Rally Series

The purpose of the Rowdy Girl Rally series is to inspire and build a plant-based community at Rowdy Girl Sanctuary by hosting area speakers that are passionate about animal rights and veganism as a way of life. We will share our plant-based recipes and enjoy a potluck dinner during the speaker, and afterward those that sign up can tour the sanctuary NEXT DOOR!

We plan to bring together plant based enthusiasts from the 13 counties surrounding RGS. They are: Harris, Brazoria, Galveston, Matagorda, Fort Bend, Colorado, Austin, Chambers, Liberty, Walker, Montgomery, Waller & Wharton.  Come and represent your county! Get the word out – we seek to create a ground swell of interest so that our May 19, 2018 event will be a huge success! #texasisgoingvegan

Speaker, Potluck, Social & a Mini Tour of Rowdy Girl Sanctuary. (Bring a covered dish)


Bar X Ranch – Speaker & Potluck
Rowdy Girl Sanctuary – Mini Tour


11:00 -11:30 Social
11:30 -11:45 – A Word from Mr. & Mrs. Rowdy
Noon – 12:45 – Special Guest & Potluck Lunch
12:45 -1:30 – Clean Up
1:45 – 3:30 – Mini Tour
$35 Speaker and Potluck only
$75 Speaker, Potluck and Mini Tour
Please calculate your donation based on the number of people and submit below. Note: Event is open to ages 13 and up only.

Saturday, July 15, 2017 – Guest Speaker: Anuj Shah – Topic: Going (and Being) Vegan in the 21st Century

Anuj Arun Shah, JD, Ph.D

Anuj Arun Shah, JD, Ph.D. went vegan at 2:35 a.m. on February 27, 1989, and has remained a passionate animal rights and vegan advocate since that time, nearly three decades ago. He is a board member for the Vegan Society of PEACE and has served on the boards of, or in some leadership capacity, of every vegan/animal rights group of every city he has lived in since going vegan. For instance, he was president of the USC Gould School of Law’s Animal Legal Protection Society, was on the board of both the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii and Animal Rights Hawaii, and played a key role in Paris, France, with the Societe pour la Defense des Animaux (Society for the Defense of Animals).

Professionally, Anuj has practiced law for 15 years, and is currently a member of both the Texas State Bar and the Houston Bar Association’s Animal Law Sections, as well as the Animal Legal Defense Fund.
To top it all off, Anuj hosts his own Vegan Podcast:  SPEAKING OF VEGAN, which he started in 2015!

Saturday, September 16, 2017 – Guest Speakers: Coby Linder and Tracy Nelson

Tracy Nelson and Coby Linder

Coby Linder and Tracy Nelson are both health and fitness networking professionals. Coby worked as a touring musician for 13 years and is now an online health coach. Tracy is a personal trainer and has been in the fitness industry for 15 years. Together they share national fitness certifications and recently graduated from the Institute of Integrated Nutrition as certified health coaches. This year they began Dallas Animal Save, part of the worldwide Save Morvement, working to end violence, oppression, and captivity of animals through bearing witness. Coby and Tracy currently reside in the Dallas, Texas

Saturday, November 18, 2017 – Guest Speaker: Bandana Chawla, M.D.

Bandana Chawla, M.D.

Bio coming in July.


January 20, 2017

March 17, 2017

Speakers to date  –  others TBA
Jane Velez Mitchell
Renee King Sonnen
Tommy Sonnen

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