March – July 2013
Spotlighting the lifesaving work of The Humane Society of the United States, The Genesis Awards Benefit Gala celebrates the role that news and entertainment media and other high-profile individuals play in raising awareness of animal issues.
Tickets start at $350 each, and tables of 10 start at $3,500. Online registration is now open.
The Host: Award-winning television host, choreographer, and producer Carrie Ann, who shares her life with four cats and two dogs and recently launched her own foundation, The Carrie Ann Inaba Animal Project, will emcee the star-studded event.
Program Ads: Each year we are proud to present our guests with a beautiful souvenir program as a memento. This is an excellent opportunity for you and/or your company to convey a message to our 800 attendees from the major media, entertainment, humane, and business communities.
Sponsorships: Be a part of this unique and rewarding event! Packages start at $5,000. To learn about various levels and benefits, download the corporate sponsorship brochure, email Loraine Miscavage, or call 301-258-1418.
Mega pop star Ke$ha will receive The Wyler Award on March 23.
Schedule for the evening
5:00 p.m.—Hosted cocktails and silent auction
6:15 p.m.—Gourmet vegan dinner
7:30 p.m.—Program and awards presentation
After-Party to follow
All tickets include hosted cocktails, three-course gourmet vegan dinner, admission to the program and awards presentation, and admission to the after-party.
We have secured a blocked room rate at The Beverly Hilton for guests who would like to stay there overnight or for the weekend. Guests can either book their room online at our personalized group web page or call the hotel directly at 310.274.7777. Guests should refer to “The Humane Society” to gain access to the group rate. Our discounted rate is applicable towards Deluxe Rooms only (one king bed or two double beds). Total cost per room per night is $253.40 (includes all taxes and fees). This room rate will be available until March 1 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.
Our rate for event day parking is $12 self parking and $17 for valet parking. Overnight self-parking is $25 per day.
• Email us with any ticket/seating questions or call 310.440.0600.
• RSVPs will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
• Dress is black tie optional. To respect our purpose, we request that no fur be worn.
• Your contribution less $235 per ticket is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Every stand-up comedian in the business knows you can always get an instant laugh: make a vegan the butt of your joke. Every vegan kid knows he or she is not likely to get a good meat-free and dairy-free meal in the school lunchroom and faces ridicule just for asking. All too many vegans who live in remote areas have to buy their food by mail order or travel to other towns just to eat. And ask any vegan about what he or she must go through to convey a simple food order in a non-veg restaurant. It isn’t fun.
All this even though we know meat is cruel, unhealthy, and catastrophic for the environment. And why are meat, dairy, and fish so heavily subsidized by governments around the world, particularly in the United States and Europe? None of it makes a bit of sense. Nor is it fair or right.
Enter the 6th annual NYC Veggie Pride Parade, which will take place in Greenwich Village/Union Square, on Sunday, March 24, 2013. For vegetarians, the day’s festivities are sure to give their meatless way of living a much needed boost.
Parade participants are encouraged to dress up in costumes and wear sign boards announcing their pride in their vegan lifestyle. Local restaurants, veg groups, and veg everything will be represented with banners and chants. The parade will include animal-rights activists, environmentalists, and people simply concerned with their health. But on March 24, 2013, all will come together with one voice, one expression, of veggie pride.
The procession will begin at 12 Noon, sharp, in the Old Meat Packing District (where 9th Ave. & Gansevoort St. intersect). It will culminate in a festival for all to enjoy at the north end of Union Square Park. There, revelers of all persuasions will hear well-known vegan speakers and music by vegan artists. They’ll all partake in free vegan food and explore a wide variety of exhibitor presentations. At 2 p.m., a costume contest will take place.
Throughout the day, individuals will be encouraged to speak their mind at the Soapbox Testimonial Station. Other activists will beckon passersby to receive a dollar in return for watching a pro-veg video.
Organizer Pamela Rice feels confident that this year’s parade will be the best ever. Ms. Rice said, “I’m hoping that at this event people will see vegans and vegetarians come out of the shadows, once and for all.”
Visit Veggie Pride Parade for more information about every aspect of the event.
We’re pleased to announce the return of Texas VegFest, an opportunity to celebrate all the benefits of a plant-based diet — from improving health and protecting the environment to strengthening our relationship with animals and our connection to the food grown in our community. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy a healthy and tasty diet rich in fruits and vegetables.
There will be great food, entertainment, children’s activities, vendors from our local and greater community, speakers, cooking demos, and interactive events to get you excited about the produce on your plate. We hope you’ll come away from the festival with a stronger desire to eat a healthy diet and the skills and knowledge to do just that.
The organizers behind the festival are hard at work planning and organizing to bring you the best possible event. You can help by becoming a sponsor or vendor, signing up to volunteer, or just by telling everyone you know about the festival.
Texas VegFest is an annual event promoting and celebrating plant-based diets for a healthier, more sustainable future. The event will be held in Austin, previously named eighth in a ranking of “North America’s Most Vegetarian-Friendly Cities.” The event will host a variety of different sponsors and vendors, and will include activities such as:
• Live Music & Dynamic Speakers
• Cooking Demonstrations
• Kids’ Activities
• Good Food & Cold Beer!
• Free Samples & Prizes
• Local & National Vendors
A photographic exhibition featuring large format photographs of the 300 rabbits saved from a meat farm in Tasmania now living safely at Big Ears Animals Sanctuary. This exhibition is to highlight the beauty of the most misunderstood family pet, to show their beauty, and help educate. Mary Costello is a photographer who donates 100% of her proceeds from the images to the Big Ears Animal Sanctuary. This is an exhibition for the whole family.
Big Ears Animal Sanctuary is a 100% not for profit registered charity. It was co-founded by Brett and Jacqui Steele and is administered by a board of five very animal friendly people. The sanctuary is on a 25 acre property located in northern Tasmania.
The property provides sanctuary for many different species of animals, as you will see on this site. Some have been rescued, such as the battery hens and others needed new homes for various reasons, including neglect, mistreatment or abandonment. All animals live in harmony with each other and with us, their human guardians, and fellow animals.
All the animals at the sanctuary are provided with shelter, food, veterinary care and the freedom to engage in all their natural behaviours. The rabbits burrow and make warrens, the cows and donkeys graze and the pigs root around in the mud.
We are a ‘no kill’ Sanctuary.
Big Ears Animal Sanctuary is different to animal shelters in that the majority of the animals here are not moved onto other people. This is their home, a safe place for them to live out the rest of their days.
We believe there is no ‘difference’ between companion animals and animals slaughtered for food, clothes or experimentation. All animals are capable of experiencing the same emotions as humans, such as sadness or joy (one only has to observe a rabbit doing a ‘binky’ to know this).
We abhor the cruelty caused by modern factory farming techniques such as battery hen systems and confinement pig farming, believing it not only similar to concentration camps but also damaging to the health of the human consumers of these products.
We respect life of all forms and aim to show compassion and kindness to the creatures that have no voice in this world. We believe that being human gives us the responsibility to care, educate and work towards changing attitudes about the “us” and “them” mentality. After all, it wasn’t so long ago that women were considered property and there was a system in South Africa called apartheid. As these things have changed, so too, one day will be the way the world treats its animals. This is what we strive for.
On April 20 through April 28 (two weekends and the weekdays in between), groups from across the world will hold vegan bake sales. Each participating group gets to choose its venue, what to sell, and how it uses the proceeds. We invite you to participate! You can hold the bake sale on any day during the period—or on more than one day if you like. Just about anyone can join in.
In the first four years (2009-2012) of the event, participating groups have raised close to $200,000 for a variety of causes. This year, perhaps 150 or more bake sales spanning six continents will likely raise another $50,000 for their causes. Some of the bake sales have been remarkable; all have been memorable (here are some highlights). The Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale was named the 2009 “Veg Event of the Year” by VegNews Magazine, and past two years it has been featured on CNN.com.
- It’s a fun way to introduce people to the joy and tastiness of vegan foods.
- Raise money for your cause.
- Be part of an event that will publicize the many benefits of an animal-free diet.
HOW do you participate?
- Plan to hold a vegan bake sale sometime between April 20 and April 28.
- Let us (and the world) know by using our handy signup form (preferred) or emailing us at email@example.com.
- Hold the bake sale.
- If inclined, please let us know how you did. Send a photo, or a link, whatever you’d like—celebrate and inspire.
It’s that simple.
If you want to participate but cannot do so during the “official” time period, get in touch with us—we’ve got you covered. We strive to be as inclusive as possible.
There are only two rules:
- Goods sold must be vegan. For baking, most importantly this means no dairy or eggs.
- Don’t sell or distribute anything during the bake sale (books, brochures, etc.) that contributes to the intentional harming of animals.
You don’t have to be a vegan group or even an animal group to participate. We’re inviting school clubs, Girl Scout troops, church/temple/mosque organizations, even bunches of friends who want to join.
It’s an easy and enjoyable way to raise funds, and to raise awareness about food that is delicious and satisfying but does not involve exploiting or mass-killing animals. (Note that animals are slaughtered in huge numbers, and at all ages starting at newborn, in the dairy and egg industries). In addition, many people are allergic to dairy or eggs, and holding a vegan bake sale shows that you can make super-tasty versions of cakes, pies, cookies, and other desserts without these ingredients.
The Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale is sponsored by A Well-Fed World, which works to feed an ever-growing human population through a plant-based diet, thus saving people, animals, and natural resources.
Building on the momentum from 2009 through 2012, we expect the 2013 event to be bigger and have more media coverage—and be more fun—than ever.
The web site is filled with useful information to help you get your vegan bake sale going. For instance, we have links to over a thousand vegan baked good recipes and the web’s most complete collection of bake sale tips. Here are few that are handy to know right off the bat…
Tips for Getting Started
- You need to secure your venue. Possible locations include community centers, public squares, shopping centers, strip malls, pet supply stores, and sports arenas before or during an event. School and religious groups may want to hold the event in their respective schools and places of worship. Farmers markets, craft fairs, and festivals are other potential places for a vegan bake sale, although you often have to register early. Also, any vegan-oriented store will probably be receptive (if not wildly enthusiastic) about a vegan bake sale at or near their business. You may be able to have a bake sale in your office or apartment building lobby, or even on your front porch.
- You need to get all the necessary permissions for holding a bake sale at your desired location. This can range from almost nothing to dealing with multiple levels of officials and obscure regulations. For shopping centers and strip malls, you may need permission from the owner of the property, not just store management. Health ordinances vary from place to place, and sometimes a city code will override a state code. But the good news is that in most instances, bake sales are very easy to set up, in terms of legalities and permits.
Note: In some European countries, additional restrictions may apply. Watch this space for more information and suggestions to make the process go as smoothly as possible.
- The bigger and busier the venue, the earlier you may need to reserve it. For best results, start those phone calls soon.
New to Vegan Baking?
|It’s easier than you think. Just follow any of the million vegan baking recipes on the net or in cookbooks. Or, if you’re an advanced baker, you can usually make one or two minor changes (e.g., use nondairy milk instead of cow’s milk) and you’re good to go. Either way, with vegan baking you can create brownies, cookies, cupcakes, and other delectables—even cheesecakes—that are as tasty as you’ve ever had—or better! You’ll find lots of vegan baking tips and recipes on the web site, but also, in any search engine, just enter “vegan recipe” followed by whatever you want to bake, such as “chocolate chip cookies”or “zucchini bread,” and you’ll get plenty of good recipes and cooking hints.|
OK, that’s it for now. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or suggestions. Check back often for updates and new information. The signup form is here. If inclined, check out our Facebook page or follow us on twitter.
Spread the news and the love. Fifth Annual Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale—April 20-April 28, 2013!
Cleveland, OH — Join Earth Day Coalition for EarthFest 2013 at this year’s new location, the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, on Sunday, April 21 from 10am-5pm. In partnership with Mayor Frank Jackson’s Sustainable Cleveland 2019 initiative, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and the Ohio Development Services Agency Office of Energy, this year’s EarthFest will celebrate Advanced and Renewable Energy with a new exhibit area under the Fairground’s dramatic on site wind turbine and Energy Education Center. Presented and organized by Earth Day Coalition since 1990, EarthFest is Ohio’s largest environmental education event and the longest running Earth Day celebration in the nation.
EarthFest will feature over 200 exhibits in 8 sustainability areas including: Advanced and Renewable Energy, Local & Sustainable Food, Clean Transportation (with Ride & Drive), Health & Fitness, Community Works, Family Fun, Zero Waste, and Green Home & Garden. Families will enjoy all day entertainment with eco-activities, Ohio’s first biodiesel powered amusement park rides, music on 5 stages, urban farm animals, healthy food from local food trucks, the NASA “Village,” Jungle Bob with his animal friends, Valley Exotic Petting Zoo, pony rides and much more…
There are 52 weeks in a year, why not make at least one of them meat-free?
Now in its fifth year, US VegWeek (April 22-28) is a fun way to explore a wide variety of meat-free foods and discover the many benefits of vegetarian eating — for our health, the planet, and animals. This year’s celebration, kicking off on Earth Day, will be bigger and better than ever!
Compassion Over Killing launched VegWeek in 2009 in Takoma Park, Maryland (our hometown) thanks to the inspiration of MD Senator Jamie Raskin. He was the first person to sign up for our 7-day VegPledge — a pledge he’s kept to this day — and VegWeek was officially recognized by our city through a Mayoral Proclamation.
Energized by his new vegetarian diet, which he refers to as “aligning my morals with my menu,” Sen. Raskin has since helped COK expand our VegWeek campaign into a nationwide effort encouraging people choose meat-free foods as a way to build a kinder, cleaner, and healthier world. Start today!
Proceeds benefit the Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest (CSNW), located on a 26-acre farm in the Cascade mountains, due east of Seattle. CSNW is one of only nine sanctuaries in the country that cares for chimpanzees. CSNW was founded in 2003 to provide sanctuary for chimpanzees discarded from the entertainment and biomedical testing industries.
The fourth gala auction will combine what was perfect about past auctions (auctioneer Laura Michalek, the beautiful Bell Harbor venue, lots of great auction items) with some improvements (it’s on a Saturday this year!) plus new stories to warm your hearts and get your paddles in the air. We cannot wait for you to join us in celebrating Hope, Love, Home and five years of Sanctuary for the Cle Elum Seven chimpanzees!
CSNW provides lifetime quality care for formerly abused and exploited chimpanzees while advocating for great apes.
We envision a world where chimpanzee sanctuaries are no longer needed. Sanctuaries are only necessary in a world where chimpanzees are exploited and then discarded. We envision a world where chimpanzees are not bred by humans to be used for entertainment or kept as pets, and where medical advancement is productive and successful without including experimentation on chimpanzees. We envision a world where chimpanzees are raised by their mothers and live freely with their families in their natural habitat. We envision a world where our closest genetic relatives are respected and honored and allowed to thrive and behave as they were born to. We envision a world where chimpanzees are allowed to be, simply, chimpanzees.
Our goals are to provide sustainable sanctuary, end the use of great apes in entertainment, and facilitate collaboration to continuously improve the care of captive chimpanzees.
The NOLA Veggie Fest is the Big Easy’s signature celebration of all things veggie. Join us for a N’Awlins style weekend of fun and fabulous food, as we celebrate compassionate vegan cuisine and healthy lifestyles.
There’s so much to see and do at this fun, family friendly event! Veggie festers spend the entire day sampling products, patronizing food vendors, attending cooking demos, listening to speakers, watching informational films, hearing live music, and learning about the health benefits of a plant-based diet.
Whether you’re interested in healthy eating, sustainable living, compassion for animals or, simply enjoying excellent cuisine made with veggies, then NOLA Veggie Fest is for you! We offer something for everyone and all are welcome: vegans, vegetarians, omnivores and carnivores alike! Geaux Veg Ya’ll!
DON’T WAIT! These ticket packages are available for online purchase only! Single-day passes at the door are $10 per day with tote bags available on a first come, first served basis. Event t-shirts and other merchandise available for separate purchase.
Join us for an evening of fun with delicious catered vegan dinner & drinks, special presentation about FARM’s life-saving work, fundraising auction, raffle, as well as a DJ and dancing.
Are you interested in trying a vegan diet with some help and support? If so, then sign up for the London Vegan Pledge.
Once you have been registered, you will be given joining instructions for two meetings at a venue in central London, one at the start of your pledge month on Sunday 12th May 2013, and one at the end of your vegan month on Sunday 9th June 2013.
This two-part “Introduction to Veganism” course includes: speakers, films, delicious vegan food, cookery demos, free recipe booklets and basic health and nutrition advice. At the first meeting you will also meet your vegan buddy who will support you during your month. All of this is completely free!
If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch via email@example.com.
Details of the 2012 Vegan Pledge can be found here.
Vegan Campaigns promotes veganism, mainly in the London area. Among the activities that have already taken place are vegan food fairs, information evenings, veggie burger giveaways and street stalls. We also helped to organise the London Vegan Festival in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011, as well as the London Vegan Pledge.
We have occasional meetings in Central London, and also have an email list to inform about events and campaigns planned. To find out more, visit the rest of the site or contact us for more details to get involved.
See. Eat. Hear. FEEL VEGAN. Two days of vegan exploration await you. Nourish your taste buds on scrumptious plant-based food from New York’s famed vegan restaurants — the best in the world!
Get inspired by world-renowned speakers, champion athletes, and top chefs. Provoke new thoughts with award-winning films and their directors. Discover the vast market of cruelty-free products and services. And much more.
The Seed invites the vegan-curious, vegan-skeptical, and vegan choir to explore what we have to offer today. You’ll gain understanding of the endless benefits of a compassionate, healthful, and earth-conscious existence of the vegan & plant-based lifestyle.
The WorldFest 2013 Earth Day Festival will be held on Sunday, May 19th, 2013, from 10:30am to 7:00pm, at the beautiful outdoor setting of Woodley Park in Lake Balboa, CA. We will welcome our attendees to a magnificent day filled with entertainment, education and enlightenment. The combination of great music, empowering speakers, environmental, humanitarian and animal welfare non-profits, kid’s activities and a delicious food court make for an earth-friendly experience that is sure to be inspiring and enjoyable for all.
Here’s What’s Happening at WorldFest this Year:
Main Stage – bigger-name bands and celebrity speakers.
Earth Lounge – singer/songwriters, jazz, rock, funk, and world music groups and poets.
EcoTent – speakers, discussions, and displays about sustainable living and current environmental issues
Healthy Hut – speakers, discussions, and displays about health including yoga, meditation & cooking demos.
Exhibitors – more than 100 companies and organizations showcasing their products or eco- and animal-friendly messages.
Kids’ World – storytelling, face painting, and children’s entertainers and other activities!
Oasis Beer and Wine Garden brought to you by the Lagunitas Brewing Company – Refresh yourself in the Oasis located near the Main Stage!
Animal Adoptions – dogs, cats, rabbits and lots of animals looking for good homes!
ATM Access — There is an ATM machine on the grounds of WorldFest.
Bring your own water bottle to WorldFest for FREE FILTERED DRINKING WATER!
Free water* at WorldFest! We are pleased to say that this year we have Lifesource Water Systemsfiltering our water for us. Please stop by the booth for more information. (*water is free if you bring your own cup or bottle. We will also be selling steel bottles and you can get a compostable cup for $1.)
- Presale tickets until May 1st
At the Festival
- General Admission- $9
- Seniors over 60 – $5
- Ride your bike to WorldFest – $5
- Take the Metro – $5
(show your pass or ticket for the day)
- Kids 12 and under – FREE
- 91406 zip code residents – FREE
(with proof of residence)
Pets are not allowed this year except for service animals.
We are so sorry to say that due to strict Health Department regulations and liability issues we are unable to accommodate your dogs (even on-leash) at the event this year. We are all animal lovers and this is really disappointing for us. If it was possible for us to have them, we would! However, you can still get your “dog-fix” and all the dog-licks you can handle by visiting the many adoptable dogs from rescue organizations that will be available at the festival. Service animals are are allowed. Please have your documentation with you if you can.
Noon: Outdoor Lunch, Music, 2pm: Afternoon Program (includes short membership meeting and trustee election).
JENNY BROWN is the author of The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals. She is a longtime animal advocate, co-founder and director of Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary in Woodstock, New York, a nonprofit farmed animal shelter and advocacy organization located in the Catskill Mountains.
MICHAEL A. WEBER is the Executive Director of Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM), where he oversees FARM’s Sustained Vegan Advocacy campaigns to reduce (and eventually eliminate) the number of animals raised and killed for food.
BLU HiPP — Blue Hippopotamus has a unique alternative rock style. They play to benefit animals and promote vegan living. Caitlin Jaene, bassist of the band, has a strong jazz singer voice. Chris Mercer creates an ocean of sound and harmonies using his guitar and pedals as one large instrument. Rich Breazzano, the dynamic drummer, makes the whole sound dance with his pounding beats. Blue Hippopotamus wants the world to “B Hipp to Animals”.
ANNE DINSHAH is the author of Dating Vegans: Recipes for Relationships and coauthor (with Freya) of Apples, Bean Dip, and Carrot Cake: Kids! Teach Yourself to Cook. She is a rowing coach and motivational speaker.
FREYA DINSHAH, president of AVS and editor of American Vegan, is organizing the day’s activities. She is looking for volunteers to setup, direct parking, greet and check in attendees, prepare and serve lunch, staff book room, and do cleanup.
Book Room open 11am-6pm: Books, Media, and Posters!
Donation: Supporter $50, Adult $25, Student/Low Income $10, Child $5
Register by May 22 — mail, phone, fax, or website: American Vegan Society, PO Box 369, Malaga NJ 08328 Phone: 856-694-2887, Fax: 856-694-2288.
Compassion Over Killing and VegRehoboth are excited to host this all-veg celebration in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The Rehoboth Beach VegFest celebrates how easy and delicious it is to choose vegetarian foods. This FREE outdoor festival highlights the community’s diverse range of animal-friendly cuisine and the many benefits of choosing plant-based foods. Featuring speakers, cooking demonstrations, free food samples, dozens of exhibitors, and area food vendors, the Rehoboth Beach VegFest has something for everyone to enjoy.
Compassion Over Killing (COK) is a national non-profit animal protection organization based in Washington, DC with a second office in Los Angeles. Working to end animal abuse since 1995, COK relies on a variety of strategies to expose cruelty to farmed animals and promote vegetarian eating as a way to build a kinder world for all animals. Compassion Over Killing is also the proud presenter of the DC VegFest, happening on Sat., Sept. 28 in Washington, DC. Visit COK.net to learn more about campaigns to run pro-veg ads on HULU.com, persuade companies to offer more vegan options, and more.
VegRehoboth is a social and outreach organization that provides connection and resources for the Vegetarian and Vegan community in Rehoboth Beach, DE and the surrounding areas. VegRehoboth is open to all—including those just curious! We welcome vegetarians and vegans, part-time vegetarians, flexitarians, and meat-eaters who want to cut back on meat and learn about healthier new ways of eating.
VegRehoboth hosts informal get-togethers at new or favorite restaurants, veg happy hours, veg film screenings, & more. We share friendship, good conversation, and great food! Visit us at VegRehoboth.com.
Cleveland VegFest promises to be a fun, educational event for the whole family! VegFest is planned for approximately 10 AM – 8 PM.
Plant-based eating and cruelty-free living has been shown to be:
~Healthy for the human body and mind
~The optimum way to ‘go green’ for the sustainability of our Earth
~Strongly connected to social justice and the alleviation of hunger worldwide
~The one truly compassionate choice for all living beings
Featuring many top national speakers and authors in their fields on issues of health, environmental sustainability, social justice, and animal rights, the Cleveland VegFest will be an opportunity to explore how choosing a whole, plant-based, vegan meal, directly impacts conditions in each of these critical areas.
WHAT is vegan
WHY does vegan matter
HOW to make vegan work
What kind of impact does a vegan lifestyle have? ~ Where is the evidence?
How do I stay healthy without meat and dairy?
Why haven’t I been told this by my doctor? ~ How much does it cost to eat vegan?
How does what I do make a difference? ~ What does vegan taste like?
HOW delicious vegan food can be…
Experience the flavorful, wholesome, and indulgent flavors which encompass vegan cuisine, as presented by some of the best culinary experts in our area… Cleveland’s favorite chefs, restaurants, and confectioneries will be featuring their best-selling vegan menu items.
Plus, national vendors will be showcasing a wide range of vegan products and resources.
WHAT effects the Standard American Diet has on our bodies
WHY westerners are dying of heart disease and cancer
WHO has convinced us that we need animal products to be healthy
HOW a vegan diet can greatly improve your health and turn around disease
Local vegan groups who provide guidance, support, and opportunities to continue learning and share experiences.
Mad City Vegan Fest is an annual celebration of veganism filled with great food, inspiring speakers, awesome raffle prizes, and a host of vegan-minded exhibitors. The event is free and open to the public.
Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian, or omnivore, Vegan Fest has delicious food samples and helpful information on how you can protect animals, the environment, and your health through vegan choices.
Mad City Vegan Fest is a project of Alliance for Animals, Wisconsin’s voice for animals since 1983 (address below).
Mad City Vegan Fest
Alliance for Animals
P.O. Box 1632
Madison, WI 53701
Our Mission Statement
- To highlight the ethical, environmental, and health benefits of a lifestyle free of all animal products (vegan).
- To provide a nonjudgmental, supportive, and fully inclusive environment for vegans and for those hoping to learn more about veganism.
- To demonstrate the accessibility of veganism by showcasing vegan products and organizations with an emphasis on local resources.
- To advocate compassion as the means by which to alleviate the suffering of humans and animals alike.
A collaborative effort between artists, filmmakers, activists and musicians all united under the banner of Animal Liberation.
For the past year or so a few of us have been exercising the idea of organizing a tour that was a collaborative effort between artists, filmmakers, activists and musicians all united under the banner of Animal Liberation. Taking lessons from the Total Liberation and the Primate Freedom Tours, and as the opportunity arose, we started work on what is now called the Open the Cages Tour. Essentially what we wanted to accomplish was a traveling Animal Liberation fest, including the first U.S. screenings of Maximum Tolerated Dose, and performances by bands and musicians who carry an animal rights message. In between events also participating in demonstrations and protests when the opportunities arise. A massive amount of time, energy and creativity went into the production of this tour, and there is still a lot more effort needed on our part to make it happen.
Vivisection is one of the most grotesque and unnecessary forms of animal abuse and exploitation in the world today. We planned this tour to not only educate people about the fraudulent scientific research and billions of taxpayer dollars that are invested in dead-end animal trials, but also to visit every major city on the west coast that has a university or company that participates in animal testing. Hoping to reignite the anti-vivisection campaigns in the cities we’ll be passing through, we also aim to make connections with like minded individuals who are interested in shutting down any and all companies that profit off of the suffering of other living, sentient creatures. The suffering that beagle puppies, primates, rats, rabbits, guinea pigs and other animals endure in these laboratories are not only a massive waste of life, but a waste of human knowledge as well.
Towards the abolition of ALL animal testing and exploitation. We will not be intimidated, we will not back down and we will NEVER compromise in defense of animals!
-The OTC team
The Karuna team has been very busy at work planning the first Long Island Animal Rights & VegFest. Within the event we will also be holding our second annual art show and auction. Many of you were involved in our art show and auction last year and your hard work and generosity allowed us to put together a beautiful and profoundly impactful event. We so hope you will each be involved again this year.
This year’s event is shaping up to be much larger, and will cover a very broad scope of topics, each pertaining to animal rights, veganism, compassion, loving-kindness, environmental issues and sustainability, and much more. The day will include live music performances, vegan cooking classes and demonstrations, expert guest speakers including Jenny Brown, co-founder of Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, and Jennifer Greene, organizer of Vegan Long Island Meetup. As well kids and adult yoga classes, film screenings, including Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home and The Witness, both generously donated by the organization Tribe of Heart. As well as Dr. Will Tuttle’s new film, Conscious Eating: The Power of our Food Choices. In addition to our art show and auction, which will be going on throughout the day, there will be numerous exhibitors present, all of whom are dedicated to promoting animal rescue/welfare (adoptable animals will be present), promoting environmentally friendly products that are animal-free/vegan, promoting organic/vegan foods and sustainability, and promoting a holistic lifestyle.
So, suffice to say, we are very excited. And we need your help. We need our brilliantly talented artists and musicians to donate their work and time again. And we need volunteers to help us advertise as well as work the actual event. We need your good ideas and suggestions and input. We need you to exhibit your crafts, your artwork, your organizations, your stores, your books, your music, etc., etc. We need our community to come together for the community of all animals for which we seek liberation from pain and suffering.
For those of you who are local, we would like to schedule a meeting that will take place at Huntington Yoga & Wellness Studio in Huntington Village where we will discuss all the details and delegate lots of responsibilities. For our college student friends, please let us know when you will be back in town (for your winter break) so that we can try to accommodate your schedules and have you at the meeting. For those of you out of town but who still so generously donate and contribute, please be in touch by email confirming your involvement again this year. We are asking that all artwork and raffle contributions be to us by June 1st.
For those of you who have artist friends and family members, please pass this along to them. The more contributions of art, time, and talent we receive, the more sponsorships we get, the more exhibitors present, the more we stand to contribute to the animals in need. For those of you who are involved in organizations whose missions match our own, please put them in contact with us. It is time for the compassionate and passionate voices of activists on Long Island to join together and rise up in a peaceful song for the benefit of all living beings.
Thank you all for your time, for your hard work, for your care and compassion. Thank you for seeing and treating all others as you would yourself. Thank you for your courage to speak out against the injustices far too many living beings face each day. Thank you for recognizing the urgent need to do something, and most importantly, to do it with a smile; with compassion and love for all living beings no matter what form they may take. As always, we are humbled to work amongst you.
In peace and gratitude,
The Karuna Team
Life-Changing Summer Camp for Youth Making a Difference!
YEA Camp is a unique and inspiring leadership summer camp for youth 12-17 who care about community service, activism and social justice. A week-long sleep-away program in a beautiful camp location, YEA is designed to be a fun and transformative experience that builds life-long friendships between youth with similar interests. Our program also provides a meaningful opportunity for campers to learn more about some of the issues facing our planet and to get inspired and empowered to take action on those issues.
For more information, visit our website: www.yeacamp.org
When: July & August 2013, See website for session dates
Where: OR, CA and MA
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-347-0223
Watch a two minute video about our program: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJ4T15gx_UU