This Week in NJ

Well, we seem to be defrosting nicely over here, aren't we? Finally a time for sweaters and leggings!

This week kicks off with a lecture. "Should We All Be Vegan?" will be hosted by the Cornell Students for Animal Rights and the Cornell Vegan Society. This will take place at Kennedy Hall in Ithaca, NY and features Earthling Ed. Ed Winters is a vegan educator, public speaker and content creator based in London, England. Winters is the co-founder and co-director of Surge, an animal rights organisation determined to create a world where compassion towards all non-human animals is the norm. In 2016 Surge founded The Official Animal Rights March which succeeded in a growth from 2,500 participants in London in 2016 to 28,000 participants across the world in 2018. In 2017 Winters produced the documentary Land of Hope and Glory and launched the on-going moving activism project The Big Vegan Activism Van. He has spoken at over 1/3 of UK universities and has given speeches across the world. Admission for the lecture is $5 and free for students.

On Thursday, join Newark Animal Save at 6:30am to bear witness to innocent beings arriving for slaughter. In their final hour, they will be offered water, comfort, and our love. Attendees will also be holding a memorial with writings and music for the cow who passed during transport last week. The address is 270 Raymond Blvd in Newark.

Another Plants on Plates dinner will be taking place on Thursday night. The venue is Juniper Hill Restaurant & Bar in Annandale. These dinners are a fun way to bring the community together, meet new people and learn more about a whole foods diet. The event starts at 5:00pm and registration information can be found on the event's Facebook Page.

The Vegan Chub will be hosting A Night of Vegan Indulgence Dinner Buffet. Taking place on Friday night at Kitchen 19 in Hammonton, the buffet features French Onion Soup, Chikun Pot Pie, Sausage Lasagna, Italian Roasted Veggies, Teriyaki Chikun, Porq Fried Rice, Beaf Stroganoff, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo, Sesame Green Beans, Desserts, Iced Tea, Coffee, & More. BYOB. Family style seating. Tickets are available here.

Join Clean Ocean Action for another year of Beach Sweep and Clean-Up Saturday the 13th, from 9am-12:30pm at the 3rd Avenue Beach in the Ortley Beach section of Toms River. Come out to support your local community, hang out with Hamlette the Minipig, and meet some like-minded individuals! Refreshments (light snacks and beverages) will be provided!

NJVeg will be hosting a lunch meet up at Seed Burger in New Brunswick on Saturday from 1p-3p. After lunch, stay for an outdoor walk or an indoor activity, depending on the weather.