This Week in NJ
We have TWO (!!!) volunteer days at Skylands Animal Sanctuary this week. For information on the September 4th, click here, and for September 7th, click here. Wednesday has many spots available still, but Saturday is filled up. Join our Facebook group to stay up to date on these events and more. Many of our events (including volunteer days) are private for the Facebook group only.
On Monday, please keep Animals First on the Second in mind. This is not an event to attend; rather a monthly day of reflection and remembrance. Each day, millions of farm animals are starved on their way to slaughter. On the second day of every month, fasting is encouraged in protest of the treatment of these sentient beings. Join us as we amplify the voices of the billions of farmed animals suffering around the world. You can find more information about this campaign here.
Anonymous for the Voiceless's Cube of Truth is a peaceful static demonstration akin to an art performance. A demonstration will take place Friday evening in Stamford, CT and Sunday afternoon in Montclair, NJ. These demonstrations operate in a structured manner that triggers curiosity and interest from the public; they attempt to lead bystanders to a vegan conclusion through a combination of local standard-practice animal exploitation footage and conversations with a value-based sales approach. Masks, signs, and outreach literature are provided. Black upper clothing appropriate for the weather is essential, and please bring a fully charged laptop or tablet if you have one. Interested volunteers should join this Facebook group for Stamford, CT and this Facebook group for Montclair, NJ.
NJVeg will be crossing the Delaware Friday night for a dinner at Cafe Con Leche in Newtown, PA. They kindly ask that you RSVP by 09/05 one of these ways: NJveg.org/rsvp, NJveg.firstname.lastname@example.org, or 609-557-7077 (text/voice). Cafe Con Leche's Vegan Menu can be found here. They will also be attending the Red Bank Street Fair and doing vegan outreach on Sunday. Volunteers will answer questions and provide free literature on the benefits of a plant-based diet. They are in need volunteers for this and other outreach. Come out for an hour, or the entire event. Help spread the word that a plant-based diet saves animals, protects the environment, and improves your health! No experience is necessary. They particularly need help setting up (at 10am) and packing up (to about 5:30pm). If you're interested in joining NJveg's outreach team, please contact us at NJveg.email@example.com or 609.557.7077.
Shop Vegan! Eat Vegan! Share Vegan this Sunday at Tattooed Mom in Philly! The market, hosted by V Marks the Shop, will feature 10-15 vegan & vegan-friendly makers & shakers with the goods & services to support vegan lifestyles in Philly and beyond! Admission is free as always and all are welcome!
On Sunday, a local grassroots group of caring animal rights activists will be protesting to stop SeaQuest from opening a new Aquarium planned for Fall of this year at the Woodbridge Mall Center in Woodbridge. Contact Denise Morgan at (732)525-9536 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, the Jersey Shore chapter of Food Not Bombs will be feeding those in need at the Asbury Park Train Station between 3:00 and 4:00. If you want to donate something, contact them via their Facebook page or by emailing them at email@example.com. The Jersey City chapter meets at the Journal Square plaza at noon every Sunday. For donations, contact them via their Facebook page or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vegan in NJ events scheduled (*must be a member of the Facebook group to view private events):
10/12 Voktoberfest - NJ's first vegan Oktoberfest!
10/20 A Vegan Weekend with Avenue: Sunday Market
If you are hosting an event or know of an event happening that you do not see on our events page, please send an email to email@example.com and I'll add it to the page ASAP and include it in my weekly breakdown.
We have started a Patreon page and we would love it if you could donate any amount you could. We will be working on setting up the tiers with more as time goes on, but for right now, you will get access to our feed, where we will be working through ideas and events we plan to host in the future, early blog posts, discount codes for events, and random merch an whatever we've got that we can send you! This will be a great place for you to have your voice heard about how we can make NJ the most vegan friendly place it can be. Proceeds from our Patreon will be going to maintain the website, brand, and afford us to be able to hire on more awesome vegans to help us on our journey to make NJ a vegan wonderland!
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