This Week in NJ

** Our next Volunteer Day at Skylands Animal Sanctuary will take place this Saturday. While the Volunteer list is full, please feel free to join the waitlist (must be in Facebook group to view) and keep and eye on this blog and the Facebook Group for more dates! **

** Our first ever Ethical Artisan Market will take place this Sunday at The Downtown in Red Bank! here will be artists, photographers, and other creatives displaying their art for purchase. ALL vendors are vegan! **

Anonymous for the Voiceless's Cube of Truth is a peaceful static demonstration akin to an art performance. This demonstration operates in a structured manner that triggers curiosity and interest from the public; AV attempts 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. Two cubes will take place this week. The first cube is Wednesday in Rutherford and the second will be Friday in NYC. 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 Rutherford and this group for NYC.

Newark Animal Save will be holding a peaceful protest this Thursday at American Halal Meats in Newark. More information can be found here.

Gangster Vegan and UnSoul Food will be featured this Thursday at Philly's Weekly Vegan Market. USF willl also be donating 10% of their proceeds to Peace Advocacy Network.

Lakewood NJ Chicken Save will be holding their second meeting this Thursday. The goal is to bring awareness to the cruel practices of the Kapros season and have the town step up and enfore the laws that are already in place.

Author Dianne Wenz will be in Montclair Thursday night for a release and signing of her new cookbook, "Truly Healthy Vegan".

A Prayer for Compassion is the beautiful and powerful new film about the intersection of compassionate living and spirituality. Directed by Student Academy Award winner Thomas Jackson and produced by longtime vegan author and Main Street Vegan podcaster, Victoria Moran, this film asks people who identify as religious or spiritual, "Does what we eat matter to God?" There will be a free showing of this movie with an optional dinner (tickets required). Doors are at 6:15 and dinner will start at 6:30pm. Enjoy a delicious catered vegan and gluten-free dinner featuring crispy thin cut eggplant topped with homemade marinara sauce, vegan parmesan, homemade mozzarella and fresh parsley served over gluten free spaghetti pasta. Following dinner (7:15pm) there will be a guest speaker-Jeffrey Spitz Cohan from Jewish Veg and then the movie will begin at 8:00pm. There is a small kids play area upstairs for families who want to bring a caregiver and their young children. For more information and to purchase dinner tickets, click here.

Join Liberation NYC on Saturday for a free screening of The Animal People. The screening will be at VSPOT in Manhattan from 6 - 9 PM with an optional workshop directly after the film.