We here at Vegan in NJ want everyone to stay safe and healthy as possible during these times. The events listed below, the website calendar, and future events will be constantly monitored and updated daily as cancellations come in. We encourage you to use your best judgement when attending events and consider the safety of both yourself and others.
We love you, and we'll see you on the other side of all this.
Love, Light and Life,
the Vegan in NJ crew
Cherise, Melinda, Janet, Tom, Kathy, Lori
**Our Volunteer Day at Skylands Animal Sanctuary is still scheduled for this coming Saturday. Our Vegan Weekend at Avenue, scheduled 03/27-03/29 has been postponed. Please check with this blog and the event page for the most up-to-date information on all events.**
There will be a #ditchtheskin protest Friday in Wilmington, DE. Join in educating the public about the abuse involved in the fur, wool, and down industries. There will showings of footage of the cruelty that goes on in these industries, handing out flyers to people with information and a call to action to #ditchtheskin. There will be a table set up to accept donated clothing items that contain animal fur, wool, or feathers.
Join the worldwide digital campaign against Cargill! Cargill is a private company dedicated to the exploitation of Natural Resources to be used by the Food Industry, either in farming, livestock or distribution of raw material. On Saturday, there will be two campaigns, one based in New York and one in New Jersey. For the New York based campaign, click here. For the New Jersey campaign, click here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The Jersey City chapter meets at the Journal Square plaza at noon every Sunday. For donations, contact them via their Facebook page or at email@example.com.
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 Cherise at firstname.lastname@example.org and it will get added to the calendar ASAP and included in our weekly breakdown.
Vegan in NJ events scheduled (*must be a member of the Facebook group to view private events):
4/19 Gourmet Vegan Lunch at Lady and the Shallot (with NJveg)
4/25-26 Earth Day Potluck + Clean Up (with NJ Climate Save)
We are moving all of our meetups over to Meetup.com because it's so much easier for us to manage. We know we've been slacking in the recent past on hosting meetups, but it's about to get real. Meetup charges a fee to create a group, therefore we are charging a membership fee (only $10/year) to join our group. There is a 30 day free trial, but then you will be charged $10 after that for a year. We will be using any additional money to create more meetups, compensate the hosts for their time (since we plan to do so many more) and purchase items for special meetups, potlucks, whatever. It's gonna get bigger and better! We will still be posting the events here (so you know what we're up to), but they will all require an RSVP in our Meetup Group to attend.
We have added a 'support us' page, so if you're able to help us out, please check there. We appreciate anything you can do!