This Week in NJ
**Our monthly Volunteer Day at Skylands Animal Sanctuary is taking place this Saturday. While our volunteer list for this day is full, please be in the lookout on this blog and in our Facebook Group for our next sign ups, so you can get in on the fun as well!!**
Anonymous for the Voiceless's Cube of Truth is a peaceful static demonstration akin to an art performance. Two demonstrations will be taking place this week. The first on will be this Thursday in Stamford, CT. The second will be Saturday night in Jersey City. 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 and this group for Jersey City.
On Saturday, please join the New York Climate Save Movement to raise awareness of the worst deforestation on record this past May 2019. The Brazilian government in conjunction with animal feed companies is turning the Amazon rain forests into meat burgers. Global actions will take place with marches and protests to Brazilian Embassies, fast food restaurants and chalking in public spaces. This specific demo will target 3 fast food restaurant locations in NYC.
Black VegFest returns to Brooklyn, August 10 & August 11 in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Featuring conversations on Black family, social justice, animal rights and community buildling and performances by dead prez and Grey! Stick around for talks by Leading Voices: BK Borough President Eric L. Adams - Queen Afua - Tracye McQuirter - Milton Mills, MD - Marcelo Venegas, MD - Body By Burnhard - The Vegan Rapper - Jasmine Leyva and more. Vendors, food demos, fitness competition, a kids area and activities round out this two days festival. General Admission is free (VIP upgrades are available) and it is ADA accessible.
Finally, the Jersey Shore chapter of Food Not Bombs will be feeding those in need at the Asbury Park Train Station between 5:00 and 6:00. 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.
Vegan in NJ events scheduled (*must be a member of the Facebook group to view private events):
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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