This Week in NJ
Newark Animal Save will be holding a vigil this coming Thursday morning at American Halal Meat in Newark. Please come out to give love and support to the animals in their final hours. Whether you are giving love to animals arriving, bearing witness to slaughterhouse conditions, or outreaching to the public, the plan is to be there for the animals in their time of need.
The 2nd Annual March of Silence organized by V For Veganism will take place in New York City on Thursday. What started in Los Angeles is now becoming a global movement. Often times silence speaks volumes and can be a powerful tool for changing hearts and minds. This is also the perfect event for vegans new to or wary of street activism. The route will start with a demo and passing out of flyers in Union Square Park at the stairs across from Whole Foods (14th St. side), and then the march will proceed up to Herald Square (34th St & Broadway) for another demo there - most likely in front of Macy’s. Feel free to bring any literature or leaflets to donate to the cause.
Anonymous for the Voiceless's Cube of Truth is a peaceful static demonstration akin to an art performance. A demonstration will be taking place on Friday in New Brunswick. These demonstrations operate in a structured manner that triggers curiosity and interest from the public; we 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.
NJVeg will be attending the Bound Brook Street Fair for vegan outreach on Saturday. 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 NJveg.email@example.com or 609.557.7077.
The Ethos Farm Monthly Speaker Days return this Saturday with special guest speaker Scott Stoll, MD. Dr. Stoll is the co-founder of the Plantrician Project, the International Plant Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference, the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention, and the Regenerative Health Institute, a unique collaborative project with the Rodale Institute that integrates health. He is a member of the Google FoodLab, serves on the advisory board at Whole Foods for their healthcare clinics and served as a member of the Whole Foods scientific and medical advisory board. Dr. Stoll is the Chairman of the board for the Plantrician Project and chief medical director for the Rouxbe cooking school. Every year Dr. Stoll hosts the very popular one week health immersion, Dr. Stoll’s total health immersion in Naples Florida and helps attendees recover lost health, overcome addictions, and restore emotional balance. In addition to authoring several books and scientific articles, hosting his own daily TV and radio programs, Dr. Stoll has appeared on numerous national shows including the Dr. Oz show, hosting a 2018 PBS special Food As Medicine, and numerous documentaries including Eating You Alive, Wait till its Free, and The Game Changers.. This event is free to the public and sign ups can be found here.
On Sunday, the 15th, Chilis on Wheels will be providing plant based meals to those in need in the New Brunswick area. These meals are provided every third Sunday of the month. They are also looking for volunteers to help and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This 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 email@example.com.
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.
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!
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