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- ARC In Action MeetingARC In Action Meeting
Time: 7:00 pm
ARC In Action meetings are held every Wednesday from 7-8pm at our vegan store and ARC headquarters, Ethique Nouveau, located at 317 W. 48th St. in South Minneapolis (on 48th St. between Lyndale and Nicollet). Everyone is welcome - you do not have to be an ARC member to attend. Come out, meet other people who care about animals as much as you do, and see how you can get involved. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail Dallas at email@example.com. (Today) at 7:00 pm
- April 25, 2014
- Leaflet at U of M Spring JamLeaflet at U of M Spring Jam
Time: 11:45 am
Join ARC in leafletting at the U of M Spring Jam from 11:45am-12:45pm for the No Pain In My Name campaign. Meet in front of Coffman Union, by the front doors, at 300 Washington Ave SE in Minneapolis. For the past 30 years Dr. Marilyn Carroll has been forcibly addicting primates, rats, and mice to nicotine, alcohol, and street drugs to induce cravings and observe their painful withdrawal, all on the taxpayer dime. To date, she has NOTHING to show for her years of research except a body count of abused animals. Join us as we hand out leaflets with information about this wasteful, cruel, expensive research and help raise awareness of our campaign. RSVP at Minnesota Animal Rights Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Minnesota-Animal-Rights-Meetup/ at 11:45 am
- Leaflet at U of M Spring JamLeaflet at U of M Spring Jam Time: 11:45 am
- April 26, 2014
- Worldwide Vegan Bake SaleWorldwide Vegan Bake Sale
Time: 1:00 pm
It's that time of year again. The World Wide Vegan Bake Sale is the biggest and best bake sale of the year and we are proud to be putting on our sixth WWVBS in as many years. Time flies. Come, and bring your friends to stock up on lots of vegan goodies. Sweets and savories, we will even have treats for dogs this year. Just remember to bring some kind of a box or container to haul your loot home because we will be charging for boxes this year to make the event more eco-friendly. If you would like to contribute, email Betsy Born at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know what you would like to bring. Be sure to write the ingredients down somewhere so that allergy sufferers are well-informed. We also request that items be donated pre-wrapped or cut so that they are easier to divvy up. You can drop them off between 12pm-12:45pm on the day of the sale or between 12pm-6pm the day before. Bake sale will be held at Ethique Nouveau, 317 W 48th St. in Minneapolis from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at 1:00 pm
- Peaceable Kingdom II ScreeningPeaceable Kingdom II Screening
Time: 6:00 pm
Join us at Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave. S in Minneapolis at 6:00 pm for a screening of the movie Peaceable Kingdom II. Interwoven with the stories of farmers is the dramatic animal rescue work of a newly trained humane police officer whose sense of justice puts her at odds with the law she is charged to uphold. With strikingly honest interviews and rare footage demonstrating the emotional lives and intense family bonds of animals most often viewed as commodities, this groundbreaking documentary shatters stereotypical notions of farmers, farm life, and perhaps most surprisingly, farmed animals themselves. RSVP at MinneapolisVegan Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/ at 6:00 pm
- Worldwide Vegan Bake SaleWorldwide Vegan Bake Sale Time: 1:00 pm
- April 30, 2014
- Book Group: Op. Bite BackBook Group: Op. Bite Back
Time: 7:00 pm
Join the book group at Hard Times Cafe, 1821 Riverside Avenue in Minneapolis from 7-8:30 pm, for a discussion of the true-life story of Rod Coronado, who launched Operation Bite Back, a war on fur farming that left a trail of burned-out labs and farms across the country and made him the subject of an intense, years-long FBI manhunt. The campaign helped give rise to the Animal Liberation Front and its spin-off, the Earth Liberation Front. Join us for a discussion of this true-life story that reads like a values-based action packed novel. We will talk about the controversies around direct action as a liberation strategy, the current war on wolves, and how Native traditions tie in with modern day mainstream values. Rod Coronado himself will be our special guest; come and meet the man this book is all about. at 7:00 pm
- ARC In Action MeetingARC In Action Meeting
Time: 7:00 pm
ARC In Action meetings are held every Wednesday from 7-8pm at our vegan store and ARC headquarters, Ethique Nouveau, located at 317 W. 48th St. in South Minneapolis (on 48th St. between Lyndale and Nicollet). Everyone is welcome - you do not have to be an ARC member to attend. Come out, meet other people who care about animals as much as you do, and see how you can get involved. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail Dallas at email@example.com. at 7:00 pm
- Book Group: Op. Bite BackBook Group: Op. Bite Back Time: 7:00 pm
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The Animal Rights Coalition operates Ethique Nouveau; a vegan boutique, where all purchases help fund our animal advocacy programs, at 317 W. 48th St. in Minneapolis. The ARC office is located at the same address.
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Thank you to all of you who made donations to ARC in 2012. If you meant to make a contribution before the end of the year, but time got away from you, no worries. Make your donation to ARC now and feel good about starting the New Year off right!
The start of a new year is often a time for reflection. I was thinking about what makes the Animal Rights Coalition so unique and why the work we do for animals continues to inspire me daily. Here are five things that make me proud to be part of an organization like ARC:
- We made a significant dent in the culture of violence that is animal research by working to ban pound seizure in Minnesota (signed into law and banned in April 2012!), by exposing Marilyn Carroll’s primate addiction experiments at the U of M, and by bringing unwanted attention to the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science’s national convention with a demonstration attended by over 100 people.
- We created a sense of community among Minnesotans who care about animals. Our Meetup group grew to over 600 members, with over 75 activities this year, providing a vital sense of community and opportunities for people to learn more about animal rights and a plant-based diet. Our Ethique Nouveau store not only provided a space where people could feel comfortable, but also proved to the larger community that a significant number of people want to use harm-free products made without the use of animal testing, ingredients, skins, or furs.
- We connected thousands of people with the message that Animals Matter for their own reasons. Our dedicated Outreach Team handed out a total of 13,029 pieces of literature at locations all over the metro area: the Minnesota State Fair, U of M, North Minneapolis, Uptown, Downtown, and at events like the Women of Faith conference, after concerts at First Avenue and the Target Center, and at the Pet Expo, Pride Festival, Living Green Expo, Birth & Baby Expo, and Education Minnesota conference.
- We helped to shape a new generation of children who will grow up learning to value and respect animals through our VegKins families program, which has grown to over 30 participating families. We reached educators who will be teaching these children with 660 free lesson plans and resource kits. Read the MN Parent article on ARC’s VegKins program.
- We came up with creative, innovative ways to promote plant-based eating. For example, we gave out over 500 samples of vegan burgers and brats with all the fixings and information about animals used in the food system at U of M Gopher football tailgating events – a surprisingly receptive audience, and we’re going to be holding a new Vegan Hot Dish Cook-off event this February. Our Pay Per View and Vegan University programs pioneered the PPV, vegan mentor, and vegan shopping tour concepts in Minnesota and we’ve had over 600 powerful conversations with people about the experiences of animals used for food. See what VegFund has to say about our Vegan University program.
I hope reading this list moves and inspires you as much as it does me. We so appreciate not only your support, but also your vote of confidence in our work for animals. With people like you on our side, we look forward to making even more of a difference in the year ahead, not only for animals, but also in the lives of all the people we reach.