|1||2 Vegan Grocery Shopping Tour at 6:30 pm
Are you newly vegan, know someone who is, or looking to expand your plant-based diet? Join Melissa Maaske, mentor through ARC Vegan University, as she guides you on a tour of Cub Foods, 3930 Silver Lake Rd NE in Minneapolis. You will learn simple tips for reading labels, discover products you overlooked in the past, and have your questions on veganism answered. With help from Melissa, you can make health-conscious choices about what you eat. While it is not required, we do appreciate donations of a couple of dollars to help defray the cost of Meetup fees. More details and RSVP through Minneapolis Vegan Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/
|3||4||5||6 VegKins Spring Egg Hunt at 10:30 am
Come on out to celebrate spring with a vegan egg hunt. We will be meeting in Ford Park, 2115 Ford Road in Minnetonka, MN by the benches. Please bring a basket, bucket, or bag along to collect the eggs. If you plan to attend, you need to respond by March 27th with an RSVP (at https://www.facebook.com/events/345100545607436/), so we can plan amounts accordingly. Hope to see you there! There is a requested donation of $2 per child to help cover the cost of the event. No family is turned away for inability to pay. Volunteer Orientation at 12:30 pm
Training for ARC volunteers from 12:30-2:00pm at Ethique Nouveau, 317 W 48th St., Minneapolis, MN 55419. Advance registration is required. If interested, please email Dallas at email@example.com Vegan Community Circle at 2:00 pm
Join us from 2:00-3:30 pm for a discussion of Veganism & Masculinity at Vegan Community Circle at Ethique Nouveau, 317 W 48th St. in south Minneapolis. Vegan men are often portrayed in American media as less manly. As vegans, we all know that the ultimate sign of true masculinity is taking responsibility for ones actions and living by a strong set of beliefs and morals. Still though, vegan men have to deal with a lot of crap, as the American idea of masculinity is slow to change. Come join other vegans and discuss how you feel about and are impacted by the current ideal of masculinity. Both guys and gals are welcome. Note: Vegan Community Circle is intended for people who are already vegan. VCC is designed to be a safe space for people who are already vegan to be able to speak freely about their experiences living in a non-vegan world.
|7 Vegan Grocery Shopping Tour at 10:00 am
Are you newly vegan, know someone who is, or looking to expand your plant-based diet? Join Melissa Maaske, mentor through ARC Vegan University, as she guides you on a tour of the Wedge Co-op, 2105 Lyndale Ave S in Minneapolis. You will learn simple tips for reading labels, discover products you overlooked in the past, and have your questions on veganism answered. With help from Melissa, you can make health-conscious choices about what you eat. While it is not required, we do appreciate donations of a couple of dollars to help defray the cost of Meetup fees. More details and RSVP through Minneapolis Vegan Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/ Petland Demo in Shakopee at 1:30 pm
Join ARC at a peaceful demonstration at the Petland store in Shakopee at 8091 Old Carriage Court, 1:30pm-3:00pm, on Sunday, 4/7. The Petland chain continues to encourage the selling of animals for profit even as millions of animals are killed in shelters across the country. The stores in the largest pet store chain in the country support breeding mills by purchasing their puppies, kittens, small mammals, birds, and fish from large-scale brokers and/or directly from large-scale breeding operations throughout the U.S. Not only does this contribute to the killing of millions of homeless animals every year; it also perpetuates a culture where animals are bought and sold as products. We are part of a national effort to persuade Petland to stop selling live animals (all of the Petland stores in Canada have stopped selling live animals). We provide signs, but you are welcome to bring your own as well. See you there!
|8 Movie Night: Peaceable Kingdom at 6:00 pm
Join ARC for a free movie night at the Minnehaha Free Space at 3747 Minnehaha Avenue S in Minneapolis and watch the newly re-made Peaceable Kingdom. A riveting story of transformation and healing, PEACEABLE KINGDOM: THE JOURNEY HOME explores the awakening conscience of several people who grew up in traditional farming culture and who have now come to question the basic assumptions of their way of life.
|9||10||11||12||13 Seward Sustainability Fair at 12:00 pm
Visit the ARC table at the Seward Neighborhood Sustainability Fair at Faith Mennonite Church, 2720 E. 22nd St. in Minneapolis. The fair goes from noon-4:30pm.
|14 Seward Sustainability Fair at 12:00 pm
ARC has a table at the Seward Neighborhood Sustainability Fair, from noon to 4:30, where we\'ll be giving out information about veganism from an environmental standpoint. Fair location is Faith Mennonite Church, 2720 E 22nd St. in Minneapolis. Petland Demo in St. Paul at 1:30 pm
Join ARC at a peaceful demonstration at the Petland store in St. Paul at 2123 Old Hudson Road, 1:30-3:00pm, on Sunday, April 14. ** Note: Park in the St.Paul Youth Services Lot to the north of the Strip Mall. The Petland chain continues to encourage the selling of animals for profit even as millions of animals are killed in shelters across the country. The stores in the largest pet store chain in the country support breeding mills by purchasing their puppies, kittens, small mammals, birds, and fish from large-scale brokers and/or directly from large-scale breeding operations throughout the U.S. Not only does this contribute to the killing of millions of homeless animals every year; it also perpetuates a culture where animals are bought and sold as products. We are part of a national effort to persuade Petland to stop selling live animals (all of the Petland stores in Canada have stopped selling live animals). We provide signs, but you are welcome to bring your own as well. See you there!
|15||16 Dineout at Ecopolitan at 6:30 pm
Join us for a lovely evening at Ecopolitan restaurant at 2409 Lyndale Ave S in Minneapolis. Ecopolitan is 100% Vegan, Organic, and Raw. The food is delicious and it is a fun experience to try creatively crafted raw dishes! RSVP at Minneapolis Vegan Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/
|17||18||19||20 World Wide Vegan Bake Sale at 10:00 am
Get tasty vegan baked goods and support animal rights advocacy in Minnesota at the World Wide Vegan Bake Sale - Twin Cities Style! at Ethique Nouveau, 317 W 48th St. in Minneapolis from 10:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday, April 20. If possible, please bring your own container to take your treats home in. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up to bake to help animals.
|22 US Bank Protest at 4:00 pm
US Bank Protest – Stop Funding Animal Torture US Bank Headquarters in Minneapolis, 800 Nicollet Mall US Bank National Association, a subsidiary of US Bank, has been uncovered by SHAC as the largest ever lender ($120 million) to controversial animal testing laboratory, Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS). Please help kick off the campaign against US Bank by contacting the bank and voicing your outrage over its support of animal torture; demand that they end their relationship with the cruelty of Huntingdon Life Sciences.
|23||24||25||26 Lab Animal Lib Week Protest at 11:00 am
World Laboratory Animal Liberation Week Protest. Where: WuXi Apptec, Inc. 2540 Executive Drive, St. Paul. Why WuXi Apptec?: WuXi Apptec has the dubious distinction of being the number one most painful research lab in the country. This company is responsible for torturing almost 100,000 dogs, cats, primates, and other species of animal—primarily rabbits and guinea pigs at the St. Paul facility—often without pain relief (reported by S.A.E.N.). Event Details: Join us for a demonstration against WuXi Apptec. The demo will take place from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Contact: Kim Socha (email@example.com) for details.
|27||28 March of Dimes Outreach at 10:00 am
ARC will be giving out information at the March of Dimes walkathon at Como Park in St. Paul about the March of Dimes funding of cruel and useless experiments on animals. Book Group: Defiant Daughters at 6:30 pm
Join us to discuss Defiant Daughters at 6:30pm at Common Roots Cafe, 2558 Lyndale Ave S in Minneapolis. RSVP through Minneapolis Vegan Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/. When The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory by Carol J. Adams was published more than 20 years ago, it caused an immediate stir among writers and thinkers, feminists and animal rights activists alike. Never before had the relationship between patriarchy and meat eating been drawn so clearly, the idea that there lies a strong connection between the consumption of women and animals so plainly asserted. But, as the 21 personal stories in this anthology show, the impact of this provocative text on womens lives continues to this day, and it is as diverse as it is revelatory.
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