Suburban Chicago Vegetarian Meetup Message Board › Chicago Veggie Pride Parade is Tomorrow!
Chicago's first Veggie Pride Parade is tomorrow, June 2 at 12:00pm. It looks like there will be lots of folks in attendance and it might be difficult for group members to find one another in the crowd. I won't be there, so if someone could volunteer to bring along a little sign that says "Suburban Chicago Vegetarian Meetup" on it, that would be great. Please let me know if you can do this. I'll post a comment on the event page and meesage board instead of emailing again once someone volunteers. Information on the parade is below. Feel free to upload any photos you take tomorrow. Thanks, everyone! Have lots of fun and get out there and show your veggie pride!
Peace and Veggies,
"The goal of the parade is "Celebrating the Vegan/Vegetarian Lifestyle!" Featuring guest speakers, a costume contest, and tons of fun, the Chicago Veggie Pride Parade (CVPP) will be a wonderful all-encompassing event to support local vegans and vegetarians, as well as to raise awareness in the general public about the benefits of a plant-based diet. We encourage everyone, vegans or not, to come and walk, socialize, learn, and of course celebrate the Veg lifestyle with us!
We welcome all vegans, vegetarians, and any supporters of a plant-based diet in the greater Chicago area (and in the entire Midwest) who would like to give or receive support in their choices, whether they are based on Ethical, Environmental, Health or Spiritual reasons. The mission of the parade is to unify the voices of everyone who sees an advantage to a plant-based diet and wishes to share and promote it (for the sake of the animals, environment, or our personal health/health of our loved ones). This unified voice will help to make a strong impact on promoting a plant-based diet and will bring public attention to the global importance of our food choices. Let us all unite and inspire others to join us!
There will be a number of pre-parade and post-parade activities. After the parade, there will be a great mini festival at the same place featuring several great speakers including Chicago VeganMania's own Marla Rose, as well as Mercy For Animals' new Chicago Coordinator Mikael Nielson, and restauranter extraordinnaire Karyn Calabrese. There will also be a costume contest, raffles, and lots of other great fun."
The organizers would like people to pre-register, which you can do here:
Park District wants marchers to sign a waiver, which you can do here:
For full info: http://chicago.veggiepride.com/