United Animal Advocates of LA Message Board › Summary of Today's Animal Rights meeting
Santa Monica, CA
Hello UAALA members,
For those who missed today's meeting coordinated by Yuliya, UAALA's Assistant Organizer, below is an overview of what was discussed today...
The general schedule for these meetings (to generate activism ideas and plan outreach events) is the 2nd Saturday of every month. However, please contact one of us if we can make it easier by changing the frequency/day/time, etc. Already several people have responded with their feedback. Please let us know if you or someone you know would like to participate in these idea sessions. We generate ideas for individual activism as well as potential group projects/events. It's definitely possible to adjust the meeting schedule if there are people out there who are serious but just haven't found the current schedule convenient for them. If you are interested in planning future outreach activities, please contact Zoe at firstname.lastname@example.org or Yuliya at email@example.com.
YES ON PROP 2
--support or coordinate election day outreach at the polls with
costumes, props (e.g., mock battery cage), signs, literature
HOLIDAY OUTREACH IN GENERAL
--create & promote list of holiday vegan cooking recommendations
--Yuliya & Jeff will host a kid-friendly vegan Halloween party at
Cloverfield Park in Santa Monica on Halloween afternoon
--outreach at Farmer's Market promoting cruelty-free Thanksgiving
events and adopting/sponsoring turkeys in sanctuaries
--volunteering at Food Not Bombs if there's a Thanksgiving meal
--Yuliya & Jeff will host a secular Christmas dinner party, possibly
co-sponsored with Southern California Vegetarians
--volunteering at Food Not Bombs if there's a Christmas meal
--promote putting vegan items on personal wishlists (e.g., Amazon.com)
--promote the VegPledge as a "New Year's resolution"
GENERAL OUTREACH/ACTIVISM IDEAS
--field trips to animal sanctuaries, in conjunction with UCLA's Bruins
--investigate West Hollywood's pet rental laws and promote around
--put a list of vegan stores on the SoCalVeg website
--screen "Behind the Mask" at the Santa Monica library with a
discussion of the pros/cons of "direct action"
p.s. Also, the "duckumentary" Little Miss Dewie was great! You can see the trailer at www.DewieDuck.com.