What we're about

Welcome to Denver Vegans!

We are here to celebrate the beautiful, compassionate, healthy and sustainable vegan lifestyle! Join our loving community of diverse vegans and vegans-in-transition. We welcome people of all ages and lifestyles.

Denver Vegans exists to:

• Build and sustain a strong, diverse and loving community for vegans of all ages and lifestyles.

• Teach non-vegans about the philosophical, nutritional and environmental aspects of the vegan lifestyle.

• Encourage and support those in transition from the animal-based diet to the vegan diet.

• Spread awareness about the plight of animals and to work for animal liberation.

• Inspire, encourage and sustain the individual to reach out to their local community for a sustainable and vegan world.

Are you curious about veganism, or do you wonder what vegans eat? Then please join us! We offer monthly potlucks, picnics, educational talks and seminars with topics ranging from vegan nutrition to environmental sustainability, restaurant outings, cooking and raw food demos, pizza night, trips to animal sanctuaries, outreach events, animal activism opportunities, volunteering events, book signings and book clubs, hikes and outdoor activities and much more!

Join us and get connected!

For the animals, for the people, for the planet, The Denver Vegans Leadership Team

Upcoming events (1)

Readin' Vegans--"Mayflower"

Online event

At our online book club August 25 we'll discuss MAYFLOWER: VOYAGE, COMMUNITY, WAR, by Nathaniel Philbrick (Penguin Books, 2006). You need not have attended a previous discussion to join us for this one. As we approach the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower's voyage, many of us are questioning our founding myths and heroes. Find out what a leading historian has to say about what really happened, and the little-known aftermath of the Pilgrims' arrival and settlement. The Zoom link to the discussion is posted on the right, visible to those who RSVP. You will need a computer (or other device) with internet access. It's pretty easy; if you're curious, check out https://zoom.us/. We'll be available from 6:45 on to help anyone who might need extra time to connect. If you can't get on, call us at[masked]. We hope to "see" you there! If you'd like to read ahead: for our September 22 meeting, we'll discuss EAGER: THE SURPRISING SECRET LIFE OF BEAVERS AND WHY THEY MATTER, by Ben Goldfarb. --------------------------------------------- The Pilgrim settlement of New England has become enshrined as our most sacred national myth. Yet, as bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick reveals in this spellbinding book, the true story of the Pilgrims is much more than the well-known tale of piety and sacrifice; it is a fifty-five-year epic that is at once tragic, heroic, exhilarating, and profound. The Mayflower’s religious refugees arrived in Plymouth Harbor during a period of crisis for Native Americans as disease spread by European fishermen devastated their populations. Initially the two groups—the Wampanoags, led by the charismatic and calculating chief Massasoit, and the Pilgrims, whose pugnacious military officer Miles Standish was barely five feet tall—maintained a fragile working relationship. But within decades, New England would erupt into King Philip’s War, a savagely bloody conflict that nearly wiped out English colonists and natives alike, forever altering the face of the fledgling colonies and the country that would grow from them. With towering figures like William Bradford, Massasoit, Squanto and the distinctly American hero Benjamin Church at the center of his narrative, Philbrick has fashioned a fresh and compelling portrait of the dawn of American history—a history dominated right from the start by issues of race, violence, and religion. The New York Times bestseller MAYFLOWER was a finalist for both the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in History and the Los Angeles Times Book Award, won the Massachusetts Book Award for nonfiction, and was named one the ten “Best Books of 2006” by the New York Times Book Review. Nathaniel Philbrick is also the author of In the Heart of the Sea, winner of the National Book Award; Bunker Hill, winner of the New England Book Award; Sea of Glory; The Last Stand; Why Read Moby Dick?; Away Off Shore; Valiant Ambition, and most recently, In the Hurricane's Eye. He lives in Nantucket. “We like our history sanitized and theme-parked and self-congratulatory, not bloody and angry and unflattering. But if MAYFLOWER achieves the wide readership it deserves, perhaps a few Americans will be moved to reconsider all that.” — Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post "MAYFLOWER is a surprise-filled account of what are supposed to be some of the best-known events in this country’s past but are instead an occasion for collective amnesia. As Mr. Philbrick points out, the national memory tends to skip from the first Thanksgiving to the Shot Heard ‘Round the World without a clue about the 150 years in between.” — Janet Maslin, New York Times

Past events (577)

Photos (985)

Find us also at