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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 (4)

Vegan Pizza (NY Style)

Great Divide Brewery

Hopefully no one's tired of Pizza!

Mora Pizza is a ghost kitchen located in NYC & Denver. They deliver to the Great Divide Brewery in Rino (on 35th St.) so I thought this might be a good opportunity to get some beers and have some exceptional plant based pies.

Below you'll find a specialized link for anyone of this event to purchase a special deal that was set up just for us. For $25 you may select from each of the following options:
-1 personal 10" (cheese, green chili, buffalo, BBQ or chickun parm)
-Pasta (Ziti or spaghetti)
-Garlic knots

https://morapizzadenver.com/pages/denver-vegan-meetup

I was asked by the owner to have everyone order before the day of the event so there is enough time to create the meals.

Big shoutout to Roz Cortero for the idea. I might have not known this place existed otherwise. Extra points if you are actually from the city that never sleeps. Looking forward to hearing what we all think of it and having a great time.

P.S: Their 100% plant based menu is incredible. Have a look. Cheers.
www.MoraPizzaDenver.com

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Queer and Veg Night (February)

Edgewater Public Market

Veg/ans who are in the LGBT+ community please come through! This is the third Queer and Veg Edgewater Public Market Meetup.
We will grab a table or two, chat, eat, drink, and find community. Gladys and Meta Burger are two fully vegan eateries, plus other cafes have vegan options. There’s free parking on site, a bar, and other shops. I’ll put “Denver Vegan” signs on the tables and I will write a description of where we are sitting when I get there. This is food court seating so drop in whenever

You can message me privately if you’re nervous to go or have questions ok anxiety fam I GOT YOU

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February Potluck and Game Night!

Rocky Mountain Miracle Center

This month's potluck features the return of our ever-popular game night! We will play board games after the meal.

This is a great opportunity to get to know others in the group. For those who are new to veganism, welcome! Here is your chance to get your game on AND try lots of delicious vegan food!

WHAT TO BRING:

• A vegan dish to serve at least 8 with a recipe card or list of ingredients. (All vegan please: no meat, bacon, eggs, poultry, fish, dairy or honey). If you do not know what to bring, please contact Denver Vegans leadership.

• Your own utensils and reusable place setting

• $3.00 cash fee to cover our rental space

• Games if you have them. (Board games or any type of games - we still have a time limit on the room, so games that don't take too long to play are preferred).

We gather at 6 p.m. and eat at 6:15 p.m. (a bit earlier to allow more time for games!) Hope to see you there!

Readin' Vegans--"Unworthy Republic"

Link visible for attendees

For our Feb. 28 online book club, we'll discuss UNWORTHY REPUBLIC: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory, by Claudio Saunt (W. W. Norton, 2020). You need not have attended a previous discussion to join us for this one. We'll discuss the book until about 8:00, followed by open conversation.

If you'd like to read ahead:
Mar. 28 -- Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande
April 25 -- The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon, by Bill McKibben
May 23 -- Leave Only Footprints, by Conor Knighton

The Zoom link to the discussion is posted on the right, visible to those who RSVP. PLEASE NOTE: THIS LINK DISAPPEARS AT THE MEETUP START TIME, THAT IS, 7:00 PM. We'll be available from 6:50 on to help anyone who might need extra time to connect.
You will need a computer, laptop, smartphone or other device with internet access. It's pretty easy; if you're curious, check out https://zoom.us/.
If you can't get on, call us at[masked].
We hope to "see" you there!
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About Unworthy Republic:
In May 1830, the United States formally launched a policy to expel Native Americans from the East to territories west of the Mississippi River. Justified as a humanitarian enterprise, the undertaking was to be systematic and rational, overseen by Washington’s small but growing bureaucracy. But as the policy unfolded over the next decade, thousands of Native Americans died under the federal government’s auspices, and thousands of others lost their possessions and homelands in an orgy of fraud, intimidation, and violence.

Drawing on firsthand accounts and the voluminous records produced by the federal government, Saunt’s deeply researched book argues that Indian Removal, as advocates of the policy called it, was not an inevitable chapter in U.S. expansion across the continent. Rather, it was a fiercely contested political act designed to secure new lands for the expansion of slavery and to consolidate the power of the southern states. Indigenous peoples fought relentlessly against the policy, while many U.S. citizens insisted that it was a betrayal of the nation’s values.

In telling this gripping story, Saunt, Professor in American History at the University of Georgia, shows how the politics and economics of white supremacy lay at the heart of the expulsion of Native Americans, how corruption, greed, and administrative indifference and incompetence contributed to the debacle of its implementation, and how the consequences still resonate today. Among awards the book has won:

  • Winner of the Bancroft Prize in American History.
  • Finalist for the National Book Award.
  • A New York Times Critics' Top Book of 2020.
  • Selected by the Washington Post as one of the ten best books of 2020.
  • Selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the ten best books of 2020.
  • Selected by The Atlantic as one of the fifteen best books of 2020.

The “definitive history of this widely remembered but seldom understood central episode in American history…. [O]ne of the most important books published on U.S. history in recent years.” - Sven Beckert, Laird Professor of History, Harvard University
An “extraordinary new history" and "a major achievement.” - Nick Romeo, Washington Post
"Unworthy Republic is a power and lucid account.... Saunt has written an unflinching book that reckons with this history and its legacy." - Jennifer Szalai, New York Times
A “much-needed rendering of a disgraceful episode in American history that has been too long misunderstood." - Peter Cozzens, Wall Street Journal

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Past events (646)

January Potluck - Breakfast for Dinner!

Rocky Mountain Miracle Center

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