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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)See all
- Snout Art Show and Plant-Based Cooking ClassDoolittle Farm Sanctuary, Longmont, CO
Here's how the folks at Doolittle Farm Sanctuary describe this event (please note that an RSVP on this meetup does not register you for the event):
It's time for the 3rd Annual Snout Art (SNART) show! Please mark your calendars for October 1st 10 AM-1 PM. What's SNART? This project, which started as a way to find enrichment activities for these smart, funny, sentient, mischievous piggos, is a passion of mine, and now many people have also become passionate about SNART as well, as collectors or followers of their work! At the show, the snartists' work will be on display and for sale too. All proceeds always go directly back into the care of our animals. Please come by, see the artwork and meet the snartists. The Doolittle Collective is also making greeting cards and tote bags these days, and welcomes commissions as well!
If you'd like a preview, or would like an art piece put aside for you, check out their gallery here:snoutartsnart.com.
The snartists will be painting around 12:30 if you'd like to come check it out. Of course, there will be animal shmoozing time (10 AM-12 PM) and you will learn a little bit about each of the animals!
Finally, Keith Hughes will be doing a plant-based cooking class, focused on making a couple of easy and delicious lunches, from 1-2:30 PM. The class will show you how to make two wrap-based lunch dishes, one a soy curl salad, a plant-based version of chicken salad, and a Sloppy Jack, a plant-based version of a Sloppy Joe. The price of the class is $10 and includes a bag of Butler's Soy Curls and a can of Jackfruit so you can try the recipes right away at home!
REGISTER HERE: https://docs.google.com/.../1TB-pIgm...
Sign up early for the cooking class! We only have room for 15 people, though we'll maintain a wait-list. If you have questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or message through our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/doolittlefarmsanctuary
Please respect the following rules when visiting us: Our priority is to make sure everyone stays safe during the visit. Please don't feed anyone. Some (that's you, goats and sheep!) can get a little pushy around food, and a little push in general. Please be alert around them. Many of them are friendly, some are moody, but it's their home, so if they aren't in the mood to hang out, please respect that. Please leave your companion animals at home. Please park on the street.
Let us know if you have any questions and we're looking forward to seeing you on October 1st!
- VRG Vegan Networking Dinner in DenverNeeds location
The Vegetarian Resource Group will host a networking dinner in Denver, Colorado, during the annual Food and Nutrition Conference & Expo meeting of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The dinner will be held within one mile of the Colorado Convention Center. The public is invited. Participants from Denver and places from around the country will have a chance to share veg-related activities they have coordinated.
RIO GRANDE MEXICAN RESTAURANT BUFFET:
Chips and Salsa
Portobello and Squash
Grilled Peppers and Onions
Pico de Gallo
Selection of Salsas
Soft Drinks, Coffee, Tea
$30 for members of The Vegetarian Resource Group, Denver Vegans Meetup, Boulder & Beyond Vegans Meetup, and Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group. $35 for nonmembers. Includes tax and tip. Children under 5 are free, and children ages 5-12 are half price.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. SEATING IS LIMITED. Note: An RSVP on this meetup site does NOT reserve you a spot.
Please prepay at [ https://www.vrg.org/donate ] Write in the comments section names of participants and that it is for the Denver dinner.
Or call (410) 366-8343, or mail payment to The Vegetarian Resource Group, P.O. Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203. Event location will be given when you register. More details here:
- Readin' Vegans -- "Once Upon a Time We Ate Animals"Link visible for attendees
For our Oct. 24 online book club, we'll discuss Once Upon a Time We Ate Animals: the Future of Food, by Roanne van Voorst (HarperOne, 2021).
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.
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. If you can't get on, call us at 303-300-2368.
We hope to "see" you there!
If you'd like to read ahead:
Nov. 28 -- The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 Years Old, by Hendrik Groen
Dec. -- no meeting
Combining the ethical clarity of Jonathan Safran Foer's Eating Animals with the disquieting vision of Alan Weissman's bestseller The World Without Us, a thought-provoking, entertaining exploration of a future where animal consumption is a thing of the past.
Though increasing numbers of people know that eating meat is detrimental to our planet's health, many still can't be convinced to give up eating meat. But how can we change behavior when common arguments and information aren't working?
Acclaimed anthropologist Roanne Van Voorst changes the dialogue. In Once Upon a Time We Ate Animals, she shifts the focus from the present looking forward to the future looking back--imagining a world in which most no longer use animals for food, clothing, or other items. By shifting the viewpoint, she offers a clear and compelling vision of what it means to live in a world without meat.
A massive shift is already taking place--everything van Voorst covers in this book has already been invented and is being used today by individuals and small organizations worldwide.
Hopeful and persuasive, Once Upon a Time We Ate Animals offers a tantalizing vision of what is not only possible but perhaps inevitable.
Dr. Roanne van Voorst is a futures-anthropologist, writer, columnist and president of the Dutch Future Society. She obtained her PhD in 2014 (cum laude/ with honors) and is currently affiliated with the University of Amsterdam as assistant professor.
"Once Upon a Time We Ate Animals cracks open the door to a kinder, more sustainable future." — New York Journal of Books
- October FRIDAY Potluck & Speaker - "Plant-Based: More than Just Nutrition"Rocky Mountain Miracle Center, Denver, CO
NOTE: Our October potluck will take place on the 4th Friday, October 27. Gather at 6:00 pm, eat at 6:30 pm.
Join us for great food and conversation with your fellow vegans at our monthly potluck! For those who are new to veganism, welcome! Our monthly gathering is a great opportunity to get to know others in the group and sample lots of delicious vegan food!
This month's theme: "Plant-Based: More than Just Nutrition"
Kathy Pollard, author of the new book "Eating Does It," will talk about the enormous benefits of eating well (a whole food plant-based diet). This is the most effective action any person can take to address the world’s biggest problems. She is a clinical nutritionist who works for American College of Lifestyle Medicine as research projects manager. The ACLM, by the way, is having a conference in the Denver area in October, which is how we were able to book her as a speaker!
(Having our potluck on Friday also allows our members to attend the Reducetarian 2023 Summit on Saturday and Sunday at the Westin Hotel in downtown Denver.)
A whole food plant-based diet combats both climate change and rampant chronic diseases, including obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and some cancers, without having to wait for big policy changes, international cooperation, or costly drugs or medical procedures—and it’s free. This healthy diet emits the least greenhouse gases, uses the least amount of our limited resources, and is our most accessible tool to heal and maintain health, inside and out.
What to Bring:
• A vegan dish to serve at least 8 people, 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 help pay for our rental space.
(There will be an option to pay via PayPal for those who don't carry cash).
Rocky Mountain Miracle Center is convenient by car from I-25, as well as accessible by RTD bus (Route #40) and light rail (Colorado Blvd. station).
We hope to see you there!