What we're about

This group connects your passion for animals, people and the planet with opportunities to become an "everyday activist" in all that you do. We will meet to offer support and camaraderie and learn how to achieve optimal health and wellness through plant-based whole foods, ideally with the intention of inspiring others to join our community. Our get togethers may include discussions of inspirational and educational books and documentaries, vegan potlucks and recipe swaps, health and wellness lectures, cooking workshops, film screenings, garden tours, outdoor activities and hikes, meditation and yoga techniques, and vegan dining out. If you're not yet vegan but moving along the plant-based path, this group will assist you in your journey. All events are strictly vegan, which means no animal products (meat, eggs, dairy, honey, fish, etc.) will be served or eaten out of respect for the animals and the ethical beliefs of members. Please also adhere to a policy of No Solicitation of personal business or other matters from which you may benefit personally. This is an informational and social group intended to build community. It is not for business networking, sales opportunities, or a dating service. Any form of harassment will not be tolerated. Events are for members who are respectful of each other, and anyone who violates the rules will be permanently removed.

Upcoming events (4)

Let's Get Dinner at Arles & Boggs!

Arles & Boggs Vegan Eatery

Join us for a delicious meal and fun conversation at the new vegan eatery in Wallingford! Dine on such tantalizing treats as chili cheese fries, BBQ pulled jackfruit, and a Latin platter with vegan pernil, rice & beans, and fried plantains. We'll be sitting in a group but paying separately for our dinners. Please plan accordingly. Parking is available in a lot across the street. Info and Menu on their website: https://www.arlesandboggs.com

Vegan Book Club

B'nai Tikvoh-Sholom

Join us for our next book discussion--"Through the Eyes of a Stanger: Yaro Tales Book One" by Will Bonsall Doors open at 2:45 for refreshments and socializing. You are welcome to bring a vegan snack to share (optional). About the book: http://www.uniquemainefarms.com/uniquemainefarms.com/Khadighar_-_The_Yaro_Tales.html Will Bonsall's Through the Eyes of a Stranger, the first book in the Yaro Tales series, is a thrilling adventure story set in a future land called Esperia. Bonsall's penchant for story telling shows in the lively and memorable characters, as well as the detailed world he builds. Esperia is neither here nor now, but a fictional place that offers a view into what a sustainable society might look like. It is a model system in which many of the ideas for the Scatterseed Project have been tested. Amazon review: Master seed saver and veganic farmer Will Bonsall has written a beautiful and compelling visionary tale that takes place centuries after the Calamities, i.e. the collapse of an advanced information and technological society obviously based on our current culture and predicament. Two worlds and very different visions emerge from the Calamities. Anagaia (as the name implies) is a continuation of the top-down power-hungry culture that helped bring about societal collapse – boasting the most powerful military in the world, huge wealth inequality, economies based on extraction of resources at any cost, and a surveillance system that oppresses its own citizens (sound familiar?). Esperia is a small land of breakaway radical artisans that have created an alternative world of consensus-based practices and lifeways centered on visions of sustainability and reverence for the living earth. Bonsall brings these worlds and characters to life in a most enjoyable way, and paints not only the overarching and contrasting mythic visions with a large brush, but also offers us wonderful details of thinking, working in, and aligning oneself with the natural world, stemming from years of experience in the creation of his own self-reliant homestead in the mountains of Maine.

The Invisible Vegan movie screening & vegan food

Whitneyville Cultural Commons

COURTESY POST: Movie screening and vegan food pop-up featuring "The Invisible Vegan," 90-minute independent documentary that explores the problem of unhealthy dietary patterns in the African-American community, foregrounding the health and wellness possibilities enabled by plant-based vegan diets and lifestyle choices. The film integrates interviews with popular culture luminaries including Cedric the Entertainer(actor and comedian), John Salley(former NBA player and wellness advocate), and Clayton Gavin(aka Stic of the hip-hop duo Dead Prez). *FREE Admission *Food can be purchased from Royal Vegan. Start time: 3:00 PM Vendors: 3:00-7:00 PM Screening Starts: 5:00 PM Q&A: 6:30-7:00 PM

5th Annual CompassionFest COURTESY POST

Whitneyville Cultural Commons

The mission of the 5th Annual Compassionfest is to unite like-minded people that believe in the values of justice, kindness, equality, and compassion. We'll gather for delicious vegan food and explore cruelty-free product providers, non-profits, local artisans, inspiring performers, speakers, musical acts & healing workshops for all ages. This is an ALL welcoming indoor/outdoor event. FREE admission. No Rain-date Some proceeds will go to our chosen Compassionate Cause TBA INFO: www.Compassionfest.net Contact: [masked] Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 10 AM – 5 PM Whitneyville Cultural Commons 1253 Whitney Ave. Hamden, Connecticut 06517

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