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Meet other local animal rights activists. Gather information about animal abuse issues and discuss constructive, non-violent ways to raise awareness in our society about the plight of animals raised for food, fur, experimentation, and other uses. Encourage people to adopt a whole foods vegan diet which is respectful to animals, the environment, and our own health. Teach youngsters in the community the importance of showing compassion and mercy to creatures who are not able to speak up for themselves. Seek opportunities to empower ourselves to be the best possible animal rights advocates.

Upcoming events (5+)

*NICE* Leafletting & Video Vegan Outreach on Third Street Promenade

Dear UAALA members: How can you make the most of your time for animal advocacy? Please join us in "Nicely Inspiring Compassion Everywhere." In just 1-2 hours, you can expose HUNDREDS of people to factory farming's horrific impact on animals, the environment, and people! We add a high-tech boost to the classic advocacy techniques of tabling and leafleting by projecting hard-hitting videos like "Meet Your Meat" (http://www.meat.org/) and excerpts of "Earthlings" (http://www.earthlings.com/) onto a large screen right there on the Santa Monica Third Street Promenade, which has very high pedestrian traffic including tourists and shoppers. *PLEASE NOTE: This is a "Friendly Interactions Only" (http://socalveg.org/EventClassifications.html) event. Participants should ensure that all interactions are civil and friendly with everyone (including any hecklers) at the event. Over the years, this video outreach has converted numerous individuals to a more compassionate, pro-veg lifestyle. In fact, many people have stopped by to tell us that they went vegan after encountering our outreach! Plus, think of all the seeds of compassion that we've planted over the years in THOUSANDS of people. If you've never tried this impactful outreach event before, we recommend that you attend at least once and see if it's right for you. :-) Another upcoming opportunity for vegan outreach leafleting/tabling with simultaneous video projection on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica will be on Saturday, Feb. 29th. We will start at 6pm and go until 8pm. You are welcome to attend the full 2 hours, or to just come for part of the time. We are usually between Broadway and Santa Monica Boulevards on the Santa Monica Third Street Promenade. If you have difficulty finding us (or want to check if the outreach is canceled due to rain), then call Aouie at[masked]. You don't need to bring your own literature (leaflets, etc.); there should be enough to last the evening. On behalf of the animals, thank you so much for your dedication!! :-) *For more information on the "Friendly Interactions Only" policy, you can visit: [ http://SoCalVeg.org/EventClassifications.html ] For the animals, Zoe Assistant Meetup Organizer

Vegan Toastmasters: Speak for the Animals, Planet & Our Health

Dear UAALA members, Check out a neat local community group of like-minded people who care about animals and the environment where you can learn new things and practice your speaking skills in a supportive comfortable environment. As a guest or member of Vegan Toastmasters, you just might: - Learn to gracefully handle sensitive situations with family, friends and coworkers - Identify effective techniques to persuade and inspire as an activist - Make long lasting friendships with other vegans - Develop your self-confidence as a public speaker - Refine your PR speech for your animal-friendly product or service - Chat with vegans about important issues and local events - Build skills and make a difference for animals, your health and the environment Meeting Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Location: Grace Lutheran Church (Parish Hall upstairs) 4427 Overland Avenue, Culver City, CA 90230 Feel free to forward this message to others you think may be interested. Better yet, bring a friend! If you have any questions, feel free to call or text Armaiti at [masked]. More info at our website:http://www.vegantoastmasters.org (http://www.vegantoastmasters.org/) Become our friend on facebook: http://facebook.com/vegantoastmasters About Vegan Toastmasters The mission of Vegan Toastmasters is to provide a supportive, encouraging environment for members to develop their speaking and leadership skills, thus enabling the members to more effectively spread the message of respect and compassion for all of our fellow beings, and the message of a healthier body and planet through dietary choices. Founded in 1924, Toastmasters International has helped over three million people worldwide to become more effective speakers. Toastmasters' time-proven formula for speaking success revolves around attending meetings and working through its Basic and Advanced Manuals. In addition to improving speaking skills, working through the Toastmasters program will improve leadership, listening, writing, and evaluation skills as well. People interested in Toastmasters or veganism can visit the club as a guest for free. Hope to see many of you there! Cheers, Armaiti

Vegan Toastmasters: Speak for the Animals, Planet & Our Health

Dear UAALA members, Check out a neat local community group of like-minded people who care about animals and the environment where you can learn new things and practice your speaking skills in a supportive comfortable environment. As a guest or member of Vegan Toastmasters, you just might: - Learn to gracefully handle sensitive situations with family, friends and coworkers - Identify effective techniques to persuade and inspire as an activist - Make long lasting friendships with other vegans - Develop your self-confidence as a public speaker - Refine your PR speech for your animal-friendly product or service - Chat with vegans about important issues and local events - Build skills and make a difference for animals, your health and the environment Meeting Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Location: Grace Lutheran Church (Parish Hall upstairs) 4427 Overland Avenue, Culver City, CA 90230 Feel free to forward this message to others you think may be interested. Better yet, bring a friend! If you have any questions, feel free to call or text Armaiti at [masked]. More info at our website:http://www.vegantoastmasters.org (http://www.vegantoastmasters.org/) Become our friend on facebook: http://facebook.com/vegantoastmasters About Vegan Toastmasters The mission of Vegan Toastmasters is to provide a supportive, encouraging environment for members to develop their speaking and leadership skills, thus enabling the members to more effectively spread the message of respect and compassion for all of our fellow beings, and the message of a healthier body and planet through dietary choices. Founded in 1924, Toastmasters International has helped over three million people worldwide to become more effective speakers. Toastmasters' time-proven formula for speaking success revolves around attending meetings and working through its Basic and Advanced Manuals. In addition to improving speaking skills, working through the Toastmasters program will improve leadership, listening, writing, and evaluation skills as well. People interested in Toastmasters or veganism can visit the club as a guest for free. Hope to see many of you there! Cheers, Armaiti

VegFest Los Angeles 2020 (FREE)

VegFest Los Angeles

SAVE THE DATE! The next VegFest Los Angeles will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2020. Festival details coming soon... VegFest Los Angeles is L.A.'s largest cruelty-free festival and is a project of Toward's Freedom, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. To get Info on Sponsoring, Exhibiting and Festival Updates – Sign up for our Newsletter at https://vegfestla.org/ Sign up to Volunteer, https://vegfestla.org/volunteer/ Donate to help keep the festival free to attend for all, https://vegfestla.org/donate-3/ Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2176269509139700/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vegfestla/ ----- Event Info: https://vegfestla.org/event-info-2/ VegFest Los Angeles 2020 will be held on May 3rd, 2020 at Woodley Park in Lake Balboa (San Fernando Valley) from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm. We welcome attendees to a magnificent day filled with food, fun and inspiration. The combination of a delicious vegan international food court, great live music, empowering speakers on health, environmental, humanitarian and animal topics, kids’ activities, animal adoptions, an eco-marketplace with over 150 vendors, and more, make for an an unforgettable earth-friendly experience that is sure to be enjoyable for all! Here’s What’s Happening at VegFest: Main Stage – amazing live music and celebrity speakers. Vegspiration Tent – speakers, discussions, and displays about health and all things vegan. Learning Kitchen – cooking demonstrations about healthy, simple, tasty and fun recipes. Exhibitors – more than 150 companies and organizations showcasing their products or eco- and animal-friendly messages. Kids’ Kingdom– storytelling, face painting, crafts, hula-hooping, chill-out fort, and children’s entertainers and other activities! Oasis Beer and Wine Garden – Refresh yourself in the Oasis located near the Main Stage! Animal Adoptions – dogs, cats, rabbits and lots of animals looking for good homes! ATM Access: There is an ATM machine on the grounds of the festival. Admission prices – FREE!!! Yes – we’re happy to announce that VegFest Los Angeles 2020 will be FREE! Towards Freedom is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization Pets are not allowed except for service animals. We are so sorry to say that due to strict Health Department regulations and liability issues we are unable to accommodate your dogs (even on-leash) at the event this year. We are all animal- lovers and this is really disappointing for us. If it was possible for us to have them, we would! However, you can still get your “dog-fix” and all the dog-licks you can handle by visiting the many adoptable dogs from rescue organizations that will be available at the festival. Service animals are allowed.

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