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 (4)
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 our special guest is Aidan Kankyoku of Pro Animal Future!
Pro-Animal Future, a new animal advocacy organization, has introduced two historic ballot measures in Denver. One would ban fur sales, and the other would close slaughterhouses in the city. We'll hear from Aidan about the larger context of why these measures are important and how everyone in the Denver vegan community can plug in to ensure we win. Aidan is a researcher with Pax Fauna, an organization developing new strategies for grassroots animal advocacy.
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).
We gather at 6:00 PM and eat at 6:30 PM. The presentation will begin after the meal, around 7:15.
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!
- Andrea M.
- Linda S.
- 28 attendees
AFTER NARD (National Animal Rights Day, which ends at 3 pm), join us at Tsing Tao Asian Kitchen in Boulder between 4:00 and 7:00 for their fabulous all-you-can-eat vegan buffet! We had a great attendance last time so are offering this again. All are welcome. PLEASE register for head count. You can edit your attendance if wish.
The buffet features plenty of variety, with vegan versions of all your Chinese restaurant favorites! It's normally only offered on Mondays and Thursdays, but they are doing a special Sunday evening buffet for our Meetup.
The cost of the buffet is $19.95 per person, plus tax. (You can also order off the menu if you prefer).
PLEASE NOTE: Tsing Tao is not an exclusively vegan restaurant. Although Denver Vegans welcomes everyone no matter where they are on their vegan journey, we ask that our meetup attendees choose only vegan food while dining with the group.
- Carol G
- Kate L.
- Kesia H.
- 24 attendees
It's been awhile since we've had an Ask-A-Vegan event at Native Foods, and they keep coming up with delicious new food choices. Plus, they recently announced that they have lowered their prices!
Join us for dinner at all-vegan Native Foods restaurant, get to know Denver Vegans members and ask us your questions! We invite both new and long-time meetup members to come and hang out with us, and we especially welcome those who are new to a vegan lifestyle, or trying to move from a vegetarian or animal-based diet to a vegan one. We would love to meet and welcome you!
• order delicious food
• find our group -- look for "Denver Vegans" table sign -- and sit down. (You may find the sign in the outdoor dining area if the weather is warm enough.)
• let's talk!
Please keep RSVPs current. See you there!
- Kate L.
- Stacey T
- 10 attendees
For our June 27 online book club, we'll discuss THE MINISTRY FOR THE FUTURE, by Kim Stanley Robinson (2020, fiction). You may want to start a little earlier reading this one, as it is longer than our usual selections.
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:
July 25 -- A Wild Idea, by Jonathan Franklin
Aug. 22 -- The Nation of Plants, by Stefano Mancuso
Sept. 26 -- For Banned Books Week, read one or more from the American Library Association's list of frequently challenged books:
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!
The Ministry for the Future is a masterpiece of the imagination, using fictional eyewitness accounts to tell the story of how climate change will affect us all. Its setting is not a desolate, post-apocalyptic world, but a future that is almost upon us. Chosen by Barack Obama as one of his favorite books of the year, this extraordinary novel from visionary science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson will change the way you think about the climate crisis.
"If I could get policymakers, and citizens, everywhere to read just one book this year, it would be Kim Stanley Robinson’s The Ministry for the Future." —Ezra Klein (Vox)
"One hopes that this book is read widely—that Robinson’s audience, already large, grows by an order of magnitude. Because the point of his books is to fire the imagination."―New York Review of Books
"If there’s any book that hit me hard this year, it was Kim Stanley Robinson’s The Ministry for the Future, a sweeping epic about climate change and humanity’s efforts to try and turn the tide before it’s too late." ―Polygon (Best of the Year)
- Kate L.
- 9 attendees
Past events (663)
- Finley B.
- 9 attendees