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This group is for meeting fellow vegans and for people who want to become vegan or find out if veganism is for them. If you're looking for guidance and support in making a transition to veganism, you've come to the right place. You don’t have to be vegan or vegetarian to join this group, but please be sincerely interested in learning more about veganism.

Let's celebrate an animal and earth-friendly life!

Minneapolis Vegan Meetup is sponsored by the Animal Rights Coalition's (http://www.animalrightscoalition.com) Vegan University (http://www.animalrightscoalition.com/veganuniversity) program, which is designed to help you go – and stay – vegan in a way that works for you. Vegan University offers free Vegan Grocery Shopping Tours, Help! I’m Going Vegan, Plant-based Nutrition, Vegan Meal Planning, and Vegan on a Budget workshops, and a Vegan Mentor program, as well as cooking classes and Vegan Community Circle discussion groups. We’re here to help you get you across that finish line in your transition to a plant-based diet!

Thank you VegFund for your support of our programs!

Upcoming events (4+)

Vegan Nutrition Workshop

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Join Vegan University instructor Dave, who is certified in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University, and learn Vegan Nutrition 101. New material has been added on how to keep your immune system strong in a time where COVID - 19 is mostly striking down people with chronic diseases/compromised immune systems. Please bring your questions, a writing utensil and paper so you can take notes.

Scientific studies have also shown that strict vegan diets can prevent and often reverse heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, various auto-immune disorders and cancer. Dave will help you sort through the confusing and often conflicting nutrition advice in the media so you make better diet choices as you move forward on your plant-based journey.

All are welcome! You do not need to be vegan or vegetarian to attend ARC events.

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Vegan Nutrition for Families Workshop

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Join ARC’s Vegan University for a brand new workshop explaining plant-based nutrition for families! Kelsey, who is certified in plant-based nutrition from T. Colin Campbell's Center for Nutrition Studies, will go through how to maintain a happy, healthy family while on a plant-based diet. We'll discuss what a vegan diet looks like, where to start, how to keep kids healthy at all ages, grocery shopping, example meal plans and more.

All are welcome! You do not need to be vegan or vegetarian to attend ARC events.

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Volunteer Meeting & Potluck - Dissection Discussion

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Join us for ARC's monthly volunteer meeting & potluck! Bring a vegan snack or treat to share with the group for the beginning of the meeting while we discuss upcoming events - social and activism opportunities.

Since ARC will be attending Education Minnesota's 2022 MEA Conference on October 20th to speak with educators about alternatives to using animals in the classroom, we'll finish the meeting by discussing alternative options for dissection and hatching projects, the problems associated with animal research, organizations working to end animal experimentation, and more. We'll also have 3D models on-sight to see the hands on alternatives available to use in the classroom.

You may want to bring your calendar as we'll have a lot of other events to share!

Vegan snacks and beverages will be provided, but please bring something for the whole group to enjoy if you're able.

All are welcome! You do not need to be vegan or vegetarian to attend ARC events.

Movie Screening - Cow

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Cow is a 2021 British documentary film by Andrea Arnold, shot in cinéma vérité-style, portraying the life of a female dairy cow, called Luma, at Park Farm in Kent, England.

Stay for a bit afterwards to chat about your impressions of the film.

Free street parking readily available. Residential neighborhood. Parking lot off the alley holds about 20 cars.

Popcorn and beverages provided.

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Vegan Cheese Making Class

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