Activist Stories

FEATURED STORY

Adapting Plant-Based Education During COVID-19

Eugenia Soliterman, affectionately known as Nurse Eugenia, is a family nurse practitioner who created The Whole-Foods, Plant-Based Diets Bootcamp Series to support her patients suffering from chronic and preventable illnesses. But, when the COVID crisis began, Nurse Eugenia transitioned her classes to a virtual platform. Learn how the online version of the series has exceeded expectations and now has the potential to help more people than ever.

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FOOD SAMPLING (Community Events)

Doggie Dash 2018 vegan food sampling

Every year for nearly a decade, vegan activists have tabled at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley’s annual fundraising walk/run…

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Vegan food sampling outreach at popular Canadian Expo

Montreal Vegetarian Society (MVA) reached 8,000 event attendees with their vegan food samples at a large, popular food and lifestyle…

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Vegan food sampling at an EcoVillage

In spring of 2017, Solutionary Events of Florida hosted a vegan food-sampling event with a difference at St. Petersburg’s Ecovillage….

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PAID-PER-VIEW (Community Events)

19-year-old brings Beyond the Lies to Virginia college campuses

In November of 2018, 19-year-old Erika held her first on-campus paid-per-view (PPV) outreach event at Northern Virginia Community College. Two…

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An iAnimal video outreach event

In 2018, vegan activists in the United Kingdom (UK) hosted their first iAnimal video outreach event at the University of…

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Video outreach campus tour

Dzīvnieku brīvība hosted 12 video “paid-per-view” (PPV) events with a food-focused twist at several facilities at the University of Latvia….

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FILM SCREENINGS (Community Events)

Pop-up film screening in Hong Kong

In December of 2018, Mayse Artisan Bakery organized a “Cuddly Christmas” vegan buffet accompanied by a screening of The Last Pig at a local pop-up café…

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A rural outreach film-screening program

During 2018, Indievillage, the distributor of the documentary Kangaroo: A Love–Hate Story, conducted a rural outreach program, facilitating multiple screenings…

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Italy’s vegan film-screening tour

Vegan activists from the Italian organization Essere Animali hosted a highly successful tour of the new feature-length documentary film, The…

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FESTIVALS & FAIRS (Community Events)

Animal Pride Day 2019

In July of 2019, the animal rights group Animal Pride organized the first-ever Animal Pride March and festival in Konstanz,…

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Rice VegFest – Second Edition

Rice Vegan Society and the Peaceful Planet Foundation were proud to present the Second Annual Rice VegFest on March 24,…

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Iowa’s first-ever vegan festival

Vegan activists organized the first-ever Iowa Vegfest in 2017 with great success. The event attracted 1,200 attendees, 80 percent of…

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A summertime vegfest in Belgium

Belgium animal rights organization BE Vegan was delighted with the outcome of their summer vegfest, Vegan Summer Fest 2017, which…

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LEARNING EVENTS (Community Events)

Lagos Goes Vegan – and Beyond

In April of 2019, Joshua Borokinni hosted the Lagos Goes Vegan Conference. It began with an upbeat, “green carpet” atmosphere…

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The first vegan pledge event in New Orleans

Peace Advocacy Network has been running highly successful Vegan Pledge programs across the United States since 2010. 2017 was the…

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Preventive Cardiology Conference

Montefiore Medical Center hosted the Preventive Cardiology Conference, a cardiology conference with a central theme of the health benefits of…

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ONLINE CAMPAIGNS

How Descubrir La Comida Gets 12,000+ New Subscribers/Month

Descubrir La Comida is an online and community campaign with the objectives of educating people about the realities of farm animals’ lives and supporting those transitioning to a vegan lifestyle. Read about how they get more than 12,000 new subscribers per month.

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“Count Your Colors” — Making vegan easy

Count Your Colors by Jenny Goldfarb, founder of the nonprofit Better World Film Group, is an online video series designed…

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“Try Vegan This January” — An online vegan campaign

Veganuary is a charity that encourages people across the world to experience vegan living for the month of January, a…

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Special Projects

Adapting Plant-Based Education During COVID-19

Eugenia Soliterman, affectionately known as Nurse Eugenia, is a family nurse practitioner who created The Whole-Foods, Plant-Based Diets Bootcamp Series to support her patients suffering from chronic and preventable illnesses. But, when the COVID crisis began, Nurse Eugenia transitioned her classes to a virtual platform. Learn how the online version of the series has exceeded expectations and now has the potential to help more people than ever.

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The Kitchen That Fuels the Akashinga Vegan Warriors

In Zimbabwe’s Lower Zambezi Valley, the local heroes are an all-female, all-vegan, anti-poaching unit. Akashinga (“The Brave Ones”) have made global news headlines and are the subject of a short film from James Cameron and National Geographic Documentary Films. Learn how these rangers fuel their mission to protect wildlife.

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The Bull City Vegan Challenge

Bull City Vegan is a 100% volunteer-run organization of passionate vegan activists promoting vegan dining options in Durham, North Carolina,…

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The Synagogue Vegan Challenge

In 2017, VegFund partnered with The Shamayim V’Aretz Institute to pilot The Synagogue Vegan Challenge — an initiative with the…

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2018 culinary competition and wellness expo

In March 2018, Real Food for Kids (RFFK) hosted its 6th Annual Culinary Competition & Wellness Expo at a secondary…

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Promoting consistency in the labeling of plant-based products

In 2017, the Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA) conducted important research on the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)…

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Apply for a research grant

The body of research literature on the negative impacts of animal agriculture, the benefits of vegan lifestyle choices, the science…

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