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Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story

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Film screenings are a powerful tool for creating social change. They can move hearts and inspire action — and with 2019 off to a great start for veganism, there’s never been a better time to embrace their power to influence your audience. On that note, VegFund is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story. Bring this award-winning documentary to your town with the support of a film screenings grant and help raise awareness for the plight of the Asian...

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5 Days of SAVE

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This month, on June 11–15, The Save Movement — considered to be the fastest growing grassroots animal rights community in the world — hosted its annual week of action, 5 Days of SAVE. Now in its third year, this five-day event observes a global network of animal advocates coming together to bear witness to the suffering of farmed animals and to promote veganism as a solution to their suffering. Approximately 26 Save groups held vigil events in their local areas over the five-day period. Activists used photography and...

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What we learned about you

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Just who is your average animal rights activist? VegFund wanted to find out — and what we found out is that there is no “average” animal rights activist — you are a diverse and highly active bunch! In August 2017, VegFund surveyed vegan activists to learn more about your backgrounds and experiences in vegan advocacy. The results will help guide us in refining and expanding our grant programming, resources, and systems to support your excellent work. We hope you will find them interesting too. VegFund...

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Celebrate World Vegan Day

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Looking for outreach ideas to mark World Vegan Day? Why not host a screening of The Last Pig? World Vegan Day, November 1st is an ideal time to raise AR awareness in your community (or any time in November). VegFund is eager to support animal rights activists like you in sharing this powerful film in communities across the globe! The film has just finished screening at independent theaters and on the festival circuit and is now available for community screenings. Read on to find out more about the film...

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The Synagogue Vegan Challenge

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VegFund is pleased to announce its partnership with the vegan–Jewish organization, The Shamayim V’Aretz Institute, in launching The Synagogue Vegan Challenge — an initiative that will help put veganism on the Jewish agenda. Hosted by The Shamayim V’Aretz Institute, an animal welfare organization that educates leaders, trains advocates, and campaigns for animals’ rights within and on behalf of the Jewish community, The Synagogue Vegan Challenge is the first of its kind! The main goal of the challenge is to encourage Jewish communities to experiment with...

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Activist spotlight

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Lowcountry Vegan Community Outreach held a Food Sampling stall at their local Earth Day festival in April, reaching 50 environmentally-concerned people with lots of wonderful vegan food and educational literature! Activists served Daiya and Field Roast products as well as choc chip cookies, and they distributed Compassion Over Killing’s ‘Eating Sustainably’ and Vegan Outreach’s ‘Compassionate Choices’ literature. VegFund spoke with group founder, Lauren to find out more… VegFund: What inspired you to get involved in vegan outreach? Lowcountry Vegan Community Outreach: Going vegan itself inspired...

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