FIAPO/CEVA: The Art of Activism — Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The Art of Activism — A guided workshop towards effective vegan advocacy

Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Venue: Quest, Raheja Towers, M G Road, Bengaluru

The workshop is FREE OF COST but has limited slots on FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS. The attendees will be provided with tea/coffee along with delicious vegan lunch.

FIAPO’s Living Free in collaboration with Centre for Effective Vegan Advocacy (CEVA) is organizing – ‘The Art of Activism’, a workshop series in Bangalore, Pune, and New Delhi on how to up your game in vegan advocacy.

The cherry on top of the cake (Vegan Cake of course!) is that the workshop is being conducted by none other than Dr. Melanie Joy and Tobias Leenaert, world-renowned vegan experts.

 Dr. Melanie Joy is a Harvard-educated psychologist, celebrated speaker, strategist, and award-winning author of the book “Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows”. She developed the theory of carnism that you all may know, talks about the psychology of meat eating.

In this workshop, she will educate us on how to recognize and respond to defensiveness – in meat eaters and ourselves – as well as ways to avoid getting caught up in unproductive or counterproductive communications about eating animals.

Tobias Leenaert is an international speaker, vegan advocate, strategist and the author of “How to Create a Vegan World”. He is the heart and soul behind the very popular blog – The Vegan Strategist (http://veganstrategist.org/) that almost every aspiring vegan activist must have gone through.

His sessions will help us in figuring out effective and ineffective communication styles and arguments for veganism and introduce us new ways to approach advocacy.

These two together have conducted over 31 such workshops in 24 countries around the world, mobilizing more than 2,000 activists like us to push their boundaries and become even better advocates for the animals.

The workshop will cover the following expert advised modules:

  • Making a Difference for Animals
  • Effective Communication
  • Effective Vegan Advocacy
  • Making Compassion Easier
  • Strategic Vegan Outreach
  • Sustainable Activism

This is your chance to amplify your vegan life and get the ball rolling on creating a better, more compassionate world for the animals, the planet, and the rest of humanity. Come join this 8-hour long workshop (with some delicious vegan food too!) and pick the best ideas and strategies for the current phase of the vegan movement from the brightest minds.

Register for The Art of Activism here

(Source: https://fiapo.org/the-art-of-activism-2018/)

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Carrots: Fundraiser for Samabhava (Gandhi Jayanti Week Book Sale) — Wed, Oct 3-Fri, Oct 5, 2018

Gandhi Jayanti Week Book Sale Fundraiser for Samabhava

Venue: Carrots Restaurant, Koramangala
Dates: Wed Oct 3rd, Thu Oct 4th, Fri Oct 5th
Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Samabhava

During this Gandhi Jayanti Week, Carrots Restaurant is very happy to be hosting a fundraiser for Samabhava, an equine welfare NGO in Bengaluru, started and run by vegans, providing retirement care to ex-working animals.

Come, browse through a collection of more than 200 used books (donated by Amrita and Vijay) and buy them at throwaway prices to help the ex-working (and now sheltered) animals of Bengaluru – equines (ponies and horses).

100% proceeds of the sale go to Samabhava (www.samabhava.org).

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Bengaluru Vegans Potluck – Sat, September 29, 2018

Connect on | https://bengaluruvegans.wordpress.com/ | https://www.facebook.com/groups/veganbengaluru | https://bit.ly/BengaluruVegans (Google+) | bengaluruvegans@googlegroups.com |  Telegram channel | Telegram group

The Bengaluru Vegans potluck is an informal gathering of people who are vegans, recent vegans, interested in veganism or are curious about veganism. Meet new people, learn how to go vegan, learn about vegan living and vegan alternatives, discuss issues and strategies, enjoy good food, and have a good time knowing there are many like minded people around. Bengaluru is the only city in India where vegan potlucks have been happening regularly like clockwork for several years!

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Contact: bengaluruvegans@gmail.com

Landmarks: Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium, Government Aquarium (inside Cubbon Park), Bal Bhavan (inside Cubbon Park)

Click here to view the map (Map coordinates: 12.978637, 77.597868; or use the What3Words map)

If you’re attending the potluck for the first time, please do take a few minutes to read the following important information.

We will be meeting between 2 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. at Rani Park (lawn across the road from the Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium, behind the Victoria statue, near the M G Road/Kasturba Road junction) and have the picnic spread there.

If you need further help, please send an email to bengaluruvegans@gmail.com with your contact number and we’ll contact you to guide you and provide information. If you are attending the potluck for the first time, we *strongly* encourage you to do this so that you don’t miss us at Cubbon Park. Please make sure that you email at least two days in advance.

1. *All* species are welcome! 🙂 You don’t have to be vegan to attend the potluck. You can join us even if you’re just curious about a vegan lifestyle or are interested to learn about veganism and its positive impacts.

2. Please bring one or more 100% vegan dishes to share. We usually have about 15-20 people attending. Bring enough food for 5-6 people to eat well and that’ll be enough.

3. The food could be something you have prepared or purchased. If you’ve purchased any food, please make sure there’s an ingredients list on the package so we can be assured that it is vegan. Companies change the ingredients in their products somewhat often, so kindly be careful.

4. If you’re unsure about what to bring then the best bets are fresh fruits and fruit juices. Everyone appreciates fruits and juices. 🙂

5. Please bring plates, glasses, bowls, forks, spoons and water for yourself. Everyone brings their own.

6. Please avoid plastic bags and non-recyclable packaging, plates, cutlery, etc. These are very harmful for animals as well as humans.

7. Come, relax, and enjoy the food and conversation!

Looking forward to meeting everyone. 🙂

You can expect us to be at Rani Park between 2 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.

The Bengaluru Vegans potlucks/meetings happen on the last Saturday of every month, except in the month of December when we don’t have one.

Carrots: Ganesh Chaturthi/PRIDE Dinner Thali – Thu, Sep 13, 2018

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It’s that time of the year again, the festival season has begun! 😊 Carrots is starting off the celebrations with its much loved Vegan Ganesh Chaturthi Thali. And this time it’s with a twist. It’s a Rainbow Thali! Our own little way of celebrating the freedom to love and be loved for everyone.💖 😊🌈#section377 #loveforall

As it’s been every year, the Thali will be available for dinner on Ganesh Chaturthi, Thursday, September 13 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (on advance booking only). In keeping with the festival tradition, there won’t be any onion or garlic in the food.

THE MEAL MUST BE PREBOOKED by Wednesday, Sep 12. Each meal is ₹399 (all inclusive). Decide the number of meals you’d like, click the link below and pay the total amount: https://www.cashfree.com/carrots-india

You can reach Carrots on WhatsApp at 9632041340 if you have any questions.

With advance notice, you can even get the thalis packed in takeaway boxes for you to pick up. Or you could book a home delivery through Dunzo.

MENU (no onion, no garlic):
Kandu UnDe in Curds
Kai KaDubu
Mysore Pak (from @vijaysweets_cbe)
Channa Ushli
Cabbage Palya
Carrot Kosumbari
Rice
Tomato Rasam
Curd Rice
Pickle

– The Carrots Team 🙂

BBAL: Movie screening of Dominion – Fri, Sep 7, 2018

Bengaluru Brigade for Animal Liberation is screening the documentary “Dominion”.  Samabhava, an equine welfare organization founded and run by vegans, benefits from the proceeds of this event.

Date: Friday, September 7, 2018
Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location:

Buy tickets for this event here (get goody bags, pre-book a variety of vegan food to have before the screening, and more). Early bird pricing ends soon. All profits from this event will be donated to Samabhava (an equine animal welfare organization founded and run by vegans).

Note from the organizers: We will have the sale of delicious plant based food from Carrots and Enerjuvate before the movie starts. Your best option is to pre-order your food with the ticket so that it’s cheaper and waiting for you, but not to worry! We will also have food available for sale at the venue 🙂 For further details, contact Meghana on 97403 35645.

Synopsis of “Dominion”

This feature-length film exposes modern animal agriculture through drones, hidden and handheld cameras. It explores the morality and validity of our dominion over the animal kingdom. It explores the six primary facets of our interaction with animals – Companion Animals, Wildlife, Scientific Research, Entertainment, Clothing and Food. The film emphasizes the ingrained acceptance of global practices that are considered legal and deemed humane.

The Goal
In the age of fake news, corporate propaganda and repression of dissent, bringing truth to the public has become a democratic obligation.

This film aims to present facts about the ways animals are used…facts that can be verified through industry reports, the industry’s own promotional videos, and their acknowledgement after footage of their facilities is released, saying things like “everything on the video was done according to the code”, and “this is meatworks, not a 5 star animal resort”.

It aims to take away the blindfold that people have grown up with, that they’ve had reinforced through all aspects of their lives, and most people are truly (and rightly) shocked when they learn the truth.

The Impact
Reaction to the film has been powerful:
The premier on Australia was sold out.
Australians say that they did not believe that this could happen in such an advanced country as Australia.
The commercial farm industry braces for the impact of the movie.

Production
The documentary is directed by Chris Delforce, who also directed the Australian documentary Lucient (2014), an expose on pig farms.

Co-produced by Director Shaun Monson, who directed the world-famous documentary Earthlings (2005), which was one of the first documentaries to expose industry practices in the USA and has shocked the world.

Narrators
Accompanying the visuals are narrations from a number of stars like:
Hollywood actor Joaquin Phoenix (Golden Globe Best Actor Award)
Hollywood actress Rooney Mara (Cannes Best Actress Award)
The famous tattooist, author, entrepreneur and television personality Kat Von D
And Australian singer song-writer Sia.

Bengaluru Vegans Potluck – Sat, August 25, 2018

Connect on | https://bengaluruvegans.wordpress.com/ | https://www.facebook.com/groups/veganbengaluru | https://bit.ly/BengaluruVegans (Google+) | bengaluruvegans@googlegroups.com |  Telegram channel | Telegram group

The Bengaluru Vegans potluck is an informal gathering of people who are vegans, recent vegans, interested in veganism or are curious about veganism. Meet new people, learn how to go vegan, learn about vegan living and vegan alternatives, discuss issues and strategies, enjoy good food, and have a good time knowing there are many like minded people around. Bengaluru is the only city in India where vegan potlucks have been happening regularly like clockwork for several years!

Date: Saturday, August 25, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Contact: bengaluruvegans@gmail.com

Landmarks: Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium, Government Aquarium (inside Cubbon Park), Bal Bhavan (inside Cubbon Park)

Click here to view the map (Map coordinates: 12.978637, 77.597868; or use the What3Words map)

If you’re attending the potluck for the first time, please do take a few minutes to read the following important information.

We will be meeting between 2 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. at Rani Park (lawn across the road from the Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium, behind the Victoria statue, near the M G Road/Kasturba Road junction) and have the picnic spread there.

If you need further help, please send an email to bengaluruvegans@gmail.com with your contact number and we’ll contact you to guide you and provide information. If you are attending the potluck for the first time, we *strongly* encourage you to do this so that you don’t miss us at Cubbon Park. Please make sure that you email at least two days in advance.

1. *All* species are welcome! 🙂 You don’t have to be vegan to attend the potluck. You can join us even if you’re just curious about a vegan lifestyle or are interested to learn about veganism and its positive impacts.

2. Please bring one or more 100% vegan dishes to share. We usually have about 15-20 people attending. Bring enough food for 5-6 people to eat well and that’ll be enough.

3. The food could be something you have prepared or purchased. If you’ve purchased any food, please make sure there’s an ingredients list on the package so we can be assured that it is vegan. Companies change the ingredients in their products somewhat often, so kindly be careful.

4. If you’re unsure about what to bring then the best bets are fresh fruits and fruit juices. Everyone appreciates fruits and juices. 🙂

5. Please bring plates, glasses, bowls, forks, spoons and water for yourself. Everyone brings their own.

6. Please avoid plastic bags and non-recyclable packaging, plates, cutlery, etc. These are very harmful for animals as well as humans.

7. Come, relax, and enjoy the food and conversation!

Looking forward to meeting everyone. 🙂

You can expect us to be at Rani Park between 2 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.

The Bengaluru Vegans potlucks/meetings happen on the last Saturday of every month, except in the month of December when we don’t have one.

BBAL: Free movie screening of Dominion – Sat, Aug 11, 2018

Bengaluru Brigade for Animal Liberation is screening the documentary “Dominion”.

Date: Saturday, August 11, 2018
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Enerjuvate  Cafe and Studio, Jayanagar, Bengaluru.

Register here for this free event.

Synopsis of “Dominion”
This feature-length film exposes modern animal agriculture through drones, hidden and handheld cameras. It explores the morality and validity of our dominion over the animal kingdom. It explores the six primary facets of our interaction with animals – Companion Animals, Wildlife, Scientific Research, Entertainment, Clothing and Food. The film emphasizes the ingrained acceptance of global practices that are considered legal and deemed humane.

The Goal
In the age of fake news, corporate propaganda and repression of dissent, bringing truth to the public has become a democratic obligation.

This film aims to present facts about the ways animals are used…facts that can be verified through industry reports, the industry’s own promotional videos, and their acknowledgement after footage of their facilities is released, saying things like “everything on the video was done according to the code”, and “this is meatworks, not a 5 star animal resort”.

It aims to take away the blindfold that people have grown up with, that they’ve had reinforced through all aspects of their lives, and most people are truly (and rightly) shocked when they learn the truth.

The Impact
Reaction to the film has been powerful:
The premier on Australia was sold out.
Australians say that they did not believe that this could happen in such an advanced country as Australia.
The commercial farm industry braces for the impact of the movie.

Production
The documentary is directed by Chris Delforce, who also directed the Australian documentary Lucient (2014), an expose on pig farms.

Co-produced by Director Shaun Monson, who directed the world-famous documentary Earthlings (2005), which was one of the first documentaries to expose industry practices in the USA and has shocked the world.

Narrators
Accompanying the visuals are narrations from a number of stars like:
Hollywood actor Joaquin Phoenix (Golden Globe Best Actor Award)
Hollywood actress Rooney Mara (Cannes Best Actress Award)
The famous tattooist, author, entrepreneur and television personality Kat Von D
And Australian singer song-writer Sia.

Connecting vegans in Bengaluru!