Rally to Ban Live Export – Saturday, 9 June 2018

Facebook Event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/222468198485312/

When:  9 June at 11:15–12:00
Where:  Outside the Office of Dr Andrew Leigh MP 8/1 Torrens St Braddon ACT

The Animal Justice Party are beyond outraged and saddened by the the recent live sheep export investigation. How many more times does this have to happen? The ALP have announced that they will ban live sheep exports if they win the next election. But does this go far enough?

We already know how the Liberal Party feel about animal welfare as they won’t even consider a pause in the trade over Australia’s winter. Instead they have come up with there own “New Science” which goes against what science has already proven. Reducing stocking densities will do NOTHING to alleviate heat stress during the hot Middle East summer. The Liberal National Party, The National Farmers Federation and the Live Export Industry all say that “Animal Welfare is Paramount”, yet continue to condemn thousands of sheep to slowly cook alive on board these ships of shame.

We will not stop until we see a complete ban on all live animal exports. As Australia’s only political party for animals, we will continue to relentlessly put pressure on Labor and Liberal MPs and candidates to acknowledge that changing the law to ban live animal exports is not only the best option for animals, but for everyone involved.

On 9 June let’s stand together with one voice and demand a ban on all live animal exports.

Join us for a short rally outside Dr Leigh’s office followed by a group photograph which I will ask people to share far and wide, to show the politicians that we want this hideous industry to end. Labor are heading in the right direction. Let’s show them that we will hold them to it.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Bernie Brennan
Convenor
Animal Justice Party
ACT Branch
Ph 0427 777 044

Cruelty Free Chalktivism! – Sunday, 3 June 2018

Facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/368516280305460/

When:  11:00 to 1:00, Sunday 3 Jun

Where:  Met outside National Library of Australia

Chalking is a great way to leave messages of kindness and promote a lifestyle of compassion in a fun and creative way!

Get pumped for a walk around the lake with fellow vegans planting seeds and changing minds. Bring your chalk and have your favourite quotes ready!

Pooches are most welcome to join us

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ACT police have informed us that chalking on public property i.e footpaths is not illegal as long as it’s NOT OFFENSIVE, so please keep your chalking relevant and G rated.

World Environment Day – Flyering on animal agriculture – Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/252292958662942/

When:  6:30-7:30

Where:  Garema Place, Civic

Tuesday June 5th is World Environment Day. This is the United Nation’s principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Each year the UN picks an issue to raise awareness of. This year they are encouraging people to “ditch plastic” in favour of more sustainable options.

While this is great that they are raising awareness for some issues, they have not once in their years of operation even eluded to the fact that animal agriculture is one of the most destructive practices to this planet and environment.

In an attempt to spread more information and encourage more people towards veganism, we have made up a flyer with some key facts of the enviornmental destructions of animal agriculture.

Free Dominion Screening – Saturday, 16 June 2018

Tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/free-dominion-screening-tickets-46519200180

Facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/800199720182468/

Gather your friends and family for a FREE screening of Dominion on the 16th of June 2018. Arrive at 6pm to enjoy free food and drinks while networking with some of your local community.

Canberra Animal Save and Lucky Stars Sanctuary Inc will be there to answer any questions you may have about veganism or the film, and also be able to purchase vegan-friendly merchandise (shirts, stickers, bags etc) and participate in a vegan raffle to support the animal sanctuary.

Dominion is a game changing documentary that explores the siz primary facets of human and animal interaction; companion animals, wildlife, scientific research, entertainment, clothing and food. This movie questions the morality and validity of our dominion over the animal kingdom by featuring the most recent and highest-quality footage from hundreds of investigations across Australia.

See the the trailer here:  https://youtu.be/LnpsEAHAEnY

CATERING
Not only is this a free event, but we are also providing free food and drinks before the event. All food and drinks will be vegan with gluten free options available.

TICKETS
Even though this is a free event, there are limited places available so please follow the ticket link to register your place at the event for free.

Live and Let Live Film Screening – Thursday, 7 June 2018

Facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2248607942024228/

Plant-based diets have been growing in popularity in Australia and around the world. Why?

‘Live and Let Live’ is a documentary examining our relationship with animals, and the reasons that move people to adopt a plant-based diet. It tells the stories of 6 people who decided to adopt a plant-based diet, and the impact this decision has had on their lives. Interviews with philosophers and scientists explore the ethical, health and environmental issues surrounding the consumption of animals.

The film will be followed by a group discussion. Tickets are $10 and include a plant-based meal. Food will be served from 6pm; the film starts at 6:30pm.

Refugee Week Dinner+Movie: The Staging Post – Tuesday, 19 June 2018

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/refugee-week-dinnermovie-the-staging-post-tickets-46701062134?aff=ebapi

When:  Tue. 19 June 2018 at 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm AEST

Where:  The Food Coop, 3 Kingsley Street, Canberra, ACT 2601 View Map

Join us for dinner and a movie during Refugee Week 2018. A delicious vegan-friendly Sri Lankan meal will be served alongside this incredible film.

All tickets are the low “student price” of $15 to save on transaction fees charged by eventbrite. Extra donations will be graciously accepted at the door and will go back to support The Staging Post team to produce their second film.About the movie….In June, 2017 we released the feature documentary The Staging Post. Filmed by 17 year-old refugee Khadim Dai it followed the story of a small group of Afghan Hazara refugees stuck in Indonesia after Australia ‘stopped the boats’.In The Staging Post, the refugees inspired a refugee-led education revolution in Indonesia. There are now over 1500 students learning at 10 refugee-led schools, taught by around 100 volunteer refugee teachers!The film screened at packed cinemas across Australia and, through community support and word-of-mouth, we became the 14th biggest Australian Documentary at the Australian Box Office in 2017.Trailer
https://vimeo.com/239756181
The film continues to screen at cinemas and community screenings across Australia and we plan to get on that scorecard again this year. More at thestagingpost.com.au

Cancelled: Little Lambs – Kid Friendly Vegan Outreach! – Saturday, 30 June 2018

Facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/600187273684557/

When:  11:00-1:00, Saturday 30 June 2018

Where:  Garema Place, Civic

How cute!
Children are the future and the younger generation are starting to dominate the vegan movement, so let’s encourage them to explore their compassion for animals and learn about a kindhearted lifestyle!

We will be showing kid friendly videos while having age appropriate discussions that build the foundation of making connections between the animals that we love (cats and dogs) and the animals that we eat (pigs and lambs).

If you’re new to activism this is a gentle way to get started!

We’re also looking for some keen beans to wear our animal costumes and interact with the public in a fun and engaging way

Please:
-Bring a laptop, we’ll send you the vids!
-Dress adaptable to weather

BBQ & Bake Sale for Possumwood Sanctuary – Saturday, 9 June 2018

Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2117896258428015/

When:  10:00am-2:00pm, Saturday 9 June 2018

Where:  Cruelty Free Shop, Braddon

Get ready for epic treats!
It’s time for another Vegan ACT Bake Sale and BBQ Fundraiser! This time we are supporting Possumwood Wildlife Sanctuary.
The Minimalist Vegan will also be signing copies their new book, with $2 from each sale going towards Possumwood.

Head to The Cruelty Free Shop at 3/24 Mort St Braddon, ACT on Saturday the 9th of June to score some delicious, affordable vegan treats to help raise funds one of our region’s amazing local sanctuaries!
We’ll be situated out the front of the store. Be sure to get in quick before all the best treats sell out

Help us!
If you would like to donate vegan food for the bake sale and BBQ, or work on the bake stall, please PM Vegan ACT, comment below or email contact@veganact.org.au
Please be sure to bring a list of ingredients! 🙂

See you on the 9th of June!

Double Decade Vegan Party @ Smiths Alternative – Saturday, 30 June 2018

Facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/408895712913212/

$15/10, tix: www.smithsalternative.com/events/double-decade-vegan-party-46449

June 2018 is MC Pony’s 20th Veganniversary, so come join the celebration as she launches her fifth single “Double Decade Vegan”! The afternoon will include entertainment from three eclectic musical acts, plus delectable vegan edibles, and to top it all off, a raffle to raise funds for Little Oak Sanctuary. James, the sanctuary’s co-founder, will also be performing with Chasing Rabbits! www.littleoaksanctuary.org

MC Pony writes and performs hip hop in a distinctive and heartfelt style, both delighting and educating audiences with her trademark ‘mindful rhymes for kinder times’. Her Veganthused project is all about inspiring and encouraging people to explore and embrace veganism. Despite performing material that raises awareness about animal rights, environmental and social justice issues, an MC Pony show is fun, upbeat, and entertaining – it’s activism with a smile! https://veganthused.com

Endrey
Endrey is a familiar face to a range of arts audiences in Australia. Formerly the host of In Canberra Tonight and a frontman with cult sexpop band Fun Machine, he released his debut solo album ‘Lost & Found’ last year and has recently moved away from a promising career in stand up comedy to play music full time. Maybe that’s funny too. www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/endrey

Chasing Rabbits
No, we’re not pulling your tail! Nor your leg! Chasing Rabbits are back with refined selection of pop delights. https://myspace.com/chasingrabbits1

Fun for all the family! All ages welcome for this celebration/gig/fundraiser! Tickets are $10/$15, and pre-purchased tickets will include an extra entry into the raffle.

Canberra kangaroo cull protest – Friday, 18 May 2018

Facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/588218204910403/

When:  5:30-6:30, 18 May 2018

Where:  Corner of Northbourne Avenue and London Circuit, Civic

Please come along to not only show your support for the kangaroos but to raise awareness of the kangaroo cull that has commenced. Bring posters and banners! Bring your enthusiasm and passion! (and dress warmly). There is a huge audience at this spot. People are driving home from work and this is a good chance for us to spread the message that killing is not an option. It doesn’t matter if you can’t get there at 5:30, come when you can. We will wrap it up once the traffic thins (which is usually around 6:30).

Vegan Outreach at Million Paws Walk – Sunday, 20 May 2018

Event Page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/185258095623802/

When:  9:30-12:30, Sunday, 20 May 2018

Join Animal Liberation ACT and Vegan ACT on the 20th of May with some vegan outreach at the RSPCA Million Paws Walk!

There will be 2 outreach opportunities:
Chalking
Leafleting

If you would like to participate in chalking we will be meeting at the National Carillon bridge at 9:45am

And, if you would like to participate in the leafleting please arrive at the National Carillon bridge at 10:45am to prepare for the walk starting at 11am

Animal costumes will be available if you’re keen to dress up and spread the vegan vibes as a mascot! (costumes from event pic)

(New Venue!) Wildlife Education Evening with Benice & Shannon! – Tuesday, 22 May 2018

When:  22 May at 18:00–21:00
Where:  New venue!  Due to high interest in this event, the location has been moved to CIT Bruce, lecture theatre A block, room A22.

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you’ve encountered injured wildlife but didn’t know what to do or how to help? This event will be a great opportunity to learn about our native animals, how to provide care for them or who to report to when they are injured or in need.

With special guest speakers Benice and Shannon who together have over 30 years’ experience rescuing, caring and rehabilitating native animals, this is knowledge you don’t want to miss out on!

This is a FREE event, but Vegan ACT will provide a BBQ and drinks for a small cost

Hope to see you there!

Event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/242104909696305/

Vegan ACT dinner at Kippax Curry House – Thursday, 24 May 2018

Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1981285295533332/

When:  6:30-9:30, Thursday 24 May 2018

Where:  Kippax Curry House, Shop 3/116 Hardwick Cresent, Holt

Did someone say delicious Fijian banquet?? Count us in!!

This casual social dinner is a great opportunity to meet other like-minded people in our community and try out the vegan options available at the Kippax Curry House!

Children welcome!

**TICKETS are essential for this event**

Tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/vegan-act-dinner-at-kippax-curry-house-tickets-4613779338200

Cooking Workshop by The Soul Project and Lily’s Vegan Kitchen – Thursday, 24 May 2018

Facebook Event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/210042413061040/

Tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/lisa-lily-in-the-kitchen-vegan-workshop-tickets-45328952116

DATE AND TIME:  Thu 24 May 2018  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM AEST

LOCATION:  SHOUT Inc, Building 1 Pearce Community Centre, Collett Street, Pearce ACT 2606

Media dietitian Lisa Donaldson and vegan cook Lilian Falero are joining forces to bring you their second vegan cooking and education workshop.

Lily will be demonstrating sweet and savoury vegan recipes, while you’ll get a little hands on with a simple recipe with Lisa.

This session runs over dinner time, so you’ll have the opportunity to taste some delicious foods.

 

We cannot wait to have some tasty fun with you in May! Lisa & Lily

*NOTE: As we will be buying & preparing food, once a ticket is purchased there will be no refunds available. You may sell or pass your tickets on to someone else if you are unable to attend.

 

Keep an eye on the following Facebook Pages for more information:

Volunteer for Cupcake Challenge – Saturday, 26 May 2018

Event Post:  https://www.facebook.com/events/218548475570412/

When:  11 to 2pm 26 May 2018

Join Vegan ACT and Animal Liberation ACT changing the hearts and minds of our fellow Canberrans on the 26th of May

At the 1000 eyes cupcake challenge, members of the public are offered a FREE cruelty free cupcake if they take the time to view footage of Australian farming practices and have a chat with us about ending animal suffering and making the change to a vegan lifestyle. I mean, who could say no to free cake??

We’re looking for volunteers to:
-Hold signs
-Hand out leaflets
-Donate cupcakes
-Speak with members of the public that are interested

Please contact Laila via messenger if you can donate cupcakes or have any questions

Celebrate International Respect for Chickens Month @ The Fish Shack Vegan Sunday – 27 May, 2018

Facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/170260336971414/

The Fish Shack Vegan Sunday will be held on the 27th of May 2018 from 11:00am with the last food order being taken at 7:30pm. The Fish Shack will be open during its normal closing time between 4pm-5pm.

May is the international respect for chickens month so we will be fundraising for A Poultry Place by donating 10% of sales from the day.

To ensure there is no cross-contamination, the oil of the deep fryer will be changed in the morning and no animal products will be used. There is also coffee, soy milkshakes, soft drinks, sugar cane juice and ice teas available.

Volunteer for International Earthlings Experience – Friday, 4 May 2018

Event Page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2163106890396651/

When:  Friday 4 May at 18:00–20:00
Where:  Garema Pl

Join Vegan ACT and Animal Liberation ACT on Friday the 4th of May for The International Earthlings Experience!

Instead of displaying the Earthlings trailer we will show footage from Aussie Farms as it’s more relevant to us and we want to show members of the public that this happens here in Australia too.

Lets stand together united and bring to light the truth about the way animals are exploited all over the world and promote a life of compassion and peace.

If you’re participating please:

* Bring a laptop if you can, with the following downloaded onto the device: https://vimeo.com/130694373

* Dress adaptable to weather

* Wear dark clothing

* Bring a backpack, as we can’t look after your belongings, and you’ll be using your hands

Last year 57 cities all joined together on one day to open the eyes and change the hearts of so many just through a connection.

Event Page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2163106890396651/

see the video here from the first International Earthling’s Experience here:

Some great resources:
‘How to get people to watch Earthlings’:

AND
How to get strangers to go vegan:

Event Page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2163106890396651/

A Poultry Place Working Bee – Saturday, 12 May 2018

Join us on the 12th of May giving the human of A Poultry Place a helping hand!

This is unique opportunity to visit the region’s oldest vegan sanctuary, as it is not usually open to the public.
In exchange for your help for the day, you get to meet the residents, learn some of their stories and the workings of a sanctuary, and most of all to give a little of your time to make a contribution for the animals, and the people who dedicate their lives to helping them. 🐓🐥🐔 Vegan ACT also provides a BBQ lunch after which there is a full tour of the sanctuary.

Directions will be given when you RSVP, some lifts will be available, but please ask ahead.
There are quite a range of tasks to help with, so if you have any needs or limitations in this regard please get in touch and we will ensure a suitable task is allocated to you

Event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/611805945826931/

Support Second-Hand Charity Stall for Lucky Stars Sanctuary – Saturday and Sunday, 3-4 June 2018

Facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1454116898022401/

When:  9 to 4 Saturday 3 June and Sunday 4 June 2018

Where:  Fyshwick Fresh Food Market

Our Charity stall is back in June to raise funds for the sanctuary and the residents 😻🐷🐥🦎🐑🐓🦆🐶 and helping the planet by buying preloved.
Win Win 🍀

We have lots of groovy secondhand items for sale ( Bric a brac, books, clothes, small furniture, retro kitchen pieces) so come and bag a bargain and take a look around the market. Fresh food and hot vegan food options available if you are also after a break for brunch or lunch 🥙

If you would like to support the sanctuary, donated items can be dropped off on the days or you can contact us for other pickup and drop off times and places.