Upcoming CARA Events

Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale
When:  Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 11am - 3pm
Where:  Zagara's Marketplace, 1940 Lee Rd, Cleveland Hts OH
The Cleveland Animal Rights Alliance will be participating in the "Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale" again! This annual event is sponsored by A Well-Fed World, a nonprofit which works to feed an ever-growing human population through a plant-based diet -- saving animals, people and natural resources. 
Our local Zagara's Marketplace has again generously allowed us to set up our bake sale in the entrance of their Cleveland Heights store. So we'll be raising funds for CARA's vegan advocacy programs while introducing the public to delicious cruelty-free baked goods and handing out literature on the many benefits of living vegan. 

If you'd like to contribute vegan baked goods to our sale send an email to info@clevelandanimalrights.org letting us know what you plan to contribute. We just require (of course) that all ingredients are plant-sourced (no eggs, dairy, honey) and the ingredients are written down (for those with allergies). 

Check out info about this worldwide happening each spring and get baking tips at: http://www.veganbakesale.org/


"Eat Vegan on a Budget"

 Free Vegan Dinner & Lecture with Ellen Jaffe Jones 

When:  Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Where:  Cleveland Heights Library, 2345 Lee Rd, Cleveland Hts OH  44118

Join the Cleveland Animal Rights Alliance for a FREE vegan dinner and presentation with best-selling author, Ellen Jaffe Jones!

Think eating vegan has to be expensive? Think only healthy vegan food can be found at a health food store? Think again as Ellen Jaffe Jones, a former Emmy-winning TV investigative/consumer reporter and financial consultant crunches the numbers and blows up those myths. She shows how ridiculously cheap eating vegan can be, not only in what you buy at the store, but by avoiding the costs of doctors and diseases. 

Ellen is currently 7th in the 1500 meters (from the National Senior Games in Cleveland) and has placed in 82 5K races "just" on plants. A personal trainer and author, her mission in life is help animals (human and otherwise) to avoid easily preventable pain and suffering. And to blow up every vegan myth possible.

Ellen’s best-selling books:

“Eat Vegan on $4 a Day” 

“Paleo Vegan” 

“Kitchen Divided—Vegan Recipes for the Semi-Vegan Household”

Ellen also has the distinction of having been voted as PETA's 2014 "Sexiest Vegan Over 50"!!  =)  

(More info about Ellen Jaffe Jones at vegcoach.com)

If you'd like to contribute a vegan dish towards this dinner, please shoot us an email so we can plan accordingly... info@clevelandanimalrights.org.  Thanks!

Feel free to RSVP & share our Facebook event page with your friends on social media!  



Volunteer Opportunities!

All Things Water Festival (Edgewater Park from 2-7pm on Saturday May 9th)

Hessler Street Fair (University Circle from 11am - dusk on Saturday May 16 & Sunday May 17)

If you'd like to volunteer to help us staff our CARA booth at either of these events, please send an email to info@clevelandanimalrights.org 

We'll be providing festival-goers with plenty of vegan information along with free samples of vegan food.  Our booth outreach is a fantastic way to connect with the community and spread awareness on vegan issues... justice for animals, human health benefits and the devastating impact that animal agriculture has on our environment.



Cleveland Vegan Book Club Meeting

When:  Tuesday, June 16th from 7-9pm

Where:  The Wine Spot, 2271 Lee Rd, Cleveland Heights OH

Join the Cleveland Vegan Book Club as we discuss "Circles of Compassion: Essays Connecting Issues of Justice".

This book consists of a series of essays by internationally recognized authors and activists, Edited by Dr. Will Tuttle. The essays focus on how the seemingly disparate issues of human, animal, and environmental rights are indeed connected. Authors also provide practical guidance about how to make the individual, systems, and social changes necessary to effectively create a peaceful and just world for all.

Edited by Dr. Will Tuttle
Foreword by Carol J. Adams

The book is available on Amazon and through Vegan Publishers: http://veganpublishers.com/multimedia-archive/injustice-anywhere-essays-connecting-human-animal-and-environmental-well-being/

The Wine Spot is a new book club venue for us! They allow outside food to be brought in so feel free to bring along a snack if you'd like. Plenty of vegan wine and beer to purchase there. We'll meet either in the back seating area or their private meeting space if it's available that night.

The Cleveland Vegan Book Club features books on various aspects of veganism including health, ethics, environmental issues, social justice, etc. 

Join us for some consciousness-raising discussion and a great opportunity to network and build community with others who care about animals, ecology, healthy eating and social justice! 


CARA's Vegan Mentoring Program is up and running!!

Interested in going vegan but not sure where to start?  Want a veteran vegan to show you the ropes?  We have a diverse group of 23 friendly, experienced and knowledgeable vegan mentors who are ready to be matched up with anyone who would like assistance transitioning to a vegan way of living!

Review our mentor bios here and then shoot us an email at info@clevelandanimalrights.org.  We'll then connect you with a compatible mentor that matches your interests.