Upcoming CARA Events
Think or Swim: The Inner Lives of Fishes
Free Lecture with Jonathan Balcombe, PhD
When: Monday, April 15, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Where: CWRU's Thwing Center, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland OH 44106 (Excelsior Ballroom – 2nd Floor)
CARA’s final installment of our Ocean Life series will be co-sponsored with the Case Animal Rights & Ethics Society (CARES). We’ll be hosting a free presentation on the Case campus with internationally-known animal behavior expert Jonathan Balcombe. Learn about the inner lives of fishes as Balcombe shares his eye-opening presentation on fish sentience, cognition and social behavior.
Fishes are routinely dismissed as primitive vertebrates and commonly denied even the capacity to think or feel anything. But new discoveries belie these prejudices. Drawing on compelling scientific studies and intriguing observations, Balcombe shows that fishes are not primitive at all, and that they in fact lead rich social and cognitive lives.
Animal behavior expert Jonathan Balcombe is a passionate advocate for animals and their living spaces. His best-selling books Pleasurable Kingdom and Second Nature, and his recently-released pictorial book The Exultant Ark, present animals in a new light and presage a revolution in the human-animal relationship. A PhD scientist and vegan, Balcombe’s dynamic message resonates with timely issues that affect everyone, including climate change, biodiversity, and personal health. He has given invited presentations on six continents and is currently at work on a new book about the inner lives of fishes.
Complimentary vegan snacks will be provided at this event.
For more information about Jonathan Balcombe, visit his website: http://jonathanbalcombe.com/about
To connect with the Case Animal Rights & Ethics Society, find them on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/casecares
An underground parking facility serves both Severance Hall and the Thwing Center and may be accessed from East Blvd. After parking, take the Thwing Center stairs or elevator to ground level and enter Thwing Center, which will be the red brick building to your right.
Cleveland Vegan Book ClubWe're starting a vegan book club! The book club meetings will take place on the third Wednesday of each month beginning in April at Visible Voice Books in Tremont. We'll be featuring books on various aspects of veganism including health, ethics, environmental issues, social justice, etc. The first book we'll cover is "Second Nature: The Inner Lives of Animals" by Jonathan Balcombe PhD to coincide with his Cleveland visit on the 15th.
Visible Voice Books has a wine and coffee bar so drinks will be available for purchase and they permit food to be brought into their meeting room. So feel free to bring vegan snacks if you'd like and join us for some consciousness-raising discussion!When: Wednesday, April 17th from 5:30 - 8:00pmWhere: Visible Voice Books (in Tremont) Upstairs. 1023 Kenilworth Ave, Cleveland OH 44113 www.visiblevoicebooks.comWe created a book club page on Facebook so please RSVP if you plan to join us!
______________________________________________________Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale
When: Saturday, April 27th starting at 11am
Where: Zagara's Marketplace, 1940 Lee Rd, Cleveland Hts
The Cleveland Animal Rights Alliance will be participating in this year's "Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale". 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 grocery store has generously allowed us to set up our fundraiser bake sale at their Cleveland Heights store. So we'll get to introduce their customers to lots of delicious cruelty-free baked goods along with literature on the many benefits of living vegan.
For those who would like to contribute vegan baked goods to our sale, send us an email at email@example.com 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).
We'll be starting at 11am and staying till the baked goods run out!!! Join us!!!
Check out info about this worldwide happening each April and get baking tips at: http://www.veganbakesale.org/
Hope for the Horses: A Frolic For Freedom
When: Saturday, May 4th from 4 to 7pm
Where: Tri-C Hospitality Management Center at Public Square 180 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, OH 44114 (Next to Pura Vida)
Join Cleveland Animal Rights Alliance as we come together to raise funds to help horses who have been victims of the horse racing industry (as well as many other farmed animals). Chenoa Manor in Pennsylvania is a sanctuary that practices vegan values and has taken in several horses who have been exploited by the horse racing industry as well as the laboratory research industry.
$50 ticket cost includes a variety of delicious vegan heavy hors d'oeuvres and a mint julep. Enjoy the inspiring, energetic, and soulful poppy folky music brought to you by vegan peace advocate, Zach Friedhof!
Tickets can be purchased through CARA's "make a donation" page on our website. Please note in the "comments" that you're purchasing tickets. $75 tickets are also available with unlimited select cocktails/beer/wine. Tickets will be at "will call" on the day of the event.
Wear your biggest hat, don your fanciest frock, there is reason to celebrate when we make the conscious choice to not exploit others!
Ticket proceeds go to Chenoa Manor and CARA (85%/15%).
Find more info about Chenoa Manor here: http://www.chenoamanor.org/
A very thoughtful essay on horse racing by Lee Hall: http://www.onegreenplanet.org/lifestyle/out-with-the-races-the-cruel-truth-behind-horse-racing/
Hope to see you there!_________________________________________________________Volunteer Opportunities!
Looking for a chance to do some vegan advocacy for the animals that's both impactful and fun? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to volunteer for any of these upcoming community outreach events:
- Friday, April 12 from 11am - 2pm: "Vegan Feed-In" at Case Western Reserve University's Nord Hall (on the Case Quad)
- Friday, April 19 from Noon - 7pm: Vegan information booth and food sampling at Entrovation environmental fair in Beachwood
- Sunday, April 21 from 10am - 5pm: Vegan information booth and food sampling at Earth Day Coalition's 24th annual EarthFest celebration at Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds
- Saturday, April 27 (from 11am till the baked items run out): CARA participates in the "Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale" at Zagara's Marketplace. Vegan bakers needed!
- Saturday, May 18 & Sunday, May 19: Vegan information booth and food sampling at Hessler Street Fair.
- Saturday, June 1 from 10am - 6pm: Vegan information booth at Cleveland VegFest at CSU
CARA’s Vegan Mentoring Program is up and running!!
A big thanks to all those who participated in our Vegan 101 Workshop at Mustard Seed Market in Solon in February! Our inaugural event for CARA’s Vegan Mentoring Program was a huge success with a capacity crowd of over 150.
We have a diverse group of 21 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! Shoot us an email at email@example.com and we’ll connect you with a compatible mentor that matches your interests or feel free to review our mentor bios here and introduce yourself to one of them via their contact info.