Upcoming CARA Events

Vegan Pizza & Movie Nite!
Free Screening of Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

When:    Wed, April 22 from 6:30 - 8:30pm
Where:    Cleveland Heights Library, 2345 Lee Rd, Cleveland Hts OH

In honor of Earth Day this year, CARA will be screening the groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary, COWSPIRACY: The Sustainability Secret.  The film follows an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world's leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. As eye-opening as Blackfish and as inspiring as An Inconvenient Truth, this shocking yet humorous documentary reveals the absolutely devastating environmental impact that animal agriculture has on our planet.

Cowspiracy features Dr. Richard Oppenlander, Dr. Will Tuttle, Howard Lyman, Will Potter and Michael Pollan.  

"Cowspiracy may be the most important film made to inspire saving the planet."  ~  Louie Psihoyos, Oscar-Winning Director of "The Cove"

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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!

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Volunteer Opportunity!

When:   Sunday, April 19 from 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where:  Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, Berea OH

EarthFest is Ohio's largest environmental education event and the longest running Earth Day celebration in the nation.  The focus this year is on "Celebrating the Year of Clean Water" so we'll offer attendees plenty of information about the devastating impact animal agriculture has on our water supply along with offering free vegan food samples.

If you'd like to volunteer for a 2-3 hour shift and help us staff our booth at this event, please send an email to info@clevelandanimalrights.org 



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.