Upcoming CARA Events

"The Humane Myth"

Free Presentation with Farmer Brown

When:     Thursday, March 12, 2015 from 7 - 8:30 p.m.

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

Join the Cleveland Animal Rights Alliance as we host an evening with Harold Brown (aka: Farmer Brown).

Born and raised on a cattle farm in Michigan, Harold Brown spent over half his life in agriculture including 3 years in the dairy industry.  Featured in the award-winning documentary, Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home, his story is one of transformation from animal farmer to vegan animal advocate.  Brown now works as an advocate for sustainable independent family farms, environmental justice, social justice, and peace through non-violence.  He serves as the president of the nonprofit FarmKind.

Consumers are hearing a lot about alternative systems of producing animals and their by-products for food. Colony cages, barn raised, grass fed, free range, humanely raised/produced, etc. Harold Brown will explore these ideas and practices ranging from industrial to back yard. Are they healthier? Are they better for the environment? Are the animals happier? Farmer Brown will share the practical realities of animal production.

Complimentary vegan snacks will be provided at this event.  

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"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

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




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.