Upcoming CARA Events

The Price of Compassion
Free presentation with Harold Brown

When:  Thurs, March 20 at 7:00 pm
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).  

When we care about others, our compassion has its costs.  Our feelings of caring can cause us to experience many emotions.  The question is should our compassion be used against us?  Harold Brown will explore the dynamics of compassion and how it works for us and how others use it against us. 

Born and raised on a cattle farm in Michigan, Harold Brown spent over half his life in agriculture including three 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.

Vegan snacks will be provided at this event.



Cleveland Vegan Book Club

When:    Friday, March 28, 2014 from 7:00 - 9:00pm (rescheduled from 3/12 due to weather)
Where:   Visible Voice Books (in Tremont) Upstairs, 1023 Kenilworth Ave
Join us to discuss the brand new book by Richard Oppenlander, Food Choice and Sustainability -- Why Buying Local, Eating Less Meat, and Taking Baby Steps Won't Work.

Leading sustainability activist Dr. Richard Oppenlander makes a compelling case for how the transition to a plant-based diet is the most practical, effective and sustainable solution to our most serious environmental problems as well as debunking the most popular misconceptions about sustainability.

The Cleveland Animal Rights Alliance's book club meetings take place every other month at Visible Voice Books in Tremont (in their upstairs meeting room). We feature 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, the earth and healthy eating!

Connect with Cleveland Vegan Book Club on Facebook

CARA partners with Cleveland International Film Festival

CARA will once again be a community partner with the Cleveland International Film Festival, sponsoring the documentary The Ghosts in Our Machine.

The film illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the machine of our modern world.  Through the heart and photographic lens of acclaimed animal photographer Jo-Anne McArthur, we become intimately familiar with a cast on non-human animals.  The film follows McArthur over the course of a year as she photographs several animal stories in parts of Canada, the U.S. and in Europe.  Each story is a window into global animal industries:  Food, Fashion, Entertainment and Research.  All part of an epic photo project We Animals now in its 15th year and shot all over the globe, McArthur has documented the lives of animals with heart-breaking empathic vividness and professionalism. 


The Ghosts in Our Machine will be screening on Thurs, 3/20 at 5:10 pm and Fri, 3/21 at 3:00 pm at Tower City Cinemas.

Use the code "CARA" when purchasing tickets to receive $2 off your ticket price.  Tickets may be purchased on-line through www.clevelandfilm.org, by calling 877-304-FILM or in person at the Tower City Cinemas box office.

Volunteer Opportunities...

Looking for a chance to do some vegan advocacy for the animals that's both impactful and fun?  Contact us at info@clevelandanimalrights.org if you'd like to volunteer for any of these upcoming community outreach events:

  • Sunday, April 13 from 10am - 5pm:  Vegan information booth and food sampling at Earth Day Coalition's 24th annual EarthFest celebration at Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds
  • Friday, May 2 from Noon - 6pm:   Vegan information booth and food sampling at Entrovation environmental fair in Beachwood
  • Sunday, May 4 (hours TBA):   CARA participates in the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale at Zagara's Marketplace in Cleveland Hts! 
  • Saturday, May 17 & Sunday, May 18 from 11am - dusk:  Vegan information booth and food sampling at Hessler Street Fair in University Circle.



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.