Upcoming CARA Events

 

 


 

 

Free Presentation with Harold Brown:  "The Humane Myth"

When:     Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Where:    Cleveland Heights Library, 2345 Lee Rd, Cleveland Hts OH  44118 (meeting rooms A & B)

Join the Cleveland Animal Rights Alliance as we host an afternoon 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 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 (http://farmkind.org/)

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.

 


 

 

Earth Day Celebration Book Launch

When:     Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Where:    Cleveland Heights Library, 2345 Lee Rd, Cleveland Hts OH  44118 (meeting rooms A & B)

The Cleveland Animal Rights Alliance Presents:

The Earth Day Celebration Book Launch for "On Their Own Terms: Animal Liberation for the 21st Century" 

(available at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01C8D3OQ8)

The concept of animal liberation has never been more relevant, but it's due for renovation, says legal educator and author Lee Hall. 

Why do we need a new and genuine animal-liberation philosophy? We're now confronting the impacts of biotechnology, a burgeoning human population, the loss of habitat for other animals, and striking changes in weather and climate dynamics. Until we redefine our role within Earth's great biological community, our responses will involve coping with one emergency after another. 

On Their Own Terms: Animal Liberation for the 21st Century is written by an environmental law specialist who uncovers our personal connections with the current environmental crises. It explores the human potential to stop and reverse our damage by redefining our role on the planet. On Their Own Terms: Animal Liberation for the 21st Century is a workshop in animal ethics, a call to community action, and a handbook for social change. 

Come to Lee Hall's Earth Day book launch and talk: Why We Need an Animal Liberation for the 21st Century. 

Complimentary vegan lunch will be provided. 

A few things the talk will address: 

Animal liberation: Why revamp it?
Animal personhood: Does it still matter?
Backyard chickens: Is resistance futile?
Liberation movements: To compare or not to compare?
Reclaiming our own power from corporate culture: Is our veganism helping?

"I believe Lee Hall is one of the most interesting and insightful writers working in animal rights. This book gets all the thumbs-up." ~ Jonathan Hussain, rescuer and campaigner, Grass Valley, California

"In On Their Own Terms: Animal Liberation for the 21st Century, Lee Hall reclaims the concepts of animal liberation, animal rights and animal welfare, and compels us to reimagine what it means to be an animal activist." ~ Sangamithra Iyer, Satya Magazine

 


 


 

Cleveland Vegan Book Club

When:     Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Where:    Mac's Backs Books, 1820 Coventry Rd, Cleveland Heights OH (basement)

Join us in Mac's Backs basement for a special Earth Day Eve book discussion with author Lee Hall as we discuss their new book "On Their Own Terms: Animal Liberation in the 21st Century". 

The concept of animal liberation has never been more relevant, but it's due for renovation, says legal educator and author Lee Hall. 

Why do we need a new and genuine animal-liberation philosophy? We're now confronting the impacts of biotechnology, a burgeoning human population, the loss of habitat for other animals, and striking changes in weather and climate dynamics. Until we redefine our role within Earth's great biological community, our responses will involve coping with one emergency after another. 

On Their Own Terms: Animal Liberation for the 21st Century is written by an environmental law specialist who uncovers our personal connections with the current environmental crises. It explores the human potential to stop and reverse our damage by redefining our role on the planet. On Their Own Terms: Animal 

Liberation for the 21st Century is a workshop in animal ethics, a call to community action, and a handbook for social change.

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"On Their Own Terms: Animal Liberation for the 21st Century" is available as e-book through Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01C8D3OQ8

Mac's Backs-Books On Coventry is a local independent bookstore which has a large selection of vegan-focused books and also hosts the Cleveland VegFest's Marketplace bookstore.

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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!

Connect with CLE Vegan Book Club on Facebook here.  

 

 


 

CARA's Vegan Mentoring Program

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.