Tomorrow is World Vegan Day, for some of you around the globe, it is today already. So what? Why should you care? Well, it's certainly not as well-known or celebrated as Halloween is. But it is a chance to get out and meet with other vegans, to sample vegan fare, to stand up for animal rights, or simply to get our stories out there.
WorldVeganDay.info is asking us all to do just that, to get our stories out there. To blog, twitter, YouTube, FaceBook, MySpace, or visit forums and get the word out. Why did you go vegan? Tell your story, who knows, you may inspire others.
Below is a partial list of activities around the globe. If you don't see anything in your neck of the woods, check out google, facebook, craigslist, or your local colleges. The information is scattered, but it is out there. As for Jane and me, we're going to be making dinner for a few friends who aren't vegan. Activism through eating.
- If you're in Melbourne, AUS, here's some info on your World Vegan Day celebration.
- If you're in Wellington, New Zealand, here's info on a World Vegan Day Bake Sale.
- If you're in England, near Croydon, here's some info on your World Vegan Day celebration. They're saying you should be there, or be without vegan cake and beer. (Damn, wrong continent!)
- If you're in England, near Ennis Killen and are interested in practicing some yoga, followed by a meal of home cooked vegan fare... visit here.
- If you're in Glasglow, the Univerity of Glasgow is hosting an Animal Lovers Fayre in honor of World Vegan Day.
- If you're in Paris, you should check out Paris Vegan Day. I can't tell you exactly what they have planned, but dusting off my High School french, I believe there will be vegan product representation and vegan food availabe.
- If you're in Montreal, they've got a World Vegan Day Fashion Show planned. It's billed as an evening of fashion, gourmet vegan cuisine and musical entertainment.
- If you're in India, the Sthitaprajna Vegan Life Centre near Byndoor, Udupi District, Karnataka, is planning a three-day vegan event (Nov 1 - Nov 3).
- If you're in San Francisco, there's a World Vegan Celebration dinner on Monday night. Just $15 including tax and tip. Details here.
- If you're in the Los Angeles area, VegKids is sponsoring a rollerskating event in NorthRidge
- Please note, if you're in the Los Angeles area and were planning on attending the Animal Acres World Vegan Day celebration, IT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
- If you're in Phoenix, AZ, the Spectrum Mall light rail station is hosting a potluck of vegan goodies.