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Join VJL at Luvin Arms! April 6, 2016

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Join the Vegan Justice League for a tour of Luvin Arms, an animal sanctuary near Boulder, CO. Meet the loving residents, and spend the afternoon (if you have time) learning how to volunteer for Luvin Arms!

Schedule for the day:

9:30AM – Meet at the JUMP bus stop at 28th and Arapahoe, just in front of Safeway. Bus arrives around 9:40 so don’t be late!! (Alternatively, you can carpool out; post below if you would like to carpool!)
10:00AM – Tour of Luvin Arms
12:00PM (or earlier if tour is shorter) – Learn how to volunteer for Luvin Arms!
4:00PM – Volunteering ends (if you have to leave earlier, that is okay)

Please be sure to bring:
– Bus pass if you are taking the bus
– Vegan lunch if you are staying through lunchtime (please be respectful to the residents and don’t eat their friends or friends’ milk or eggs!! Let us know if you need ideas)
– Close toed shoes and attire you can get dirty if you plan on volunteering!

THANK YOU!! Please RSVP so Luvin Arms know how many people to expect 🙂

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Vegan on Food Stamps! March 31, 2016

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Join VJL and Housing and Dining Services for a fun training on Moroccan Lentil Stew — a 100% plant-based recipe in which all ingredients can be purchased with EBT (“food stamps”).

Moroccan Stew Poster

Moroccan Stew Poster

Roundtable Discussion with Dining Services March 3, 2016

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On March 16th, Vegan Justice League will host a round-table discussion with CU administrative and culinary professionals. These individuals make important decisions regarding the dining halls. This will be a night to articulate your vegan dining experience at CU.

If you are interested in participating, we ask that you arrive prepared to discuss the questions listed below. In order to accommodate a variety of perspectives and input, please summarize your ideas to two minutes.

1. Who are you?
2. What is your year and major?
3. Are you vegetarian or vegan?
4. What plant-based vegan options do you currently find and enjoy with CU dining?
5. Have you experienced challenges in your vegan/plant-based lifestyle atCU’s dining halls? If yes, please elaborate.
6. Would you patronize a plant-based dining hall at CU? If yes, how might this affect your experience and the community at CU-Boulder?

Please dress respectfully, in accordance with our esteemed guests.

If you wish to speak, RSVP for this event is required by March 11th at 5:00 pm.

Here is summary of the event details:

What: Colorado University Vegan Dining Round-Table Discussion hosted by Vegan Justice League
Where: Hellems 267
When: March 16, 2016; 6:15-7:45 (starting promptly at 6:15)
Dress: business casual

A Delicious and Nutritious Plant-Based Meal March 3, 2016

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Great News!

Vegan Justice League will be hosting a plant-based CU community dinner on March 12th from 4:30-8:00pm! The event is being funded by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. We are grateful to have the funding provided to us for this event.

Event details:
Name: A Delicious and Nutritious Plant-Based Meal
Date: March 12, 2016
Time: 4:30pm-8:00pm
Where: Saint Aidan’s; 2425 Colorado Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

More details to come!

Spring 2016 Meetings! January 11, 2016

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Meetings this spring will be on Wednesdays in Hellems 267 at 6pm! We look forward to seeing you there!

Here are our upcoming guest speakers (for a more updated list, check out the “Events” page above) :

  • January 13, 6pm: Meeting with Claudia Lifton from Factory Farming Advocacy Coalition (Topic: Factory Farms and Workers’ Rights)
  • January 20, 6pm: Meeting
  • January 27, 6pm: Meeting with Lisa Rimmert of Vegan Outreach (Topic: Removing Judgement from Activism, Diversity in the AR Movement)
  • February 3, 6pm: Meeting
  • February 10, 6pm: Meeting with Randy Johnston of Leeds School of Business (Topic: Veganism, Health, and the Environment)
  • February 17, 6pm: Meeting
  • February 24, 6pm: Meeting
  • March 2, 6pm: Meeting
  • March 9, 6pm: Meeting with Dr. Leslie Irvine, Professor of Sociology at CU (Topic: Intersectionality of Species, Race, Gender, and Class)
  • March 16, 6pm: Meeting
  • March 23: NO MEETING (Spring Break)
  • March 30, 6pm: Meeting
  • April 6, 6pm: Meeting
  • April 13, 6pm: Meeting with Dr. Marc Bekoff, Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at CU (Topic: Animal Emotions)
  • April 20, 6pm: Meeting
  • April 27, 6pm: Elections for 2016-2017

Philosophy Series! October 13, 2015

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The Vegan Justice League at CU is hosting a 3-part series on “Philosophy and Animal Ethics” to discuss how the mainstream ethical theories in normative ethics have significant implications regarding our treatment of animals, including the how our society chooses to eat animals. We are thrilled to have guest speakers from CU’s Philosophy department to lead these discussions at our weekly meetings (with free snacks!).

 

Cheryl Abbate, Philosophy PhD Candidate: Deontology and Animal Ethics
Wednesday, October 14th at 6pm in Hellems 255
Alexander Zambrano, Philosophy PhD Candidate: Virtue Ethics and Animals
Wednesday, October 21st at 6pm in Hellems 255
*No meeting on October 28th due to the GOP Debate.
 
Dr. Alastair Norcross, Associate Professor of Philosophy: Utilitarianism and Animals
Wednesday, November 4th at 6pm in Hellems 255
All meetings are open to all CU students, staff, and faculty and Boulder community members who are interested in veganism, animal rights, social justice, environment, and/or health. We look forward to seeing you there!

Meeting Times + Upcoming Events August 20, 2015

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Hey VJL!

Meeting times for fall semester are Wednesdays at 6pm in Hellems 255, however there will be occasional Wednesdays in which we meet at someone’s house to make vegan dinner together! I will post those dates on our Facebook, texting list, and this website when we have off-campus dinners so no one misses out. If you haven’t already, join the Facebook group or email vjl@colorado.edu with your phone number to join the texting list.

Second, upcoming events:

  1. Leafletting Friday August 21. Meet at ZoĂ«’s house at 10am, where we will walk to campus and leaflet there.
  2. Tabling in C4C on Monday, August 24. Stop by the table between 11-2 and 6-8 and chat with us!
  3. Student Involvement Fair on Wednesday, August 26 in the UMC. Stop by our table!
  4. First Meeting & (VEGAN) ICE CREAM SOCIAL!! Wednesday, August 26 at 6pm in Hellems 255.
  5. Potluck at the Wesley on the Northeast corner of campus on Sunday, September 13. We will cook together ahead of time. Come to a meeting for more details!

2015 Animal Rights National Conference!! August 3, 2015

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The 2015 Animal Rights National Conference has come to a close, but WOW was it an incredible, empowering experience!! Major thank you to everyone who supported us along the way, including the incredible CU institutions and community donors. Keep an eye out for blog posts and upcoming events — we are fired up for an INCREDIBLE year!!

If you are interested in attending meetings for the upcoming fall semester, please enter your availability in on this Doodle Poll:

http://doodle.com/75949nyrkfuvyak7

Thank you and can’t wait to see you this fall!!

Zoë

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Please Help Send VJL to the Animal Rights National Conference! April 18, 2015

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Donate here!

The Vegan Justice League at CU Boulder supports the needs of vegan students and the Boulder vegan community, promotes the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle, and serves the outward community of people through various forms of outreach and community building.
We are hoping to send six of our members to the 2015 Animal Rights National Conference in Washington DC on July 30th-August 2nd. This fundraising aims to support our transportation from Colorado, accommodations, and conference registration. While we have been partially funded through the CU Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and the CU Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Engagement, and are hoping to be further funded by the CU Arts and Sciences Student Government and the CUSG Representative Council, we still project that we will need an additional $2,000 to attend the conference.

Attending this conference will support us in our vegan community and outreach here at CU Boulder. The wider university community has become more interested in plant-based lifestyles. VJL has grown seven-fold in the past 2 years, and we frequently receive emails from prospective students about vegan life at CU. This conference will support VJL leaders with more knowledge of the animal rights and plant-based lifestyle movements that will support a stronger presence on campus for vegans and vegetarians, whose opinions and needs are often less represented.

“The Animal Rights National Conference is designed for people who wish to improve their animal advocacy skills or simply to network with other animal activists.”

If you would like more information, please visit the conference website:
http://www.arconference.org/

Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions, comments, or suggestions:  vjl@colorado.edu

Thank you for your time and consideration.

-Vegan Justice League
http://www.veganjusticeleague.org

Donate here!

Upcoming April Events! March 26, 2015

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Busy month of April!! Mark your calendars 🙂

  • Tuesday, March 31: Meeting at 6pm in Duane G2B21.
  • Tuesday, April 7: Meeting MIGHT be moved to Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant for the night — to be decided at our next meeting.
  • Saturday, April 11: Admitted Students Day tabling at the Rec Center from 1-3pm.
  • Tuesday, April 14: NO MEETING; instead we will be attending the Food and Environmental Justice World Cafe with CU Environmental Center at 5pm (location TBD). We will have a table at the World Cafe in order to discuss how veganism intersects with Environmental Justice.
  • Thursday, April 16: 6pm, Engineering 1B40 – Direct Action Everywhere presentation followed by Native Foods dinner
  • Tuesday, April 21: Meeting at 6pm in Duane G2B21.
  • Sunday, April 26: location and time TBD – Vegan baking extravaganza for our bake sale!
  • Monday, April 27: 10am-3pm, between Atlas and VAC – Vegan Bake Sale for Vegan Justice League and Danzig’s Rooster Sanctuary
  • Tuesday, April 28: Meeting at 6pm in Duane G2B21. ELECTIONS FOR 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR!!!
  • Date/time TBD – Possible field trip to Danzig’s Rooster Sanctuary (probably in May once school is out)

We will also be working on a funding application for the 2015 Animal Rights National Conference!!

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