I'm pleased to announce the formation of the Boston Vegan Association, a community-based organization founded to unite local vegans and empower them to contribute toward ending the exploitation of animals by promoting veganism in Boston and the surrounding areas. In pursuit of this mission, the BVA seeks to:
- Increase vegan options at retail, restaurant and university establishments in the Boston area
- Leaflet on college campuses and in heavily trafficked public areas
- Speak to students of all ages about animal concerns
- Offer vegan food tastings, or "feed-ins"
- Support and educate new vegans
- Provide a community for local vegans
- Educate and train activists in public speaking and other legal and effective activism through a guest speaker series, coaching, mentorship and hands-on approaches
- Conduct or sponsor movie screenings, followed by Q&A sessions
- Write letters to educate the media, public and government about animal issues and veganism
- Occasionally assist with legal animal rescues in the New England area
- Offer grants supporting the vegan ventures of local activists and entrepreneurs, among other various activities oriented toward promoting and normalizing veganism and animal rights.
Live in the Boston area? Vegan, or going vegan? Visit bostonvegan.org
- Sign up to become a member at the Membership/Donations page (left menu), and receive an organic, sweatshop free BVA t-shirt!
- Email me at [email protected] as soon as you've become a member so we can get to know each other and get you oriented.
- If you simply want to support our work, or to contribute above and beyond the membership fee, there are other donation options on the same web page.
- Register as a user at the site and set up your profile (over in the right menu)
- Sign up under your profile to receive the newsletter
We are gearing up now, so please become a member right away, make use of the site, and sign up for the newsletter. Stay tuned to our calendar for any upcoming activities (including upcoming social events, outreach events, and meetings), read and write Restaurant Reviews, add pictures to the Gallery, browse our Blog, explore our Links, and peruse our FAQs, a great educational tool still in progress.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at [email protected]
I look forward to meeting you!
Program director, co-founderThe Boston Vegan Association is a program of the International Humanities Center, a nonprofit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code