First Ever Activist Appreciation Month!

by Lisa Levinson

  In Defense of Animals is proud to present February as our first ever Activist Appreciation Month! To celebrate, we’re holding a free webinar on ecofeminism. Ecofeminism shows us how vital it is for animal activists to stand up against racism, sexism, ableism, heterosexism, and environmental destruction, while we work to protect all animals, from […]


Empower Yourself

by Lisa Levinson

  To celebrate the new year, IDA invites you to enjoy this Sustainable Activism blog, “Empower Yourself,” by guest blogger and social-change life coach Phyllis Levinson: My tag line, “Elevate Others, Empower Yourself,” is my advice to everyone who is working to make our world fairer, safer and more peaceful. For me, this is more […]


Let’s Communicate More Effectively For Animals!

by Lisa Levinson

  Free Sustainable Activism Webinar with Communication Expert Tera Gardner Have you ever wondered how you can make your voice more effective at advocating for animals? We’re running a how-to webinar on Nonviolent Communication, a technique that focuses on mutually respectful communication which supports harmony, cooperation, and everyone getting his or her needs met, without […]


Holiday Empathy

by Lisa Levinson

  This month, our Animal Activist Online Support Group falls on Christmas Eve, December 24th. Does your family understand your vegan values and compassion for animals? If not, we’re here to support you! Celebrate the true meaning of the holidays by receiving the gift of empathic listening from fellow activists! This free, confidential service is […]


Thanksgiving Support

by Lisa Levinson

  This month, our Animal Activist Online Support Group falls on Thanksgiving, November 26th. Struggling with family issues surrounding the holiday? Join us for some extra support, a gratitude circle, and a reading to honor the animals! This free, confidential service is available to all animal activists, including everyone who advocates and cares for animals. […]


Join Our Sustainable Activism Webinar

by Lisa Levinson

  Addressing Human Injustice in the Animal Rights Community (Thursday, October 15) What types of human injustices exist within the animal rights community? Some activists would say the movement is more damaged by its own internal bigotries than by any outside threat. Let’s examine racism, sexism, and other -isms; explore their impact both on people […]

SA Blog

Adventures, Ahimsa, and The Good Karma Life

by Nadia Schilling

  Many thanks to “The Good Karma Diet” author Victoria Moran for sharing her wisdom during our monthly Vegan Spirituality Online Gathering, offered every second Thursday of the month from 5-6pm PST. Watch the Vegan Spirituality Online Gathering replay with Victoria Moran here. We’re looking very forward to hearing Victoria present on “Adventures, Ahimsa, and […]

SA Blog

Join IDA for Two Online Events

by Lisa Levinson

  • Vegan Spirituality Online Gathering with guest Victoria Moran (Thursday, September 10) • Sustainable Activism Webinar with instructor Dave Rubin (Thursday, September 17) Vegan Spirituality Online Gathering (Thursday, September 10) Join our free, monthly Vegan Spirituality Online Gatherings with co-hosts “Peace to All Beings” author Judy Carman and IDA’s Sustainable Activism Campaign Director Lisa […]

SA Blog

Spiritual Veganism

by Lisa Levinson

    IDA invites you to explore veganism as a spiritual practice at our 6th annual Vegan Spirituality Retreat in Philly on September 19th and to enjoy this Sustainable Activism Blog on “Spiritual Veganism” by guest blogger and Quantum Buddhist Greg Lawson. For information about the upcoming retreat, please visit us here. “To become vegetarian […]