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Whether you prefer to attend online, on the phone, or in-person, we offer a range of events to suit all animal advocates. Be sure to scroll down for upcoming retreats!

 

Special Events at the Animal Rights National Conference, June 28-July1

Attend our panel discussions featuring In Defense of Animals President Dr. Marilyn Kroplick, who joins Vegan Psychologist Clare Mann on a panel about coping with stress, our Communications Director Fleur Dawes, who shares tips on publicizing our message, and our Sustainable Activism Campaign Director Lisa Levinson, who explains how to advocate for wild animals. View the conference program and register here

Join our special off-the-program meetings:

Me Too Share & Support: Share your stories and receive professional support for sexual harassment within the movement. Friday, June 29, 1:15-2:15pm, Meditation Room (Salon 205)

Interfaith Vegan Coalition: Learn how to veganize your place of worship. Saturday, June 30, 12-1pm, Seminar Room

Carnivores Anonymous: Try our 12-step vegan support group with IDA President Dr. Marilyn Kroplick and our guest speaker Vegan Evan! Sunday, July 1, 1:15-2:15pm, Grand Ballroom

 

Sustainable Activism Webinars


1st Thursday of the Month, 5-6pm Pacific Time


Learn activist tips and tools to practice self-care, community care, and maintain sustainable activism with experts in the field.

Register for monthly Sustainable Activism Webinars and login here when they start. 

Catch up - watch our replays.

 

Vegan Spirituality Online Gatherings


2nd Thursday of the Month, 5-6pm Pacific Time


Explore veganism as a spiritual practice with co-hosts Sustainable Activism Campaign Director Lisa Levinson and “Peace to All Beings” author Judy Carman with guest speakers, group discussions, and guided meditations.


Register for monthly Vegan Spirituality Online Gatherings and login here when they start.

Catch up - watch our replays.

 

Vegan Cooking & Food Psychology with Chef Kathleen & Dr. Marilyn


3rd Thursday of the Month, 6-6:30pm Pacific Time


Join our online vegan cooking show featuring In Defense of Animals President Marilyn Kroplick, MD, and Wellness and Vegan Coach Kathleen Kastner presented by Carnivores Anonymous, our free, psychiatrist-developed 12-step program supporting and providing strategies to help you maintain optimum health, lose weight, reverse chronic illness and tackle food addiction while adopting a plant-based lifestyle.


Register for monthly Vegan Cooking & Food Psychology Episodes and login here when they start.

Catch up - watch our replays.

 

Animal Activist Online Support Group


4th Thursday of the Month, 5-6pm Pacific Time


Discuss burnout, self-care, compassion fatigue, infighting, anger, grief, depression, communicating with non-activists, and other activist concerns. Participate in this free, confidential support group by phone, smart phone, or computer.


Register for monthly Animal Activist Online Support Groups and login here when they start.

Join our Animal Activist Online Support Group on Facebook.

Watch one-minute Sustainable Activism video tips.

 

Activist Appreciation Month

 

We celebrate Activist Appreciation Month in February with special programs to provide extra emotional and spiritual resources for you! This year, we hosted additional webinars with authors Dr. Melanie Joy and Lani Muelrath. We also added new compassion fatigue and self-care tools. Access the webinar replays and new tools here.


Gatherings


Join free, monthly gatherings to explore veganism as a spiritual practice through discussions, speaker presentations, guided meditations, outings, vegan potlucks, and more.


Find a Meetup or Facebook gathering near you on www.veganspirituality.com.

Contact veganspirituality@idausa.org to start one in your area.

 

Retreats


Enjoy speakers, yoga, meditation, a nature walk, vegan lunch, and an animal blessing with like-minded souls!

Ready to reboot? Join our Vegan Spirituality Retreat: The Hawaiian Dream! Explore veganism as a spiritual practice with yoga, meditation, cooking, dancing, hiking, healing rituals, and touring sacred sites, on the gorgeous Hawaii Island and Maui. Spend the weekend, a week, or longer with us from November 30 to December 9 to release stress, restore balance, and align your body, mind, and spirit. Hawaiian sunsets, volcanic views, and clear waters await you! Learn more here


Compassionfest


Celebrate your values of justice, equity, and compassion at Compassionfest with delicious vegan food, cruelty-free products, inspiring speakers, performers, and musicians. sponsored by In Defense of Animals. 

Learn about the next Compassionfest on July 21 here.

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