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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!


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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.


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

Contact to start one in your area.



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

Time to recharge your batteries? Join our Mindfulness & Self-Care Retreat at The Movement Lab in San Diego on November 10th to dissolve anxiety, manage stress, and build personal resilience. We will practice meditation, yoga, self-care, aromatherapy, mindful eating, and join in a healing ritual at a nearby beach. Let us shower you with essential techniques for daily living so you can help animals without depleting yourself.

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! 


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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Bale of Hay for Horse
Cozy Dog Bed
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