Join Us for Compassionfest 2017 in New Haven, Connecticut!

Join Us for Compassionfest 2017 in New Haven, Connecticut!

Gather for a free, fun, community event featuring delicious animal-free food, cruelty-free products, inspiring speakers, healing workshops, performers, and musicians. Meet local artists, crafters, entrepreneurs, and eco-friendly vendors. In Defense of Animals is proud to sponsor Compassionfest and we want you to join us!

Compassionfest unites like-minded people who believe in community, equality, kindness, and compassion for all. We'll gather for delicious vegan food and cruelty-free products, local artisans, inspiring performers, musical acts, and healing workshops for all ages. This is an all-welcoming indoor and outdoor event with free admission.
What:  Compassionfest 2017
When:  Saturday, July 22, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Rain date July 29)
Where:  Whitneyville Cultural Commons, 1253 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06517

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Connect with festival-goers on the Facebook event page.

Here’s a sneak peak of the Compassionfest 2017 schedule:

Inspiring Speakers

• Tiffany Walker - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

• Mary Lawrence - 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

• Victoria Moran - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Food Demo

• AnastasiaRAW Vegan Food Demo - 1:15 pm- 2:00 pm


• Vision Board - 10:00 am - 11:00 am (supplies included), $7 Donation fee to Maple Farm Sanctuary

• Vegan Teacher - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Susan Landaira - The Benefits of Living a Vegan Lifestyle (Certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach/ CEO • Vegan Teacher, LLC)

• Peter DiGennaro - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Love Bombing and Heart Attack: Wielding Unviolence in the Coil of Power

Free DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Workshops

• Warm Fuzzy

• Say Something Nice

• Soul Gazing

• Wish Rock

• Time-in Teepee

One Plug Entertainment

• Photo Booth 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


• Jellyshirts

• Ponybird

• Zoo Front

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