Join us for the 8th Annual Vegan Chili Cook-Off!

Sample homemade vegan chili at our 8th Annual Vegan Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, February 18 from 7 to 10pm at St. Catherine’s University in the student center (Coeur de Catherine) on the third floor in the Rauenhorst Ballroom. It's free to attend and everyone is welcome, whether they’re omnivore, vegetarian, or vegan. The event is co-sponsored by Advocating for Animals, a St. Kate's student group.

The food goes fast, so be sure to arrive right at 7 for best selection. We’ll have two categories: bean-based and meatless meat. The first guests to arrive will get to take their pick of which set to sample and rate!

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February Potluck: Vegan Q&A

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Join us for our next monthly potluck and bring a vegan dish to share along with your burning questions about anything related to vegan living.

You'll be invited to write your questions down when you arrive. As the potluck continues, we'll draw from our collective pile of questions to guide our discussion. It'll be fun, informative, and a great way to get to know others in the community.

We welcome everyone on the spectrum, from those completely new veganism who are just curious to those longtime animal advocates who've been vegan for umpteen years.  We expect these questions to trigger good conversation revealing a variety of perspectives and approaches. There's not going to be just one answer for anything.

Questions may be about any number of things related to vegan living, including:

  • Nutrition
  • Cooking
  • Philosophy
  • CAA programs
  • Communication with friends and family
  • How to be an animal advocate
  • Alternatives to common animal products

Out of consideration of those with allergies, please bring a list of ingredients for whatever food you bring.

RSVP on the Facebook event page or email Justin at Also contact Justin if you'd like to help with setup or cleanup.

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Compassionate Action for Animals exists to build a truly animal-friendly community in the Twin Cities region. Through outreach, education, and community building, we educate the public about farmed animal suffering and help people move towards a vegan diet. We are a nonprofit organization with a staff of two and more than 150 volunteers.

If you feel moved to advocate for animals, please consider supporting our work by volunteering, donating, or attending one of our events. If you’re interested in transitioning to plant-based diet, visit our Veg Resources page where you’ll find recipes and a variety of tips that can help you on your journey towards a more compassionate lifestyle.

Together, we can make a difference for the animals!

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Upcoming Events

Sunday, February 26, 2017

February Potluck: Vegan Q&A

Sunday, March 5, 2017

March Dine Out: Breakfast at Reverie

Thursday, March 9, 2017

March Evening Volunteer Orientation