Unny Nambudiripad

Unny is a co-founder and the Executive Director of Compassionate Action for Animals. Please see his biography.

US VegWeek

US Veg Week 2014

Kicking off on Meatless Monday and the day before Earth Day, Compassion Over Killing’s US VegWeek 2014 (April 21-27) is a weeklong celebration exploring the benefits of vegetarian eating. This year’s celebration will be bigger and better than ever!

Join the fun! Thousands of Americans nationwide are taking the 7-Day VegPledge. Sign up now to get your FREE Vegetarian Starter Pack. You can also get free recipes, dining tips, discounts, and other info via email to keep you smiling and help make your week a shining success!

We’ll be hosting our Vegan Food Showcase on Friday, April 25, from 1 to 4 pm in front of Coffman Memorial Union at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, as a part of US VegWeek.

Are you wondering about Compassionate Action for Animals’ Veg Week, our week-long celebration of events? We will not be hosting Veg Week this year because of the timing of Twin Cities Veg Fest 2014, but we expect to host our next Veg Week in the spring of 2015.

Recipes from the banquet

Knishes and bean and sauerkraut dip

Here are some of the recipes from last Thursday’s 10th Annual Banquet. If you enjoyed the food, you can make it again! If you missed the banquet, you can make the dishes yourself!

Hors D’ouevres

Main Dish

Soup

Sides

Donate through Amazon Smile

We appreciate your support for farm animals in many ways! You can donate your funds, your time, spread the word about compassionate eating, or invite your friends to our events. And we now have a new way for you to contribute: Amazon Smile.

If you shop at Amazon.com, you can sign up to donate to Compassionate Action for Animals simply by going to http://smile.amazon.com and choosing Compassionate Action for Animals as the charity you would like to contribute to. We will receive $0.05 for every dollar you spend. Thanks!

Compassionate Times: Spring, 2014

Grace Van Susteren

Welcome to Compassionate Times, Spring 2014! We have an interview with Compassionate Action for Animals Outreach Coordinator, Grace Van Susteren.

Please consider purchasing tickets to our 10th Annual Banquet on April 3!

CAA strives to educate as many people as we can by exposing factory farming and encouraging individuals to change their diets, which in turns reduces animal suffering and death. As we embark on a new year, we wanted to take some time to reflect on some of our outreach efforts from 2013. Whom better to do that with than CAA’s Outreach Coordinator, Grace Van Susteren? We asked her a few questions about her favorite outreach initiatives from last year, and what’s in store for 2014. Continue reading

Join us at the Animal Rights 2014 conference

Animal Rights 2014 logo

The Animal Rights National Conference is an excellent opportunity to meet fellow animal advocates, learn skills to become a more effective activist, and have a great time! Compassionate Action for Animals will have a table at the conference, and we’d like your help.

The conference will include:

  • 100 sessions on animal abuse, organizing, tactics, and issues
  • 80+ speakers from 60 organizations
  • Eyewitness reports on key campaigns
  • 90 free exhibits
  • Video premieres
  • Newcomer Orientation
  • Nightly networking receptions
  • Awards Banquet on Saturday evening

The conference will be held July 10-13 in Los Angeles. We will be able to provide hotel accommodations to a limited number of volunteers. Please let me know if you’re interested.

Vegan Chili Cook-Off on Saturday!

You probably already know it. Most northern folk do. It gets cold in February. Really cold. But you can change that: at least for one night. Join us on a chilly February evening with 125+ hungry Minnesotans in sampling homemade, local vegan chili recipes. You are sure to leave warmer. And did we mention that it’s FREE?

Join CAA and your Minnesota neighbors at our 5th Annual Vegan Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, February 22 at 7 pm.

Come for free, bring a friend, sample tasty, homemade vegan chili and enjoy the warmth of good food and community. Omnivore, vegetarian, vegan: all are welcome!

This year’s event will be held at the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis (900 Mount Curve Avenue, Minneapolis, MN), just southwest of downtown. Check out this map for directions. If you’re a student at the U, we have space in a van leaving from behind Coffman at 6 pm. Contact Elise if you want a ride.

Contact Erica Sherwood with questions at at erica@exploreveg.org or 651-357-0826.

 

Come to our Annual Banquet on April 3

Attendees at the 2013 Annual Banquet

Our Annual Banquet is an opportunity to get together with animal advocates and celebrate our accomplishments over the last year. The banquet includes a silent auction, sumptuous vegan food, and a brief presentation recapping the previous year. It’s our biggest and most important fundraiser, and I hope to see you there! You can register online right now. Tickets are $40 for individuals, $70 for couples, and $90 for families.

I hope to see you on February 22 at our Vegan Chili Cook-Off. Please invite your friends on Facebook.

We’re hiring a full-time communications and events coordinator! Please apply and spread the word.

Come to Our Tenth Annual Banquet on April 3

Enjoying our Annual Banquet

Our Annual Banquet is an opportunity to get together with animal advocates and celebrate our accomplishments over the last year. The banquet includes a silent auction, sumptuous vegan food, and a brief presentation recapping the previous year. It’s our biggest and most important fundraiser, and I hope to see you there! You can register online right now. Tickets are $40 for individuals, $70 for couples, and $90 for families.

We have a new website!

New Website Front Page

Not only does this email look different, but so does our website! We released it last Friday. Did we make any mistakes? Let me know.

There are nine spots left! Show the Twin Cities that your vegan chili is the best on Saturday, February 22 at our 5th Annual Vegan Chili Cook-Off. It’s at the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis, 900 Mount Curve Avenue, Minneapolis, MN.

We have three events next week! A dine-out at Galactic Pizza on Tuesday, February 11, our Valentine’s Vegan Bake Sale on Thursday, February 12, and our Veg Love Valentine’s Potluck on Saturday, February 15. Will I see you there?

I’m also excited to tell you about Mistress Ginger Cooks. Our long-time volunteer has written a vegan cookbook! Mistress Ginger will be singing love songs and promoting her book on February 13 and 14. I’ll be there on the 13th if you’d like to join me.

For the animals,

Unny Nambudiripad

 

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