2nd Round - 2013 Grant Winners
Congrats to these project winners! (details below)
Here's Round 2 - Grant Winning Projects...
Animal Naturalis International - Peru
Anima Naturalis - In addition to their on-going food sampling, cooking classes and literature distribution, Animal Naturalis held special PB&J Campaign events for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.
They report: "The kids had a great time. We talked about vegan options, everyone got a brochure, we raffled the two t-shirts you sent, and then everyone had at least two PB&J sandwiches."
Animals: A Parallel History - Documentary
Animals: A Parallel History - As animals do not have the power of speech and their fate is not taught in schools, this movie shows how animals and people actually have a shared history.
And while, animals have decreased in importance over the last 200 years (in some instances becoming mere machines for food, entertainment, and experiments) there remains a strong connection between the human rights and animal rights movements.
Animal Rights National Conference
The Animal Rights National Conference
, organized by FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement), is the world's largest and longest-running animal rights conference. See this year's full report & photos
This year, 44 states and 15 countries were represented. An unprecedented 100+ presenters (including AWFW's Dawn Moncrief), informed, inspired, and mobilized a record-breaking 1,100+ attendees.
Pictured here is Dawn with Seth Tibbott, Founder of Turtle Island, makers of Tofurky. As a continued sponsor, A Well-Fed World shares their devotion to creating a world where animals live free from exploitation.
Compassion Foundation of Ireland
The Compassion Foundation of Ireland has a new project for the Advancement of Creative Maladjustment to Animal Rights Violations. It focuses on the entanglement of oppression and rights violations that is implicated in our exploitation of non-human animals, and impacts on humans via world hunger, environmental destruction, and violence.
They explain that so many of us have become adjusted to the exploitation of non-human animals that we are blind to the greatest social justice issue of our time. To be vegan is to be creatively maladjusted to the immense suffering humans inflict on animals. To be vegan is to be creatively maladjusted to a violent world.
Delicious TV's Vegan Mashup - Cooking Show
Delicious TV’s Vegan Mashup is a ground-breaking TV series that changes the cooking show landscape. Their first season aired on more than 212 public televisions in the first six months, with 3,155 airings, in 43 states.
Vegan Mashup teaches viewers how to prepare healthy and inexpensive meals by watching four chefs cook four different recipes in their homes. Visit them online for DVDs, cookbooks, recipes, and apps.
Fish Feel - New Organization
Fish Feel is a new organization and the only one devoted exclusively to promoting the recognition of fish as sentient beings deserving of respect and protection. Despite fish constituting the largest category of animals used for food (feed and entertainment), their well-being receives relatively very little attention.
Fish Feel educates the public as to why fish deserve of our appreciation, the immense problems caused by their exploitation, and how we can help protect them.
Kale-a-Rama Festival - Maryland
Kale-a-Rama - April 20th marked the inaugural Kale-a-Rama Festival celebrating health, vegan living, and kale! The festival was wildly successful, drawing in more than 1,000 visitors.
As Susan Harris of Garden Rant asks, "Who’d have thought a vegetable could be so much fun?" Not her, but she had a blast and was inspired to write this article - "Kale-a-Rama Makes Me Wonder: Is Veganism the Next Big Thing?" They say, "KALE YES!"
Karuna for Animals - New York
Karuna for Animals: Compassion In Action is an all-volunteer, yoga-based, 501(c)3 non-profit organization, whose members promote compassion (karuna), peace (shanti), and loving-kindness (maitri) for animals of all species. It is their mission to raise awareness and funds for the rights of all animals.
Through a dedicated practice of the science of yoga, community outreach, humane education, vegan cooking and nutrition education, and monthly fundraisers, they cultivate the change they hope to see in the world.
A Well-Fed World is thrilled to be a first-time sponsor of their Animal Rights & VegFest in Long Island.
Loudoun Veg - Food Pantry
- Thousands of
families in Loudoun County, VA
rely on help
community. Loudoun Veg also
National Museum for Animals and Society - Un-Cooped
The National Museum of Animals and Society is the first museum dedicated to enriching the lives of animals and people through exploration of our shared experience.
AWFW is sponsor of their new exhibit, Un-Cooped: Deconstructing the Domesticated Chicken.
Although chickens have been around for centuries, not much is known about their history, behavior, domestication, and treatment by humans. NMAS tells the unseen story of chickens through online and in-person exhibits with striking imagery, audio, and video.
Oakland Veg Week - VegPledge
Oakland Veg Week is a city-wide extravaganza that launched last year as an annual spring event.
Each night of the week holds something special: cooking demonstrations, a talk on vegan nutrition, a film screening, a social event with veggie burgers and a rock band, a talk on animal rights, and a grand finale celebration. More than 650 people, including local officials, have taken their pledge to eat more veg.
Reel and Meal - Monthly Film Series
Reel and Meal is a monthly film series exploring vital environmental, animal rights, and social justice issues. The films are held at the New Deal Cafe in Greenbelt, MD. Admission is always free. The program is run by volunteers and relies solely on donations.
Every meal is vegan with Q&A and take-home literature. We became a fan of this educational dynamic duo, film-and-food outreach while presenting at their screening of Vegucated.
Toronto Veggie Pride Parade - Canada
Toronto Veggie Pride Parade - Hundreds of people descended on Yonge Street for this family-friendly parade featuring musicians, dancers, fun-seekers, and even roller derby teams. An after-party closed out the day with delicious vegan food, raffle prizes, and more entertainers.
The parade is all-inclusive and demonstrates the desirability of being vegan by setting a positive and proud example.
Vegan Society of P.E.A.C.E - Houston
The Vegan Society of P.E.A.C.E
. organizes VegFest Houston dedicated to promoting an ethical, compassionate, and sustainable world.
Located in the U.S.'s forth largest city, VegFest Houston includes: vegan restaurants, exciting guest speakers, music from local veg musicians, a Kid's Zone, crafts, food demos, vendors, free samples, films, community booths, and prize giveaways.
Vegetarian Society of Tulsa - Running & Health Expos
Vegetarian Society of Tulsa promotes the benefits of a plant-based diet at running expos, health fairs, and farmers' markets throughout the year.
Their educational booths include vegan energy bars, books (such as: Forks Over Knives, The China Study, and Eat and Run), handouts with helpful websites, cookbooks, and information on the health benefits of a veg lifestyle.
VegMichigan - TasteFest & Expo
The event featured talks by some of the nation’s foremost experts on plant-based nutrition (Dr. Neal Barnard of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine pictured here), cooking demos, children’s activities, and a food court. Also included was national brand samples, eco-friendly products, cruelty-free fashion, door prizes, literature, cookbooks, and more. All vegan, of course!
VegMichigan is the state's largest vegetarian organization and organizer of VegFest: Vegan TasteFest & Expo.
VegWorcester - Massachusetts
VegWorcester organizes their city's annual VegFest bringing together locals to celebrate an animal-friendly, environmentally sustainable, and healthy lifestyle.
Their VegFest features socially responsible businesses, inspiring speakers, performers, and free samples of vegan food and products. Last year they had 5,000+ attendees and a hugely positive response.
WorldFest - Earth Day Festival
The WorldFest 2013 Earth Day Festival was held at the beautiful Woodley Park in Lake Balboa, CA. Attendees enjoyed a sunny day filled with entertainment and education.
The combination of great music, empowering speakers, a wide variety of social justice non-profits, kids' activities, and a delicious food court, made Earth Day fun and inspiring.
Thank YOU to our members for making possible AWFW's support
of these incredible, change-making events and projects!