Here are some upcoming events over the next several months we are working on. Of course, in addition to the events below we are always working on other ideas and initiatives at the same time.
August – 501(c)(3) application
At long last, we have submitted our application to become a 501(c)(3) charitable tax-exempt organization! We expect to hear back within 90 days and be able to officially make all your donations to IARA tax deductible!
Saturday, Sept 2 – Vegan Milk and Cheese sampling event (FREE)
Trying vegan milks and cheeses can be intimidating if you don’t know what to look for, and the trial and error process of buying some different things to find what you like can get expensive. Come out to this event and try dozens of different kinds of plant based milk and cheese for free. We are sure you’ll find some you love!
RSVP on Meetup: www.meetup.com/indyveggie/events/239722330
RSVP on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/163290724246968/
Saturday, Sept 16 – Booth at Fountain Square Art Festival with Indy VegFest
We are teaming up with Indy VegFest (www.IndyVegFest.com) to host a booth at the Fountain Square Art Festival.
Saturday, Sept 16 – Movie Screening – “Peaceable Kingdom”
From our booth at the Fountain Square Art Festival we will be passing out tickets to attend a screening of the movie Peaceable Kingdom that evening down the street at Fletcher Place Art and Books. Peaceable Kingdom follows several farmers who have made the transition from farming animals to being vegan and committing to protect animals.
Saturday, Sept 16 – Support IndyClaw Rescue in their first fundraiser serving only vegan food!
We received the awesome news that IndyClaw Rescue was doing a fundraiser and for the first time trying to serve 100% vegan food! So we want to help promote it and make it a success! Please consider coming to their Open Barn and Bake Sale event. Follow the event on Facebook at www.facebook.com/events/143642312894297/
September (date TBD) – Leafleting at IUPUI
We will be leafleting (handing out pro Vegan leaflets at IUPUI.
October (date TBD) – Movie Screening – “The Last Pig”
We will be screening “The Last Pig” in a theater. Tickets will be available to purchase sometime in early September. Please be on the lookout for this event as we will need to sell a lot of tickets to make it happen.
October (date TBD) – Paid-per-view at IUPUI
We pay people $1 to watch a 4-minute video clip about where their food comes from. We will be on campus at the Campus Center showing a shortened version of the video seen here: www.meatvideo.com
October (date TBD) – Kids Vegan Halloween Party
We are working on setting a date for our annual Kids Vegan Halloween Party. Sign up to our page at www.Meetup.com/IndyVeggie to get the notification to RSVP when it comes out, as well as to follow all of the other many Meetups that happen throughout the year.
November (date TBD) – Veg-Giving, our annual Vegan Thanksgiving pitch-in
Always one of the biggest events of the year, we will once again be hosting a Vegan Thanksgiving pitch-in this November. Sign up to our page at www.Meetup.com/IndyVeggie to get the notification to RSVP when it comes out, as well as to follow all of the other many Meetups that happen throughout the year.
Date TBD – Pet shop and fur protests
A lot of people have been asking when the next pet shop protests would be. There will be something before the end of the year but we don’t have a date set yet. Stay tuned!
As you can see, we have a very busy schedule the next few months! Donations are always appreciated and help with the important work of speaking out for animals and building a strong vegan community in Indiana! For anyone who signs up for a recurring monthly donation of at least $5, we will send you one of our IARA logo shirts (pictured) with the quote on the back “The desire to live is the same within all of us.” Thanks for your continued support! Donate here: www.INanimalrights.com/Donate