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Pittsburgh Vegan

Society

Who We Are

A Pittsburgh, Pa Vegan Organization

Our Purpose

The Pittsburgh Vegan Society, PVS (formerly named the Pittsburgh Vegan Association), seeks to raise awareness of veganism through creative education, nonviolent advocacy, and social connection in the Greater Pittsburgh Area.

 

The philosophical framework of the organization is grounded in both animal rights and environmental sustainability. PVS also serves to provide community and a place to foster connection for like-minded individuals.

 

The Pittsburgh Vegan Society meets on a regular basis to learn about and discuss the importance of veganism and take part in friendly, educational activism throughout the region. This organization asserts that any serious animal rights activism utilizes veganism as an ethical baseline and it is through that lens that PVS takes its educational and activist approach. Those who are not vegan, however, are welcomed, respected, and valued in all of the organization's meetings.

 

PVS also supports all effective community efforts to establish social justice, reassert human rights, and to engage in charitable giving in the Greater Pittsburgh Area.   

 

The Pittsburgh Vegan Society maintains that animals, the environment, and the local community are all of moral significance. As such, all are welcome to attend and participate in the organizations efforts to share how veganism can help the local and broader world.

 

JOIN THE MOVEMENT

Everywhere we go, stores and shops hand us single-use plastic items for everything from bags to spoons. It’s completely normal to use these items for 20 minutes or less before we throw them away. Then these items end up in our landfills and waterways, where they endanger animals and contaminate our environment with microplastics as they degrade over hundreds of years. 

It’s time to opt out of unnecessary single-use plastics. Take the No Plastic Please pledge and change your own plastic legacy.

 

Activities

Making A Difference

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Collaboration

Reinforcing our Commitment

With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need and foster collaboration among vegan-oriented organizations in the Pittsburgh region. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities to become or stay vegan and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential.

Learning & Social

One Step at a Time

With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for continuous learning and for regular social events to educate, engage, and bring together our community.

Volunteering

Helping The Community

At Pittsburgh Vegan Society, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts to make volunteering for vegan related causes easier. Our work is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.

 

Meeting/Event Topics

2018

November 7: Vegan Share & Tell

Happy World Vegan Day! One way in striving for a kinder and gentler world is to vegan, and what better day to start than today? While going vegan is surprisingly easy, we are here to help anyone who wishes to transition to leaving animals off their plate.

This Wednesday (Nov. 7th) we will be having a "vegan share and tell." That is, we want you to share something related to veganism that is particularly important or special to you. It could be a particular website, a film, a book, a song, a dish, poem, speech, figure, organization, etc. Come prepared to persuade and enlighten us all!

We'll also announce the book for a book discussion we plan to host in January!

 

Nov. 28:  Vegan Video Short Night & Discussion

We will be watching a few vegan video shorts, as well as a snippet of a documentary or two. A discussion will follow.

Content warning: while we won't be showing an entirely graphic long film this evening, some of these short films will contain *some* graphic footage.

 

Dec. 19th New Year's Resolutions Get Together

 

Meeting/Event Topics

2019

Jan. 9 Veganuary!

Hello. This PVA meeting will focus on the concept and practice of Veganary (https://veganuary.com) as well as goals for PVA throughout 2019. Feedback is welcome and vegan refreshments will be provided. Have a nice next few weeks, entry into January 2019, and hope you can attend. If you cannot attend but wish to call in, please email pghveganinfo@gmail.com

 

Jan. 23 Vegan Book Club Discussion - Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows

Just a reminder, on January 23rd we will be having a book discussion on Melanie Joy's book "Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows." You can purchase it for $10-$15, or your local library (or friend) may have it.

Feb 6th – Black Vegetarian Society of Maryland 

Feb 20th – “I’ve decided to go vegan, now what?” Resources for “how” to be vegan

Mar 6th – A lecture video from an animal rights speaker Gary Yourofsky "Best Speech You'll Ever Hear "

Mar 20th – Equinox potluck

Apr 3rd  – Vegan Spirituality panel 

April 17th – Plant based nutrition presentation

April 28th - Spring Sustainability Event

May 8th – Activist stories, tips, resources, etc.

May 22nd – Book Discussion on “Eat Like You Care” by Gary Francione and Anna Charlton

June 12th - Vegan Spirituality Potluck- Southwest PA, with PVA & Body in Balance

June 26th - Vegans at Kennywood! :D

July 10th - Vegan Potluck at Bud Hammer Park!

July 24th - Animal Sanctuary Speakers

August 7th - Vegan BBQ field trip 

August 10th - Tabling at Pittsburgh Vegfest!

August 21st - Fish Feel speaker 

September 4th - Best Decision Ever Documentary

September 18th - Vegan Dining at Thai Cuisine

September 28th - Next Level Outreach Workshop w/ Joshua Entis: Pittsburgh

October 9th - Call to Rescue Film

October 20th - Path to Hope: Fundraiser for Hope Haven

October 23 - Vegan Dining Coriander Indian Grill

November 6 - Environmental Aspects of Veganism

November 20 - Field Trip with the Pittsburgh Vegan Dining Meetup Condado Tacos

December 6 - PVS Wintertime Potluck

December 18 - Field Trip with the Pittsburgh Vegan Dining Meetup Doublewide Grill

“One is not always happy when one is good; but one is always good when one is happy”

Oscar Wilde

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MeatoutDay

Based on a collaborative community effort initiated by the Pittsburgh Vegan Society, formerly called the Pittsburgh Vegan Association, On VegWeek in March 2019 the City of Pittsburgh Office of the Mayor signed a proclamation to make March 20th Meatout Day! To learn more read our Letter to the Editor published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette!