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Direct Action Everywhere / AWC Workshop: Change the World in One Generation

Saturday, Feb 8, 2 pm
GCASL Room 269

Join us as we invite Wayne Hsiung to NYU. Wayne will guide us through his workshop, "Change the World in One Generation". Learn about DxE's bold plan to change the world for animals in one generation in this interactive workshop by DxE's core leadership team. Learn about the history of social movements, the ground-breaking new research that shows the power of ordinary people, and get tips on how to become a master communicator on animal rights and other issues.

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Effective Careers in Animal Advocacy

Friday, Nov 8, 5 pm
Kimmel 904

Come join us as we hear from Cash Callaghan of Animal Charity Evaluators on careers in animal advocacy. He will discuss high-impact careers to help animals and strategies that students can use in order to assess career options.

There will also be free food!

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Animal Rights Law Panel

Monday, Apr 22, 6:30 pm
Vanderbilt Hall, NYU Law School Room 206

We will be hosting a legal panel along with the Animal Legal Defense fund and NYU law discussing all things animal law related! If you are considering a legal career to help animals, or even just have a general interest in the topic, don't miss this event- RSVP here! We will be joined by NYU law professors and more. Keep your eyes out for future updates to introduce the panelists! 

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"Unlocking the Cage" Documentary Screening

Tuesday, Apr 9, 5:30 pm
Kimmel 405

Join us in watching the documentary "Unlocking the Cage" which focuses on animal rights lawyer Steven Wise's fight for limited personhood rights for cognitively complex animals such as dolphins, elephants, and chimpanzees. RSVP here.  Snacks from the Hummus and Pita Company will be served! 

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Religion and Animals Panel

Monday, Dec 11, 7:30 pm
238 Thompson St, Room c95

Throughout the centuries, we have looked to religion to educate, guide and inspire us to live good and moral lives. Join our esteemed panel to examine the interconnectedness of these religions regarding the responsibility we humans owe and the impact we have on the animals with whom we share the planet. We'll also explore how faith and belief relate to evolutionary consciousness and our vision of the future. 


Charles C. Camosy is an award winning author...

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How a Greener Diet Can Transform You + the Planet

Friday, Oct 27, 4 pm
Kimmel 909

Noted environmental and animal advocate Dr. Joanne Kong will address the critical impacts that animal agriculture and meat consumption have on the environment. Choosing a greener diet is an opportunity to become more aware of our choices and our connections to the world around us, and to rekindle the center of kindness and compassion that resides within each and every one of us. This event will take place in KIMMEL ROOM 909. Vegan appetizers will be served. Non-NYU affiliates are...

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Cellular Agriculture- Chat with New Harvest

Monday, Sep 25, 7:30 pm
Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life- 238 Thompson St, New York, New York 10012

Interested in learning more about cellular agriculture, AKA lab grown meat? Join us in GCASL room 361 as we hear from Erin and Kate of New Harvest, a non-profit organization that seeks to address global food inefficiencies through technological innovation. This will be an informal presentation, so come prepared with questions, comments, and ideas! As always, there will be food. See you there!

*NON-NYU AFFILIATES ARE PERMITTED TO ATTEND. Please fill out the attached Google Form at...

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Investigations, Virtuality Reality and Innovative Campaigns: Combatting Animal Cruelty Around The World

Thursday, May 4, 6:30 pm
Global Center SC95

Animal Equality has become one of the leading and most active animal rights organizations in the world. Animal Equality is working in eight countries in Europe, Asia, and North and South America and has been named one of the most effective charities over the past several years. Animal Equality’s work has appeared in numerous media outlets including CNN, BBC, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, and El País. Sharon is also the co-director of LiberAnima, a publisher focused on...

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Fish, Ethics and Sustainability

Wednesday, Apr 26, 7 pm
Global Center 279

Join us as we discuss the ethical and environmental implications of the exploitation of marine animals in food and entertainment, with panelists Jennifer Jacquet and Becca Franks from the Department of Environmental Studies at NYU.

Free food from Beyond Sushi will be served!

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Rescue or Terrorism? How Big Ag is Criminalizing Animal Care

Friday, Feb 17, 7 pm
Kimmel 903

Could you soon be charged as a “terrorist” for taking a sick animal to the vet? From the dog meat slaughterhouses of Yulin to the White House’s turkey farm, the grassroots animal rights network Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) executed 6 “open rescues” in 2016, and reached millions in media outlets such as Nightline ( and The New York Times ( But could forces in Big Ag, and their allies in the government, stamp out open rescue by claiming these...

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Careers to Change the World: Earning to Give.

Sunday, Feb 12, 2 pm
Kimmel 907

How do professionals from software engineering, finance, marketing and other high-earning fields save animal and human lives? Why did they chose these career paths instead of non-profit work? Come and learn how you can help change the world and why a for-profit career might be even better than a non-profit career.


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The Sexual Politics of Meat

Tuesday, Feb 21, 6 pm
KC 802

Carol J. Adams, author of "The Sexual Politics of Meat", will present an evolving 1 hour dynamic and challenging presentation that draws upon images of women and animals in contemporary popular culture to discuss oppressive attitudes. It develops and expands ideas found in The Sexual Politics of Meat and The Pornography of Meat. It introduces the concept of the absent referent through autobiography and then systematically applies an analysis of how it functions to explain the animalizing...

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Phonebanking Party

Thursday, Nov 3, 7:30 pm
Kimmel 405
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We provide students the chance to effect some real change on Thu 7:30pm in Kimmel 405. We're going to urge Massachusetts voters to vote against extreme confinement of animals via telephone. We will give closer instructions at the event - please bring headphones!

We'll provide cruelty-free pizza for dinner. 

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Israel's Food Revolution, with Ori Shavit

Thursday, Nov 17, 7 pm
Bronfman Center, 1st Floor

This event will be a talk by Ori Shavit, a food journalist, TedX speaker, restaurateur, and one of the most prominent food critics in Israel. She will present a positive story about how Israel has become a globally recognized leader in promoting healthier and more compassionate diets in accordance with Judaism’s highest ideals.


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Racial Justice in the Animal Rights Movement

Thursday, Oct 13, 7 pm

Speakers Garrett Broad and Tyisha Shaia will speak why we need racial justice in the animal rights / vegan community and what YOU can do to help. 

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A Talk With Rachel Atcheson from the Humane League

Thursday, Sep 22, 7 pm
GC 269

Rachel Atcheson from The Humane League, a U.S. animal advocacy organization, will be speaking with students about The Humane League's approach to effective activism for animals. The Humane League uses grassroots organizing, sophisticated advertising initiatives and corporate campaigning to create change. Join us for a CRASH COURSE in EFFECTIVE ACTIVISM at GCASL 338 on 3/2 at 7:30pm!  What can you do now? Head to


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Vegan Thanksgiving

Friday, Nov 18, 7 pm
GC 269

An entirely vegan thanksgiving with the AWC family! Let's do this potluck style, bring whatever you like, and we will obviously be providing food as well. 

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Watch an Earthlings Screening, Get $5!

Wednesday, Apr 13, 6:30 pm
Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012, United States, Room 912

Watch a screening of Earthlings, and we will give you $5. Not only will you walk away with knowledge about the inhumane treatment of animals, but also cash! 

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Intersectionality Panel: Social Justice and Animal Rights

Tuesday, Apr 5, 7 pm
kimmel center, room 802

What do gender equality, LGBTQ+ rights, racial justice, food justice and more have to do with animal rights? How can we expand our activism beyond what we're used to? Come to Animal Welfare Collective's Panel to hear about and discuss intersectional activism. Dinner will start at 7:00pm and the panel starts at 7:20pm.  Our three panelists, Christopher Sebastian McJetters, Michelle Carrera and Raffaella Ciavatta are activists and fierce promoters of social justice and animal rights....

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Vegan Potluck with Columbia U, Pratt & BC!

Sunday, Feb 21, 1 pm
Kimmel 804

We will be mingling with many vegan friends from other university clubs in New York! Please fill out this form to attend because we've had over 550 people interested on Facebook but clearly the room won't fit everyone!

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Community Food Festival

Wednesday, May 1, 7:30 pm
Kimmel 802

Oxfam NYU is organizing a global food fest Tuesday April 23 at 7:30 in Shorin 802 for Earth Week. This event is a great way to foster unlikely relationships between clubs on campus, interact with a large audience, and promote your club or an issue of your choosing. A love for food is something all peoples share, help share this experience with the rest of the NYU community and meet some new friends. Participation will entail: Providing a dish of your choice to...

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Veg/Animal-Rights Teach In

Thursday, Mar 28, 6:30 pm
Global Center for Academic & Spiritual Life Room 375

Come learn about vegetarianism, veganism, the difference or transition between the two, and animal rights. Among a few others, Katie Cantrell from the Factory Farming Awareness Coalition will present, and Jeff Sebo, Animal Studies Professor at NYU, will lead a closing discussion on ethics & food choices. Of course, we will have lots of delicious, free food from Blossom Du Jour and Babycakes. Please pass along the message and encourage people to come out...

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From a Culture of Violence to A Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit

Friday, Feb 15, 7 pm
Kimmel 405

[The event has successfully been postponed to THIS FRIDAY] [BLOSSOM BAKERY COOKIES FOR ALL]

The NYU Value Creation Society-Buddhism in Action Campus  will be hosting an art exhibit on changing from a culture of violence to a culture of peace, addressing topics like peace and security.

Cruelty-Free NYU is co-hosting and catering the closing dialogue of this art exhibit with the NYU Value Creation-Society. The dialogue will take...

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1st Spring Semester Meeting

Tuesday, Feb 19, 6 pm
Kimmel 912

This will be a general meeting to discuss this semester's events, officer positions for next year, and the budget for next year. We can choose what events we want to do this semester, such as a veg teach-in, discussion about the transition between meat-eating to vegetarian to vegan (or anything in between), and talk about bringing some guest lecturers (can anyone say Brendan Brazier??) 

And... OF COURSE... we will be having the meeting catered....

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