- Veganism is not a perfect movement. There is still oppression within it based on privilege
- Activism is not just one thing. You can define what an activist is for yourself. Find out what works for you. Find your voice and be true to it
- Don't forget the power of your own words. Don't be afraid to use your own voice.
- If you don’t say what you think, you’re not helping anyone.
- When life is too easy, how effective can your activism be?
- When your activism steps on someone else’s activism, how much good are you doing?
- Make a conscious decision to find like minded people. Stay involved with the activism community, not just the vegan community.
- Get to the mainstream rather than preach to the converted.
- We're not born vegan. We came to it. Remember that when you're working with non-vegans. Instead of judging people, we need to understand people.
- Work on looking and the intersection of veganism with other forms of oppression such as racism, sexism & forms of privilege
- Win people over with food.
- Bake sales are a great way to promote veganism and make money for animal rights
- Bake for others once a week. Host a vegan holiday dinner. Bake for your office, add the recipe, and a why vegan brochure.
- Do restaurant outreach
- Write letters to editors
- Simple ways to engage conversation and be an activist: wear animal rights shirts, carry an AR tote are
- Avoid activist burnout: Give yourself 5 minutes. Sit outside. Connect with nature: Realize the world’s still going, people are still laughing, animals are still playing.
- Talk about Animal Rights on your blogs without alienating readers by being genuine and knowing your audience. A blog is a conversation. It is not set in stone; it's dynamic
Thanks to @vegangrrl, @OpinionessWorld and @JLgoesVegan for sharing these tips vis Twitter!
If you were at VVC and have more to add to this, please comment below and I'll update the post!