NARN Weekly E-Newsletter - June 20th, 2016
1) Calendar at a Glance
2) Upcoming Events
3) Action Alerts & News of Note
|Fri Jun 24
||Community Event - A March for Endangered Orcas - Olympia, WA, USA
|Sun Jun 26
||Vegan Outreach at Pride Fest! - meet in parking lot of Bamboo Garden (364 Roy Street )
|Tue Jun 28
||How to go Vegan! Workshop - Seattle Public Library, Fremont Branch 731 N 35th St, Seattle
|Tue Jul 5
||NARN Board Meeting - Seattle
|Thu Jul 7
|| Food Empowerment Project Cocktail Soirée - The Century Ballroom, 9th Floor 101 Taylor Ave N, 9th Floor Seattle, WA 98109
|Sat Jul 9
||Being Vegan Meet-up: Book Discussion and Dinner at Cafe Louvre in Edmonds - Cafe Louvre, 210 5th Ave S, Edmonds, WA 98020, United States
|Tue Jul 12
||NARN Letter Writing Party - Wayward Cafe
|Wed Jul 13
||Community Event - The Pig in Thin Air book reading - Phinney Books, 7405 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, USA
|Thu Jul 21
||University of Washington's IACUC Meeting - South Campus Center; Room # 350 (in between San Juan Road & Columbia Road; behind the Magnuson Health Sciences Center (1925 N.E. Pacific St) )
|Thu Jul 21
||NARN Social - TBA
|Sun Jul 24
||NARN Annual Member Meeting & Board Elections - Jerry's House
|Sun Aug 14
||NARN Summer Picnic & Potluck - Maple Leaf Resevoir Park, 1020 NE 82nd St, Seattle, WA 98115, USA
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Community Event - A March for Endangered Orcas
When: Friday, June 24th @ 11:00am - 3:00pm
Where: Olympia, WA, USA (map)
Join local activists and keep this date open for a very important event happening in Olympia, WA. They will be marching from Percival Landing Park to Governor Inslee's office where they will present him and/or his staff with our petitions, letters, and messages supporting the breaching of the 4 Lower Snake River Dams so that we can save our salmon and our beloved Southern Resident Orcas. Please hold this date so that you can attend.
More details will be posted soon.
Check the Facebook page for details:
They will also be working on some carpooling options to help get everyone there. Please share this with all your Washington, Vancouver, and Oregon friends as well. They need to get as many people as possible at this event so that they can a loud message to the Governor that we want him to take action.
In the meantime, please sign and share this petition: www.tinyurl.com/srkwcsi
And keep calling the White House requesting that the dams be breached!
Vegan Outreach at Pride Fest!
When: Sunday, June 26th @ 11:30am - 3:00pm
Where: meet in parking lot of Bamboo Garden (364 Roy Street ) (map)
NARN is teaming up with the Humane League so we can offer up vegan info to the crowds that come to the gloriously upbeat, happy event that is Seattle Pridefest.
Pridefest is an event to celebrate and support the LGBTQ community. To find out more, see
We will meet in the parking lot of Bamboo Garden at 11:30am and head over to the Seattle Center to hand out Vegan Starter Kits, Why Vegans & Vegan Restaurant Guides.
If you cannot make it at 11:30, but still want to help, look for us at the end of the parade route at the intersection of 2nd Ave N & Thomas St (near skatepark & the Children's Theater)
Bring your best attitude to Pride, we are there to offer info, not to impose.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help or have any questions.
How to go Vegan! Workshop
When: Tuesday, June 28th @ 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Where: Seattle Public Library, Fremont Branch 731 N 35th St, Seattle (map)
You know you want to go vegan, but you have all these questions. Wouldn't it be nice if you could just ask them all in one sitting and have knowledgeable and caring vegans give straight-forward answers?
Well you're in luck!
Join Matt and Rachel at the Fremont Branch of Seattle Public Library, June 28th, 6:00-7:45pm in the meeting room, located on the lower level (take the stairs down from inside or go around outside for handicap access).
Address: 731 N. 35th St. Seattle, WA 98103
Library Phone: 206-684-4084
ATTENTION!!! Parking at this library can be a challenge so please plan ahead. Take the light rail, bus, car pool, give yourself extra time.
NARN Board Meeting
When: Tuesday, July 5th @ 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Where: Seattle (map)
NARN's board of directors meets monthly to discuss our campaigns and administrative issues. Guests are welcome to attend if we have enough time on our agenda.
If you wish to have an agenda item added to the NARN Board Meeting, please email email@example.com at least a day in advance. You can also send us a message on Facebook anytime or even the day of the meeting and we'll get back to you. All NARN Board Meetings are held in Seattle.
Food Empowerment Project Cocktail Soirée
When: Thursday, July 7th @ 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Where: The Century Ballroom, 9th Floor 101 Taylor Ave N, 9th Floor Seattle, WA 98109 (map)
Please join Food Empowerment Project volunteers, friends, and supporters for their very first Seattle cocktail party and fundraiser Thursday, July 7 at 7:00 pm.
During this intimate evening you’ll hear from Washington Chapter volunteer coordinator Anika Lehde, chapter volunteer and food justice advocate Ariel Bangs, and special guest, Feminist Geographer and Critical Animal Studies Scholar, Dr. Kathryn Gillespie, on why Food Empowerment Project’s work is so critical.
Guests will be treated to the singing and musical talent of local recording artist Coreena. This exclusive evening will be rounded out with vegan appetizers prepared by Fire & Earth Kitchen and handmade signature cocktails. Only 50 spots for this evening are available.
RSVP & get your tickets here:
Food Empowerment Project is a vegan food justice organization that seeks to create a more just and sustainable world by recognizing the power of one’s food choices. We encourage food choices that reflect a more compassionate society by spotlighting the abuse of animals on farms, the depletion of natural resources, unfair working conditions for produce workers, and the unavailability of healthy foods in low-income areas.
To learn more about FEP, see
Being Vegan Meet-up: Book Discussion and Dinner at Cafe Louvre in Edmonds
When: Saturday, July 9th @ 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Where: Cafe Louvre, 210 5th Ave S, Edmonds, WA 98020, United States (map)
Join the Being Vegan Meetup book club for another wonderful evening of stimulating book discussion, followed by an authentic Middle-Eastern/Mediterranean Vegan Dinner, especially prepared for us by owner/chef Haifa Alhussieni. Cost will be $20 plus tax.
The book selection is "The Emotional Lives of Animals: A Leading Scientist Explores Animal Joy, Sorrow, and Empathy — and Why They Matter" by Marc Bekoff.
From Publishers Weekly:
Any dog owner knows that her own pet has feelings, but what evidence exists beyond the anecdotal, and what does this evidence teach us? Bekoff, professor emeritus of biology at the University of Colorado, pores through decades of animal research-behavioral, neurochemical, psychological and environmental-to answer that question, compelling readers to accept both the existence and significance of animal emotions.
Please RSVP here:
NARN Letter Writing Party
When: Tuesday, July 12th @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: Wayward Cafe (map)
Grab a pen and a friend and meet us at Wayward Cafe for some letter writing fun
Why letter writing? Letter writing is a simple way to make change for the animals! At our letter writing events, we write for many different reasons: opposition to the creation of new laboratories, support for sending animals to sanctuary, promotion of vegan events and issues through letters to the media, and raising the spirits of activists and comrades who have been jailed for their pro-animal actions.
We have different campaigns each month, so there's something for everyone! NARN provides the stationery, stamps, sample letters, and ideas for what to write -- just bring yourself and your appetite for some delicious vegan food.
Just look for the piles of envelopes and the happy vegans.
Community Event - The Pig in Thin Air book reading
When: Wednesday, July 13th @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: Phinney Books, 7405 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, USA (map)
Join the author for a reading and discussion from his new book The Pig in Thin Air. The book is both a road trip and a family memoir, an account, theoretical, practical, and deeply personal, of the author's transformation from a meat-eater to an animal advocate. How can we, he asks, develop deeper, more authentic and compassionate relationships with all other animals, including ourselves.
As one Amazon reviewer put it: "Once I started reading it I could hardly put it down ... whether you have some experience of activism and the animal agriculture industry or none at all there is lots to think about when reading this. Very inspiring."
The evening brings together readers, writers, vegans, runners, travelers and those interested in the human–animal bond. All welcome and free of course! Books available to buy on the night.
Check the FB event page for any updates:
Find out more at http://www.amazon.com/Pig-Thin-Air-Identification-graphies/dp/1590565355
University of Washington's IACUC Meeting
When: Thursday, July 21st @ 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Where: South Campus Center; Room # 350 (in between San Juan Road & Columbia Road; behind the Magnuson Health Sciences Center (1925 N.E. Pacific St) ) (map)
The University of Washington's Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) will be meeting to discuss various research protocols (study designs). This is your chance to voice your opinion about the research on animals that goes on at the UW. Please come and speak for the animals!
The meetings are held at the South Campus Center; Room #350 (in between San Juan Road & Columbia Road); behind the Magnuson Health Sciences Center (1925 N.E. Pacific St) )
Unfortunately, they frequently re-schedule or cancel their meetings in an attempt to avoid the public, so please call the Public Affairs Office at 206-543-9180 to make sure the meeting is still happening at the given time.
You can also check out their calendar here
When: Thursday, July 21st @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: TBA (map)
The Social Discussion Group is a casual event. Drinkers and non-drinkers are welcome, and you don't have to be vegetarian to participate. We hope you'll join us! Questions? Contact rachel[at]narn[dot]org
NARN Annual Member Meeting & Board Elections
When: Sunday, July 24th @ 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Where: Jerry's House (map)
Please join us at the 2016 Annual NARN Member Meeting. This event is the one time each year that members run for board positions and vote in new board members.
If you are interested in joining the Board, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This special meeting will be held at the home of one of NARN founder's, Jerry Esterly.
Please RSVP to info[at]narn.org to receive the address
For Facebook users, you can RSVP here
Renew your annual membership here: http://www.narn.org/get_involved.php.
NARN will provide some snacks and beverages, but feel free to bring a vegan snack or drink of your choice. See you all then!
NARN Summer Picnic & Potluck
When: Sunday, August 14th @ 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: Maple Leaf Resevoir Park, 1020 NE 82nd St, Seattle, WA 98115, USA (map)
Calling all animal advocates, vegan-friendlies, veg-curious, activists, friends and family to the Annual NARN Potluck Picnic (and sometimes BBQ)! Join us at 1:00 at the Maple Leaf Reservoir Park. Everyone is welcome!
Please bring a vegan dish to share and post here what you think it might be so we don't end up with 10 potato salads. Bring a note with ingredients to help those with food allergies and such. Best also to bring your own plate and utensils (let's make less trash). Games, Frisbees, and such are also welcome! NARN will provide some beverages and other essentials, of course. See you there!
See Facebook event page for updates