Compassionate Living Program

Launched in March 2005, the Compassionate Living program provides an opportunity to examine and present different topics related to vegetarian living, education, and advocacy via speakers, discussions, and films. These events are typically held on the 2nd Sunday, but check event calendar to confirm event details and location.

Please show your support for these events by attending, and please, bring along a friend or two or seven.


2007 Schedule

Jan - Book Discussion: Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy by Matthew Sculley

Feb - Presentation: History of Animal Rights with Jack Norris

Mar - Book Discussion: Vegan Freaks



Past Events


Jan 8 - Advocacy Basic Training: Activist Skills and Activist Rights (podcast archive: part 1, part 2)

Feb 12 - Book Discussion: Animal Liberation by Peter Singer

March 12 - Presentation: "Use the Law, Help the Animals" with Virginia Handley (podcast archive)

April 9 - Presentation: Inside an Open Rescue with Christine Morrissey

May 14 (rescheduled to 7/22) - Book Discussion: The Pig Who Sang to the Moon by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

Jun 11 - Outreach at Haight Street Fair! Put your Compassion in Action!

July 9 - Presentation: Heart Smart Cooking - Cooking with Compassion and Good Health

Aug 20 - Book Discussion: The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter by Peter Singer and Jim Mason

Sep 17 (note date change) - Presentation: Effective Communication for Veg*n Advocacy, Family & Friends

Oct 1 (note date change) - World Farm Animals Day

Nov 12 - Book Discussion: Living Among Meat Eaters : The Vegetarian's Survival Handbook by Carol Adams


March 6 - Presentation: Erik Marcus, Meat Market: Animals, Ethics, and Money

April 3 - Discussion: Outreach Strategies

May 1 - Presentation & Discussion: Tabling Tips & Techniques

June 5 - Presentation: California Animal Agriculture: Facts & Fallacy

July - Presentation & Discussion: Meat Market and advocacy strategies

August 7 - Presentation: Effective Communication for Veg*n Advocacy, Family & Friends

September 24 - Presentation: Opening Cages and Opening Minds: The Campaign against the Battery Cage

October 2 - Presentation: Campaigning for the Animals: The Whole Story

November 5 - Holiday Celebrations: Survival Tips, Techniques, and Strategies

Event Calendar

See event calendar for full details of each upcoming event.

Event Proposals

If you are a dynamic speaker and would like to share your knowledge, please email us your event proposal including some information on your background/qualifications to present this topic.


We welcome your feedback and input on the individual events and the series overall. If you have a topic that you'd like to see presented, please send us your suggestions.

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