Vegan Advocacy Initiative (VAI), formerly Coalition of Vegan Activists of Color (COVAC), is a 501(c)3, animal advocacy and food justice organization that:
(a) provides a platform primarily for people of color to share their information, ideas and strategies related to animal protection and food justice relevant to communities of color, and to encourage activism and community building;
(b) provides educational programs to the public that promote a more compassionate food system and lifestyle free of animal cruelty and exploitation;
(c) provides information to the public about growing their own food locally and encourage participation in the food justice movement .
As animal advocates, we support a shift toward creating alternative food systems that exclude cruelty toward non-human sentient animals. Through our projects, we encourage others to consider a new way of thinking – that animal rights must be part of the food justice and environmental justice movements in order to create more sustainable and fair systems. In addition, we recognize the importance of building relationships with these and other social justice movements.
Our new website address is veganai.org