Events

Effective Advocacy for Animals by Laura Donahue

  • Friends Meeting House 4500 Kensington Ave. Richmond, Va.

Friends Meeting House, 4500 Kensington Ave. (Kensington & Commonwealth Aves.)           7:00 p.m. lecture; 6:00 p.m. potluck

Non-members $3.00 or join that night

Please bring a dish to share (vegan preferable), the recipe or list of ingredients and your own beverage, plates and utensils.

Learn how to help increase animal protection laws in Virginia! In this presentation Laura will share techniques for citizen advocacy and being a voice for animals in your community. She will review a “state of the state” in animal protection laws, how animals fared in the 2014 General Assembly as well as exciting new developments for animal protection in Congress. If you are concerned about animal cruelty, puppy mills, farm animal welfare, protecting wildlife, or creating a more compassionate Virginia, you should attend this informative and motivational workshop to learn how you can take action. Virginia’s animals need YOU to speak up for them!

As the Virginia state director for The HSUS, Laura Donahue helps animals through legislation, corporate campaigns, citizen advocacy, coalition building, and other projects of local and national scope.

Previously, Donahue served as the coordinator for Ohioans for Humane Farms, a campaign which led to a historic agreement between agricultural and animal welfare stakeholders, resulting in an array of domestic and farm animal reforms in Ohio.

Donahue holds a master's degree in social work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, with a specialization in social action and community development. Before working on animal issues, she engaged in legislative advocacy on behalf of youth-focused community coalitions.

Donahue resides in Richmond with her two beloved canines and enjoys frequent trips to visit her family in Arlington and Charlottesville.

 Call 804-344-4356 or emai llois@vegetarianrichmond.org for reservations and information. Thank you.