Resource Center

Our resource center provides the most up-to-date materials to help vegan advocates improve their communication, strategic thinking, sustainability, and relational skills. We update this section regularly, so please check back to stay informed.

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    Stir It Up: Lessons in Community Organizing and Advocacy

    Rinku Sen

    Stir It Up identifies the key priorities and strategies that can help advance the mission of any social change group. This groundbreaking book addresses the unique challenges and opportunities the new global economy poses for activist groups.

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    Strategizing for a Living Revolution

    George Lakey

    Social change strategist George Lakey lays out a five-step model for bringing about social and individual transformation. He provides numerous historical examples, drawing on 20 years of experience in the trenches of nonviolent action.

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    Striking at the Roots: A Practical Guide to Animal Activism

    Mark Hawthorne

    This book brings together the most effective tactics for speaking up for animals and gives a voice to activists around the globe, who explain why their chosen model of activism has been successful and how others can get involved.

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    Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard

    Chip Heath and Dan Heath

    In Switch, the Heath brothers bring together decades of often counterintuitive research in psychology, sociology, and other fields to show that successful changes follow a pattern, which we can use to effect transformative change.

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    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

    Stephen R. Covey

    The seven habits are a set of inspirational standards for anyone who seeks to live a fulfilling life and to achieve their goals efficiently. These habits help busy activists make the most of their time and energy and avoid burnout.

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    The Accidental Activist: Stories, Speeches, Articles, and Interviews

    Matt Ball

    Since Matt Ball learned about factory farming, his journey has been far from linear, but he’s now a sought-after vegan strategist. To help activists be more effective and happier, he shares the lessons he’s learned while working to change the world.

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    The Addictive Organization: Why We Overwork, Cover Up, Pick Up the Pieces, Please the Boss, and Perpetuate Sick Organizations

    Anne Wilson Schaef and Diane Fassel

    In nonprofits, managers and workers can exhibit addictive attitudes and behaviors. This book explains how to address these dynamics to create healthier organizations.

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    The Animal Activist’s Handbook: Maximizing Our Positive Impact in Today’s World

    Matt Ball and Bruce Friedrich

    This book proposes that meaning in life is to be found in rejecting the pursuit of “more” and focusing instead on making the planet a better place. The authors build a case for reasoned and joyful activism that makes the biggest possible difference.

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    The Lifelong Activist: How to Change the World Without Losing Your Way

    Hillary Rettig

    The Lifelong Activist is a guide to living a joyful and productive life that includes a strong progressive mission. This book helps us figure out the form our authentic life should take—and to live it with minimum of fear, guilt, and shame.

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    The Mindful Vegan: A 30-Day Plan for Finding Health, Balance, Peace, and Happiness

    Lani Muelrath

    Mindfulness can be the deciding factor between the successful adoption of a healthy vegan diet and frustrating attempts. This technique enables us to rewire our reactivity to challenges.

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    The Trajectory of Change

    Michael Albert

    The Trajectory of Change charts a course for the growing international movement against corporate globalization. Michael Albert challenges the movement to show ordinary people how their lives are negatively affected by creeping corporatism.

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    Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others

    Laura van Dernoot Lipsky

    Working to make the world a better place often means confronting suffering and trauma, which can take an enormous emotional, psychological, and physical toll. This book offers activists a way to stay balanced and healthy.

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    A Well-Fed World

    A Well-Fed World is an international hunger relief and food security organization advancing plant-based foods and farming to create a safe, nourished, and climate-friendly future.

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    Animal Liberation

    Peter Singer

    In Animal Liberation, author Peter Singer exposes the chilling realities of today’s “factory farms” and product-testing procedures—destroying the spurious justifications behind them, and offering alternatives to what has become a profound environmental and social as well as moral issue.

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