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.

Aftershock: Confronting Trauma in a Violent World: A Guide for Activists and Their Allies

Pattrice Jones

Aftershock explores the culture of trauma that people have created by violently exploiting the Earth, other animals, and one another. It includes practical tips for individuals, organizations, and communities.

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Animal Impact: Secrets Proven to Achieve Results and Move the World

Caryn Ginsberg

Why do some animal protection efforts succeed while others fail? This book reveals how more than 80 leading advocates create change for animals and presents a seven-step system including techniques that are successfully transforming advocacy.

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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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Becoming a Person of Influence: How to Positively Impact the Lives of Others

John C. Maxwell and Jim Dornan

In this book, John Maxwell, a renowned leadership expert, explains that if our lives connect with other people’s, we’re influencers. Whatever our vocation, we can increase our impact with these insightful ways to interact more positively with others.

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Beyond Beliefs: A Guide to Improving Relationships and Communication for Vegans, Vegetarians, and Meat Eaters

Melanie Joy

This award-winning book is an insightful and practical guide for vegans and those they are in relationship with: friends, family, colleagues, and even other vegans.

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Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Social Movement in History Is Restoring Grace, Justice, and Beauty to the World

Paul Hawken

Paul Hawken weaves together the threads of a global humanitarian movement comprising environmental, social justice, and indigenous rights NGOs throughout the world, bringing hope to those whose awareness of suffering may be causing them to despair.

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Changing Minds: The Art and Science of Changing Our Own and Other People’s Minds

Howard Gardner

Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner explains what happens during the course of changing a mind—and offers ways to influence that process. He points out that minds don’t change overnight but in gradual stages that can be positively influenced.

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Changing the Game: Why the Battle for Animal Liberation is So Hard and How We Can Win It

Norm Phelps

Norm Phelps argues that animal rights activists are like David challenging Goliath, the animal-exploitation industries. He proposes that rather than perpetuating unsuccessful strategies, we refuse to play by Goliath's rules and change the game.

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Common Shock: Witnessing Violence Every Day – How We Are Harmed, How We Can Heal

Kaethe Weingarten

Harvard psychologist Kaethe Weingarten describes “common shock”—the collection of biological and psychological responses that are triggered when we witness violence. Common shock is treatable, and she explains how we can heal from it.

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Doing Democracy: The MAP Model for Organizing Social Movements

Bill Moyer, JoAnn McAllister, Mary Lou Finley, and Steven Soifer

Doing Democracy provides a theory and working model for understanding social movements in order to ensure their success. It outlines the eight stages of social movements and the four roles of activists, offering case studies from various movements.

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Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy

David Burns

Anxiety, guilt, pessimism, procrastination, low self-esteem, and other "black holes" of depression can be cured without drugs. Eminent psychiatrist David D. Burns, M.D., outlines scientifically proven techniques for developing a positive outlook.

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Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits

Leslie Crutchfield and Heather McLeod Grant

This landmark book reveals the six powerful practices of 12 high-impact nonprofits and tells their compelling stories.

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