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.
In this thought-provoking book, Melanie Joy examines the metasystem, or overarching system, that informs all systems of oppression—such racism, sexism, and carnism—and the psychology that enables it.
This groundbreaking and bestselling book is in print in seventeen languages. The 10th anniversary edition features a new foreword by Yuval Harari, updated text, and an afterword by Melanie Joy.
This one-stop guide to building relational literacy, the understanding of and ability to practice healthy ways of relating, lays out the principles and tools for improving all kinds of relationships: with a romantic partner, friends, colleagues, animals, the environment, and even with oneself.
In this short guidebook published in the wake of #metoo, Melanie Joy explains what privilege is, why understanding privilege matters, and how to talk about privilege in a way that deepens understanding and leads to a more inclusive, resilient, and impactful vegan movement.
The animal liberation movement is growing in size and strength, but so are animal-exploiting industries, which have vastly more resources than activists do. Using strategy, activists can shift the balance of power in favor of the movement.
In this thought-provoking book, Tobias Leenaert leaves well-trodden animal advocacy paths and takes a fresh look at the strategies, objectives, and communication of the vegan movement.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In Gandhi’s Way, Mark Juergensmeyer explains Mahatma Gandhi’s principles of moral action and conflict resolution. It offers a step-by-step approach that can be used in any conflict to find resolutions that are satisfying and beneficial to all.