Vegans raising funds for Mexico
One of the most important parts of being a vegan activist is understanding that we shouldn’t limit our acts of compassion to simply caring for non-human animals.
It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that all we need to do in order to be fabulous is to stop eating animals, raise money for animals, and encourage other people to stop eating animals.
In reality, there is so much more we should be doing to challenge oppression.
If we want to fight oppression, we should also look to redress disadvantage amongst humans.
Yes. We should eat, drink and live like we give a shit. (shameless book plus)
In line with this way of thinking, we use our fabulous karaoke sessions at Vegan Beer Fest UK events to raise money for a charity in Mexico City called Isla Urbana. This charity builds sustainable water catchment systems for households, schools, communities, and businesses in Mexico.
Many, many people live without access to safe water but of course we all understand that clean water is a basic human right, so I feel it is crucial we support the work of Isla Urbana.
We asked the audience and performers at our charioke (charity + karaoke) session to donate whatever coins they had towards our Isla Urbana drive and I’m thrilled to say we raised £180 for the charity.
We will also be collecting at Vegan Beer Fest UK 2018 events in Coventry, Sheffield, and Glasgow. You can book tickets for those events online here.