CALL TO ALL VEGANS!
Campaign: TODAY I AM VOICELESS
Date: Sunday 17 January 2016
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (peaceful educational demonstration)
Location: 92 Darby Street Newcastle NSW Australia(the seated and tree area between Top Thai and the Sallys Takeaway Shop, on your way to Natural Tucker
from the Museum/Library end of Darby Street)
'Today I Am Voiceless' is an annual day of vegan activism that vegans all around the world are invited to participate in.
Activists will unite in taking a 24hr VOW OF SILENCE to raise awareness for animals and promote peace over violence!
TIAV is created by James Aspey of Voiceless365, who took a 365 day vow of silence as he travelled around the nation to promote the abolition of animal exploitation.
"I assumed the only way I'd be able to discuss veganism during my vow would be online. I soon realised me being voiceless was sparking more discussion about veganism than ever before! Wherever I went, every person asked the same question, "Why are you voiceless?"
This presented the perfect opportunity for me to explain veganism using different, creative ways. The vow of silence was an incredibly useful tool to spark interest and get the conversation started in a peaceful, non-direct, non-aggressive way."
Obviously, talking is out of the question. This has many positives such as not having to worry about raising your voice at anyone or getting into a heated argument.
This leaves us with many alternative, effective options:
During this time we will wear our t-shirts that do the talking for us!
(Tee's available @ www.jamesaspey.bigcartel.com)
2. Literature/DVD's/Cards - Have vegan information ready to hand out.
3. Pen and Paper - Keep on standby, or easier still, use the notes section in your phone. This way you can still discuss any questions or comments from people if you choose to.
4. Body Language - Everyone loves a good game of Charades. Be creative. You can say a lot without speaking!
5. Mouth - Say the words with your mouth, but without your voice. Most people are surprisingly good lip readers!
January 17th, 2016. As the clock strikes midnight, the 24 hour vow of silence begins! Please message this page if you would like to set up an event in your city! Send us a message with the link to your event page and we will promote it and add it to the voiceless365 facebook and website. Just copy and paste all the info from here!
Together, we can plant many vegan seeds and shed light on the hypocrisy of 'loving animals' yet killing and eating them.
Let's UNITE in silence and spread a message of JUSTICE
FOR THE ANIMALS! ✊