Upcoming Events

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May 23 in TX: McDonald’s Shareholder Meeting Protest

Join us in Dallas as we host a peaceful, legal protest against the cruel treatment of chickens in McDonald’s supply chain during its shareholder meeting. Chickens killed for McDonald’s are bred to grow so unnaturally large, so quickly that their legs often buckle under their bodies, and they spend their short lives crammed in filthy, windowless sheds. For more information on the campaign, visit COK.net/McDs.

WHEN: May 23, 2019 – 7:45am – 9:15am
WHERE: Departures Area in Terminal D
Dallas Fort Worth Airport
2400 Aviation Dr, TX 75261


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June 1 in PA: COK Cooking at Lancaster VegFest

Join us at Lancaster VegFest in Lancaster, PA! Lancaster VegFest is a FREE event that brings the local community together to celebrate animal-friendly, environmentally sustainable, and healthy vegan lifestyles. COK’s Vegan Food and Lifestyle Coach, Jessica Carter, will conduct a cooking demo and will share food samples while they last! Be sure to stop by our table for useful resources on how to advocate for animals!

WHEN: Saturday, June 1, 2019 12-5pm
WHERE: Buchanan Park
901 Buchanan Ave
Lancaster, PA
VOLUNTEER: Sign up here!


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June 2 in CA: COK at Kindness to the Planet Event

Join us for a day filled with plant-based food vendors, speakers, entertainment, and more at the 2nd annual Kindness to the Planet event! Compassion Over Killing’s former undercover investigator, Scott David, will speak about the power of exposing the truth behind the meat, dairy, and egg industries. Be sure to stop by our table to learn more about how you can help make the world a kinder place. Interested in volunteering? Sign up using the form below!

This is a ticketed event. Purchase your tickets in advance here.

WHEN: Sunday, June 2, 2019 10am – 4pm
WHERE: The Rezek Centre
305 East Highland Ave.
San Bernardino, CA 92404
TICKETS: Purchase tickets here
VOLUNTEER: Sign up here!


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June 4 in DC: Shouk’s Giving Tuesday Benefit for COK

Shouk is launching a Giving Tuesday program and Compassion Over Killing is the first beneficiary! Indulge in a delicious lunch and/or dinner at Shouk’s Union Market restaurant on Tues, June 4, 2019 and 10% of all proceeds will be donated to COK!

But wait, there’s more: If sales reach $1,500, the benefit proceeds will go up to 20%! Oh, and one more thing: Tag COK and Shouk on social media and be entered to win a $25 gift card!

Great friends, wonderful food, all while helping animals!

WHEN: Tuesday June 4, 2019
WHERE: Shouk at Union Market
395 Morse Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

RSVP & Invite your friends

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June 9 in DC: Capital Pride Festival

No one is free when others are oppressed. Join us in reaching out to thousands of people with a message of compassion at the annual Capital Pride Festival! We’ll be sharing free vegan food samples, tips and recipes for vegan eating, and more.

WHEN: Sun., June 9, 2019 from 12-7pm
WHERE: Pennsylvania Ave NW, 3rd and 7th Sts.
Washington, DC
METRO: (Green/Yellow) Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter

RSVP here!

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June 28-30 in MN: Our Wellness & Liberation Retreat

Are you involved in animal rescue, welfare, or advocacy? Apply now to attend the FREE Our Wellness and Liberation (OWL) Retreat! COK is sponsoring this retreat which aims to help animal advocates take better care of themselves and be more successful in their activism. The retreat will help advocates address compassion fatigue & burnout, learn about sustainable activism, better manage feelings of anger & frustration, de-stress, and connect with other activists. Event is free but you must apply by April 30.

WHEN: June 28 – Sunday, June 30
WHERE: Metta Meditation Center
3864 420th Ave.
Janesville, MN 56048
RSVP: More details & Apply by April 30th!

July 20 in MD: COK at Roots Vegan Fest

COK will be at the 4th annual Roots Vegan Fest, a fun filled day celebrating everything vegan, including tastings, raffles, live music, art, Roots Kitchen & Bakeshop made-to-order Items, pop-ups at Nest, and more. Make sure to stop by our table to learn more about how you can take action to help the animals!

WHEN: Saturday, July 20, 2019 10am-6pm
WHERE: Roots Market
5805 Clarksville Square Dr
Clarksville, MD 2102

Volunteer with us!

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July 25-28 in VA: COK at the 2019 Animal Rights National Conference

Join us — and more than 1,700 attendees — for the annual Animal Rights National Conference. Hosted this year in Alexandria, VA, the conference will feature dozens of dynamic speakers, networking events, workshops, film screenings, and more! Stay tuned for more exciting details

WHEN: Thursday, July 25 – Sunday, July 28, 2019
WHERE: Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel
5000 Seminary Road
Alexandria VA

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Register today!

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Aug. 11 in DC: DC VegFest! 

Compassion Over Killing’s annual DC VegFest, the largest vegan festival on the East Coast, is FREE and open to everyone – with more than 20,000 people expected. And this year, it’s in a NEW venue: Nationals Park!  Join the fun and be sure to invite your friends.

As a non-profit organization, your support helps make this event shine & put plant-based eating on the map in our nation’s capital. DCVegFest.com/Donate

WHEN: Sunday, August 11, 2019 11am-5:30pm
WHERE: Nationals Park
1500 S Capitol St SE
Washington, DC 20003

RSVP here



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Nov. 28 in DC: COK Speaking at VSDC Thanksgiving Gala

Join COK’s Executive Director, Erica Meier at VSDC’s annual Thanksgiving event as she shares her experience exposing farmed animal abuse and promoting veg-friendly eating! This all-vegan Thanksgiving feast will be held at the Grand Hyatt in downtown DC on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2019, from 12-4 pm. Event programming also includes exciting door prizes, a silent auction fundraiser, exhibitors, an all-ages kids activity, and live music. Mark your calendars to join us to celebrate with hundreds of people!

WHEN: November 28, 2019 12-4pm
WHERE: Grand Hyatt
1000 H St NW
Washington, DC 20001

More details here