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Peace Advocacy Network Vegan Pledge Program Starts April 2

The Peace Advocacy Network has organized a Vegan Pledge Program for local residents who are interested in leading a cruelty-free lifestyle. The program, which starts on Saturday, April 2, guides people through 30 days of being vegan with the program’s hands-on support.

The support includes five weekly meetings consisting of cooking demonstrations, speakers addressing environmental, ethical, health, and practical issues, a personal mentor (experienced vegan), optional social events for even more support and a care package to ease the transition to becoming a vegan.

The program is free, but the organizers require those taking the pledge to take a pre-pledge phone conversation before the program starts with pledges agreeing to consume only vegan items for the full 30 days.

The Vegan Pledge Program kicks on Saturday, April 2 at Walter Reed Community Center, located at 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington, from 1:45 – 4:45 p.m. For more information, contact Deb Durant at or visit