Our Mission

Vegan Advocacy Initiative (VAI)

VAI is a people of color, animal advocacy and food justice organization.

As animal advocates, we support a shift toward creating alternative food systems that exclude cruelty and exploitation toward non-human sentient animals. Through our projects, we encourage others to consider a new way of thinking – that animal rights must be part of the food justice and environmental justice movements in order to create more sustainable and fair systems. In addition, we recognize the importance of building relationships with these and other social justice movements.