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North American Vegetarian Society

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Vegan Hall of Fame:
– Initiated by NAVS in 1990
– Enshrined 33 activists
– Inducted Kim A. Williams Sr., MD
– Dr. Williams promotes plant-based eating for heart health

NAVS Vegan Summerfest:
– NAVS has held an annual vegetarian summer conference since 1974
– Originally a 9-10 day event
– Name changed to NAVS Vegan Summerfest in 2019
– Event held for 5 days with vegan meals
– Most frequent site is University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

See also:
American Vegan Society
List of vegetarian organizations

– IRS file
– NAVS Board of Trustees & Officers
– NAVS Programs including Vegetarian Summerfest
– Articles related to World Vegetarian Day
– Articles about vegetarianism and veganism

List of Notable Figures:
– Includes activists, authors, and chefs
– Features individuals like William Alcott and Helen Nearing
– Notable chefs and cookbook authors such as Nava Atlas and Mayim Bialik
– Contributions from historical figures like Valluvar and Ellen G. White
– Various perspectives on vegetarianism and veganism throughout history

The North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS) is a charity and activist organization with the stated objectives of supporting vegetarians and informing the public about the benefits of vegetarianism.

North American Vegetarian Society
EIN 23-7399322
Legal status501(c) organization
HeadquartersDolgeville, New York
President, Treasurer
Sharon Graff

It was initially founded in 1974 to organize the International Vegetarian Union's 1975 World Vegetarian Congress in Orono, Maine, which has been called the most significant event of the vegetarian movement in the United States in the 20th century.

In 1977, the organization started an annual event, World Vegetarian Day. The following year the International Vegetarian Union joined in holding the event. The event is celebrated October 1 of each year and kicks off a month-long event, Vegetarian Awareness Month, which ends November 1 with World Vegan Day.

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