What is The Raven Corps?
The Raven Corps is a youth-centered, intergenerationally-led Vegan movement and a 501(c)3 nonprofit based out of Portland, OR. We support, empower, and mobilize Ravens (young anti-oppression activists) who fight for liberation, justice, and sustainability through advocacy “Operations”. Read more about our mission
Are you a Vegan organization?
That is exactly what we are. However, we define Veganism as a philosophy rooted in total liberation for ALL animals and our natural world. Not a diet. Not a trend. Not a whim.
What are the expectations of a Raven?
We take liberation activism seriously and expect everyone at The Corps to do the same. All Ravens are expected to organize, communicate, and advocate. You can learn more about expectations by registering for a welcome call or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org Register for a Welcome Call
I’m not plant-based. Can I join?
HELL yes! We understand that our food system is complicated and presents a number of barriers to eating a totally plant-based. We’re big believers in meeting people where they are, and we welcome all.
What’s in a name? Why Ravens?
Ravens are incredibly bright and resourceful animals who live all around us, but they often go unnoticed and unappreciated—much in the same way that our society treats young people. In stories, Ravens are typically depicted as message carriers, much like the youth activists of The Raven Corps who bring messages of compassion, justice, and sustainability into their communities. TL;DR, Ravens are really smart, cool birds.
What does it mean for The Raven Corps to be “intergenerationally-led”?
The Raven Corps is and always will be guided by the young people in our community – the Ravens. The Conspiracy (aka HQ) is a combination of Ravens and a few aging radicals. The Conspiracy provides support, resources, and direction for our Raven community. Learn more about our leadership
How specifically do Ravens take action?
We take action through Operations (consistent anti-oppression campaigns). We’re currently working on a campaign, “Operation: Mind Over Milk”, to raise awareness on the exploitative and abusive practices of the dairy industry, particularly in US schools. Operation: Mind Over Milk Website
I’m not sure if I’m an activist, but I see so many problems in the world, and I want to do something about them. Can I join?
Hi, friend. We don’t gatekeep activism – it looks a little different for everyone – and we believe we have the power to create change when we band together and actively support our community members. If you’re committed to fighting injustice and reducing suffering, you’ll fit right in around here. Register for a Welcome Call to learn more.
I’m not sure if I’m ready to become a Raven. Are there other ways to get involved?
Definitely. You can start by following us on Insta and signing up for our newsletter to keep up with what we’re doing and get a better feel for who we are. If and when you feel ready to join us, sign up for a Welcome Call. We’ll be excited to welcome you. Join the Ravens today
Do you have employment or internship opportunities?
We’re not hiring at the moment, but we’re always looking for older allies and volunteers to join “The Flight Crew” (and we love to make new friends 🙂 Contact The Conspiracy for more info. Contact The Conspiracy
I’m over the age of 22. Can I get involved?
Please! Young people can’t go it alone, and we appreciate supporters and allies immensely around here. If you’re interested in helping out, please don’t hesitate to contact The Conspiracy to discuss current and on-going opportunities. Become an Ally
I’m under the age of 15. Can I get involved?
We’re always looking for ways to work with younger folks. Check out our events page or follow us on social media to see about upcoming all-ages opportunities. And definitely join us when you turn 15!
What is Raven Corps Treats?
Raven Corps Treats are delicious vegan marshmallow bars, or as we call them “Nice Crispy Treats”, that we make and sell at a variety of small businesses in Portland, Oregon. We also do mail order! Raven Corps Treats help us raise money and awareness for consistent anti-oppression youth activism. Learn more about Raven Corps Treats
Where can I buy Raven Corps Treats?
You can order them online! Treats are also available at a bunch of rad small businesses throughout Portland, Oregon. Know of a business in PDX who might like to carry them or have ideas for expansion? Email us at email@example.com Order Treats!
Where does the money from Ravens Corps Treats go?
All of the money from Raven Corps Treats goes right back into our organization, helping fund our work and fuel the Ravens’ anti-oppression activism.
Still have questions?
Get in touch with The Conspiracy!