V.I.D.A- (Vegan Initiative Dynamic Association)

V.I.D.A

  • Mission: VIDA inspires interest and engagement in the vegan movement by organizing innovative events and creating opportunities for activism. Our programs celebrate and strengthen San Antonio’s vegan community while encouraging everyone to consider more compassionate and sustainable choices.
  • Vision: We envision a peaceful world where human well-being and enjoyment align with respect for animals and protection of our planet. By planning fun and exciting events, we’re making the point that a vegan lifestyle enhances well-being and enjoyment for humans, in addition to all of the ethical and environmental benefits.
  • Values: Nonviolence: We oppose the killing, injuring and exploitation of living beings. Through our actions as individuals and as a collective, we strive to produce the least harm and achieve the greatest good for our communities, other animals, and the environment.
  • Creativity: We believe that artists and innovators have an important role to play in any movement for social change. As we make use of successful models from the past, we also experiment with new ideas and strategies in a continuous process of learning and doing.
  • Collaboration: We seek partnerships and build coalitions with individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations that share a common purpose. VIDA’s team is comprised of a diverse group of volunteers – representing many of our community partners – and we each agree to bring our energy, skills, and resources to this shared effort.
  • Equity: We affirm that veganism is for everyone, and we do the work of making our movement accessible, welcoming, and responsive to communities that have been marginalized. We practice veganism and advocate for animal rights in alliance with other social justice movements.


  • Empowerment: We believe that when people put their own values into action, they can commit to positive and long-lasting change. Effective advocates provide the education, support, and resources that enable these powerful choices.

V.I.D.A (Vegan Initiative Dynamic Association)

V.I.D.A (Vegan Initiative Dynamic Association)

Meet Our Team

Akeem Best

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V.I.D.A Board Member

Rebel Mariposa

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V.I.D.A Board Member

Roger Sanchez

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V.I.D.A Board Member

Alison Hom-Crosier

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V.I.D.A Board Member

Liz Cardwell

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V.I.D.A Board Member

Team Members (Continued)

Yvette Hernandez

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V.I.D.A Board Member

Mikey Sanchez

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V.I.D.A Board Member

Jacqueline Fonseca

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V.I.D.A Board Member