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Vegan Activist Empowerment Conference at Occidental College


You can help change the world. We're serious. Want to know how? Come to our Vegan Activist Empowerment Conference on Saturday, April 6th at Occidental College. The conference is an all-day long, free event. Open to anyone who believes in the power of motivating others to make lifestyle changes that will benefit the environment, other nations, their health and the well-being of billions of animals worldwide.

The conference will feature a lineup of 10 well-known and successful activists of the cause, who will speak about issues ranging from the human rights impact of a plant based diet to the health benefits of it, and much more. These speeches will be interspersed with activist-training sessions in which you will be taught the skills to become a better activist. This includes a class on public speaking, and question-response training that tests your ability to respond to the questions with which you will be faced as an activist of this cause. The conference also will include three vegan meals to sustain you through the day.

Event will be held at Dumke Commons.

I'm a featured speaker at this event.  So, I'm super-excited - of course!  Contact me, Charlotte, at [masked] if you want to carpool to the LA area for the event!  :)

Here is the schedule for the day:

Introduction speech and storytelling workshop by Brandilyn Tebo, event
organizer and founder of Occidental's vegetarian club.

10:45-11:30: John Pierre: celebrity personal trainer. Presentation:
how to live your most healthful and impactful life as a vegan.

11:30-12:15: Kim Dreher: social justice activist. Presentation: an
exploration of effective forms of activism. Workshop: communication:
how to effectively speak out for animals.

12:15-1:00: Clair Morrissey: philosophy professor at Occidental
college. Presentation/workshop:  how to formulate an effective
argument for the ethical treatment of animals.

1:00-2:00 Lunch catered by Veggie Grill. Optional games and yoga.

2:00-2:25 Charlotte Cressey: activist, educator, meditation and yoga
instructor. Presentation: uprooting the dominator paradigm.

2:25-2:45: Kai Newkirk: 99 rise leader, trainer and organizer.
Presentation: effective movement strategy.

2:45-3:30: Dave Rutan: head of vegan toastmasters. Workshop: impromptu
public speaking.

3:30-4:00: Ryan Flegal: Helped kick start 5 vegetarian clubs, feeds
vegan meals and organized cooking classes for thousands of people.
Workshop: stand strong in solidarity.

4:00-4:30: Facilitated networking/introduction to activists in the room.

4:30-5:15: Nathan Runkle: Founder and executive director of mercy for
animals. Speech: life experience and wisdom.

5:15 till the cows come home: Closing remarks, transportation to
dinner (raw food, catered personally by famous Chef Rawsheed), party
and mingling!

The address for Occidental College is 1600 Campus Road Los Angeles, Ca 90041.  Event will be in Dumke Commons.

To get to the room in which the event takes place (Dumke Commons), come to the main entrance of the school, and the building is to the left of the Star Wars-looking fountain.

Ryan Flegel


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  • shiri

    The Conference was amazing. Great organization, inspirational speakers, and really
    amazing enthusiastic people, who have a great passion and drive to make lasting change in the world.

    April 6, 2013

  • MJ

    Fabulous!!!! Best EVER!!!

    April 6, 2013

  • Josie

    I look forward to attending!!!

    March 26, 2013

  • MJ

    This is going to be an amazing event! Yay for veganism!!

    February 28, 2013

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