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Fwd: Activist Empowerment Conference

From: Nikki
Sent on: Sunday, March 31, 2013 7:21 PM
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From: "Brandilyn Tebo" <[address removed]>
Date: Mar 31,[masked]:47 PM
Subject: Activist Empowerment Conference
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Dear Friends,

You are receiving this e-mail because you have expressed recent interest in attending the Activist Empowerment Conference that will be taking place on this Saturday, April 6th at Occidental College. 

Here is the blurb about the conference:

"Are you a vegetarian and looking to make a bigger difference for
animals, the planet and the health of yourself and those around you?

Join us in Dumke Commons at Occidental College on Saturday, April 6th for a free, all-day
Activist Empowerment Conference.

There will be inspirational speakers, empowering workshops, free food,
live music, optional yoga, free literature and prizes.

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!

To RSVP to this event or for any questions, e-mail to [address removed]."

The address for Occidental College is 1600 Campus Road Los Angeles, Ca 90041.  
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. 

Hope to see you all there! 

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