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Free, All-day Activist Empowerment Conference

The Activist Empowerment Conference will be taking place on this Saturday, April 6th at Occidental College.

Are you a vegetarian/vegan 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:

10:00-10:45:
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 [masked].

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.

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  • Abby E.

    And they didn't run out of food before I got to eat!

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • Mujin

    Inspirational. I'm thankful for the event.

    1 · April 7, 2013

    • Tony

      Yes, it was. It was a very good event.

      1 · April 7, 2013

    • veganvet

      I'm glad it was worthwhile!

      April 7, 2013

  • Abby E.

    Nathan Runkle rocks!

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • Tony

    Here is the website for the Occidental College Veg Club. Check out their event calendar for upcoming activities. http://oxyvegclub.weebly.com/index.html

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • Mujin

    Tony, I was a little unclear about it too. When I emailed to [masked], I didn't get confirmation from Tebo, but from the Meetup.com a day later. So I guess we're all good for it.

    April 2, 2013

    • Tony

      Okay, thanks.

      April 2, 2013

  • Tony

    "To RSVP to this event or for any questions, e-mail to [masked] "
    Does that mean we have to RSVP for the conference by sending an email to [masked] and not just RSVP on meetup?

    If so, you might want to put that at the beginning of the description rather than towards the end because I can tell you that not everyone will see that instruction!

    April 2, 2013

  • Mujin

    Thank you

    April 1, 2013

  • jane

    I will try to make it!

    April 1, 2013

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