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From 25 May 2003 Issue

AR2003 Schedule Posted; DC Deadline Extended

The tentative program schedule for Animal Rights 2003 East has just been posted at www.animalrights2003.org/schedule2003.html.

Consequently, the discounted $140 registration deadline for the DC area conference has been extended till Monday, May 26. After that, the rate goes up to $160. The discounted registration deadline for the AR2003 West conference follows on June 15. Please visit www.animalrights2003.org for details and registration.

Scores of people have already taken advantage of the discounted rates. Don't be left out. If you're still not sure whether you can make it, it's actually cheaper to register now and get a refund, if you decide not to go. Low income discounts and work scholarships are available.

Animal Rights 2003 East will be held between June 27 - July 2 at the McLean (VA) Hilton (same place as the past three years), just outside the nation's capital. Animal Rights 2003 West will be held between August 1-6 at the Westin - LAX Hotel in Los Angeles. Nearly 1,000 people are expected.

The program will include plenary sessions, workshops, 'rap' sessions, campaign reports, videos, and exhibits, as well as Newcomer Orientation, planning meetings, group workouts, Employment Clearinghouse, networking receptions, and Awards Banquet. A number of post-conference activities are scheduled for July 2 in DC and August 6 in LA.

Key speakers scheduled thus far include Carol Adams, Neal Barnard, the Baustons, Alan Berger, Steve Best, Linda Blair, Theo Capaldo, Lawrence Carter-Long, Joseph Connelly, Karen Davis, Karen Dawn, Joyce D'Silva, Michael Greger, Alex Hershaft, Steve Hindi, Kevin Jonas, Elliot Katz, Patrick Kwan, Howard Lyman, Greg Lawson, Mike Markarian, Jim Mason, Jack Norris, Martin Rowe, Peter Singer, Joyce Tischler, Paul Watson, and Zoe Weil.

The conferences are co-sponsored by the American Anti-Vivisection Society, Animal Legal Defense Fund, Animals Voice, Animal Protection Institute, Dairy Education Board, FARM, Farm Sanctuary, Fund For Animals, HSUS, In Defense of Animals, Lantern Books, New England Anti-Vivisection Society, United Poultry Concerns, Veg News, Vegan Outreach, and Vegetarian Times.

Please visit www.animalrights2003.org for details and registration. To arrange an exhibit, e-mail exhibits@animalrights2003.org. To join discussion group, send a blank e-mail to AR2003-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

Be there for the animals, and bring your friends!

Alex Hershaft, National Chair, Animal Rights 2003

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