Below is the application form / flyer for this years'
Compassion for Animals Action Symposium. Please register as early as
possible and if you can, please make many copies and distribute them
around your city. Good places to distribute the flyer would be Natural
Food Stores, Libraries, Humane Societies, College campuses, Festivals or
any event with like minded people. Let me know by email or call me about
where you are distributing them and I'll coordinate things so that you
don't over lap with others in your travels.
Let's make this the best one yet. Bring some new people
and encourage others who haven't attended in awhile. The purpose of the
symposium is to get activists energized to get out in the community,
schools, etc., spreading the message of compassion. The format will be
different from past symposiums with interactive sessions being the focus.
We all have different ways of presenting our arguments for animal
liberation and we can all learn from one another.
Make the weekend a mini vacation and stay over on Monday
and enjoy a picnic and canoe ride on the Santa Fe River in High Springs,
FL. The symposium is a very informal affair so dress casual, bring folding
chairs, blankets, bicycles. Some of the sessions may take place under the
trees outside the community center where the event is to take place. The
VegEvents website will be updated as needed and that will start after this
weekend with a list of alternative motels, camp grounds and directions.
Hope to see you all there.
Presented By: VegEvents
April 16-17, 2005
( 12 miles north of GAINESVILLE, FL )
CITY of ALACHUA COMMUNITY CENTER
14300 NW 146th TER., ALACHUA, FL
(directions will be posted on our Website or call 386-454-4341)
YOU CAN AND DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Interactive, Open Forum Format.
A regional gathering of activists and presenters. Come share your
experiences. Some topics to be discussed: Humane Education, Vegan
Lifestyle, Undercover Investigations, Media Relations, Non-violent Civil
Disobedience/Direct Action/Protests, Burn-Out, Legislation and starting a
Florida Vegan Community. Other topics will be considered.
Let's join together to foster programs and campaigns to
make Florida more animal/vegan friendly. Network with like-minded
individuals and form friendships that will last a lifetime! Join the fun
on Monday, April 18th, picnic and canoe the Santa Fe River in High
* Don Barnes, former Vivisector, independent activist
* Heather Carpenter, Florida coordinator for Vote No 0n 4
* Joyce DiBenedetto-Colton, Earth Ethics Institute, Miami Dade College
* Gail Eisnitz, author, "Slaughterhouse"
* Tim Gorski and Val Silidker, Rattle the Cage Productions (Save Lolita
* Susan Hargreaves, Humane Educator, Wildlife Care Center (Ft. Lauderdale)
* Holly Jensen, Animals and the Environment
* Rick Kump, (TAB) Teen Activists of Brevard
* Lt. Sherry Schlueter (Animal Cruelty Division), Broward County Sheriffs
* Cary Theil, Grey2K
…and others from various organizations
Questions? Contact Event Coordinator: Chas Chiodo @
FOR BEST RATES, REGISTER EARLY. LIMITED SPACE
Please register early, your contribution helps VegEvents offset
pre-symposium expenses. This years' event is a fund raiser for VegEvents
"Vegan Tour of Rural Florida" and to repair our "Mobile Video Van."
Saturday, April 16, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, April 18, Canoe trip and picnic on the Santa Fe River
The Quality Inn Alachua (Symposium Headquarters) has a special rate of
$63.00 for symposium attendees (up to 4 people per room), $10.00 for
companion animals. For reservations call the Quality Inn at 386-462-2244
and request the Compassion for Animals Action Symposium rate. The Quality
Inn is at exit # 399 off Interstate 75 in Alachua, two miles (5 minutes)
from the symposium site.
Check our website for other accommodations. www.vegetarianevents.com
Symposium meals are Vegan and Organic. There will be 3 catered meals (Sat.
and Sun. lunch, Sat. dinner).
Prices for all meals are at the bottom of the page.
How Do I Pay?
Only Checks & Money orders will be accepted.
Make payable to VegEvents and mail to: PO Box 1057, Alachua, FL 32616
List additional names w/ phone numbers, addresses and
e-mails on separate sheet of paper.
Number in Party:______
Phone # Day:______________________Eve:______________________
Please Note: even though this is a fundraiser for
VegEvents a limited number of discounts for volunteers are available.
No one will be turned away because of financial difficulties. Call
VegEvents at: 386-454-4341
Meals provided ONLY w/reservations postmarked by April 9th
Register early for best rates; space is limited.
All dates are postmarked. Please check to reserve:
____ $35 Full Symposium by Mar. 1st w/no meals
____ $55 w/3 meals by Mar. 1st
____ $45 Full Symposium by Mar. 24th w/no meals
____ $65 w/3 meals by Mar. 24th
____ $50 Full Symposium by Apr. 9th w/no meals
____ $70 w/3 meals by Apr. 9th
____ $55 Full Symposium after Apr. 9th w/no meals
____$15 Full Symposium by Mar. 1st w/no meals
____$35 w/3 meals by Mar. 1st
____$20 Full Symposium by Mar. 24th w/no meals
____$40 w/3 meals by Mar. 24th
____$25 Full Symposium by Apr. 9th w/no meals
____$45 w/3 meals by Apr. 9th
____ $30 Full Symposium after Apr. 9th w/no meals
Individual Meals per day: Sat. and Sun. Lunches $7.50
each, Saturday Dinner $7.50
Registration and Meal Total: _____
Please register early; your contribution helps VegEvents
offset pre-symposium expenses. This year's event is a fundraiser for
VegEvents "Vegan Tour of Rural Florida" and to repair our "Mobile Video
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