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From 20 February 2005 Issue

6th Annual Compassion For Animals Action Symposium

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 )

14300 NW 146th TER., ALACHUA, FL
(directions will be posted on our Website or call 386-454-4341)

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 Springs, FL

Workshops by:
(So Far)
* 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 Film)
* 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 Department
* Cary Theil, Grey2K
…and others from various organizations

Questions? Contact Event Coordinator: Chas Chiodo @ 386-454-4341
[email protected] 

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.

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:______ Name:______________________________________________________________

Address: ___________________________________________________________________


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

Student rates

____$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 Van."

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