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Wake Up Weekend: Calvin Events focus on Animals, Veganism and Food Justice

January 20, 2010

This Friday and Saturday Calvin College is hosting its annual event that tries to draw the connections to animal rights, food justice and sustainability. The Two-day event is called Wake Up Weekend and will feature events at both the Calvin College Campus and in downtown Grand Rapids.

Wake Up Weekend 2010—Tentative Schedule

Friday, January 22, 2010

2:30-5:30 pm   The Many Faces of Food Activism

Commons Annex Lecture Hall, Calvin College

Harold Brown (Farm Kind, NY)

Brett Colley (Grand Valley State University)

Ben DeVries (Not One Sparrow)

Lisa Oliver King (Our Kitchen Table)

Paul Shapiro (Humane Society of the United States)

5:30-7:00 pm   Compassionate Comestibles Potluck 

Commons Annex Lecture Hall, Calvin College

Hosted by Calvin College Students for Compassionate Living

7:30-9:30 pm  Animals and the Kingdom of God Lecture

The Chapel Undercroft, Calvin College

“Animal Sacrifices”

Dr. John E. Hare, Yale University

A reception and book signing follows the lecture.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

11:00 am  Bryant Terry’s Vegan Soul Kitchen

 Brick Road Pizza Company, 1017 Wealthy Street SE

 Cooking Demonstration, book signing, and vegan brunch*

 (*Demo is open to the public; $10 brunch buffet is optional.)

2:30 pm  Lecture

(106) South Division, Grand Rapids

“Justice for Animals: What May We Hope?”

 Dr. Andrew Chignell, Cornell University

 3:30 pm  Panel Discussion

(106) South Division, Grand Rapids

Just Eating: Making a Difference in YOUR TOWN, USA

5:30 pm  Open Studios

(106) South Division, Grand Rapids

Named and Nameless

Division Avenue Arts Collective, 115 South Division, Grand Rapids

The Artist Is the Human Is The Animal

7:00 pm  Vegan Chili Cook-off

(106) South Division, Grand Rapids

9:30 pm  Film Screening

Division Avenue Arts Collective, 115 South Division, Grand Rapids

Fowl Play: The Untold Story Behind Your Breakfast

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