Here is some info for an event coming up in October in North Carolina, click on the link for more details:
The Power of One:
The Twentieth Annual International Compassionate Living Festival
October 7-9, 2005
Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center
Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina
Throughout the history of social justice, there have been exemplary individuals who dared to challenge the status quo and take up the cause of the oppressed. They turned unpopular opinions into popular mandates for change.
The animal protection movement has many such individuals, and we are pleased to welcome a select group of them at this year’s conference to illustrate how “the power of one” can energize a force of many. It is our hope that by sharing their stories of courageous action, our guest speakers will not only show us how to follow in their footsteps, they will inspire us to lead others in the years to come. Please join us as we celebrate all of our individual achievements for animals.
* Tony Banks, member of British Parliament who led the successful passage of the Hunting Act 2004 that outlawed fox hunting
* John Mackey, vegan CEO of Whole Foods Market, the world’s leading natural and organic foods supermarket and a driving force behind higher standards in animal welfare