WAKE UP WEEKEND 2014–APRIL 24-26, GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN
Our annual grassroots celebration of animal-friendly food, art, education, and advocacy brought to you by Calvin College, Calvin College Office for Multicultural Affairs, and Our Kitchen Table, with support from our friends at Bartertown, CVLT PIZZA, extraVEGANza!, and Vegan Grand Rapids.
All events are free and open to the public (excluding the optional vegan brunch on Saturday morning). Donations to defray costs are cheerfully accepted. Questions? Write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
9:00 pm—Afro-Vegan Small Bites Reception + Book Signing (Copies of Afro-Vegan will be available for sale)
5:30 pm—Compassionate Comestibles Vegan Potluck*
At an event where omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans are coming together in fellowship, a vegan bill of fare insures that everyone can enjoy what’s on the menu. What’s your favorite vegan recipe? Bring a dish to share and find out where others come down on this appetizing question! Need a few ideas? The Sweet Life, Vegan Yum Yum, Post Punk Kitchen, and ChooseVeg never disappoint. *Please help us to reduce our ecological footprint by bringing your own washable or recyclable dinnerware and perhaps an extra setting or two for our out-of-town guests and last-minute participants.
7:30 pm—7th Annual Animals and the Kingdom of God Lecture
Charles C. Camosy, Fordham University
“Should Pro-Lifers Be Vegetarians?”
9:00 pm—Reception and Book-Signing with Charles Camosy
3:00 pm—Steven McMullen, Calvin College
“Is Capitalism to Blame?: Animal Lives in the Marketplace” (106 S. Division)
5:00 pm—Vegan Chili Cook-off–Registration begins at 4:30 pm (106 S. Division)
Want to go for the glory in the most competitive vegan chili cook-off in the land? Please send an e-mail to email@example.com at your earliest convenience to register your signature chili for the chance to earn the ultimate bragging rights. In a pinch, you slackers out there can still register a chili on the day of the event, but it will greatly help our planning to know your intentions in advance. Please plan to have your chili on site and ready to eat by 5:00 pm. Registration begins at 4:30.
8:00 pm–Closing Reception for “Putting It All Together: A Wake Up Weekend Exhibit”
The compassion-minded curators behind such past Wake Up Weekend art events as “Named and Nameless” and “Kinship” (Brett Colley and Adam Wolpa) present their latest consciousness-raising effort, “Putting It All Together.” Rooted in anthropological curiosity, this exhibit will interrogate our strained, often absurd relationship to other animals through an array of cultural artifacts and oddities. Objects on view will range from the cute to the grotesque, extracted from our everyday experience with art, advertising, and design. Prepare to laugh and to cry, and above all to make connections between various, visual outputs of prevailing ideological apparatuses.