Our main “festival” event is a benefit for Maple Farm Sanctuary. It is a vegan potluck with an afternoon of presentations by speakers, artists and musicians that is being partnered with Maple Farm Sanctuary. As a very special feature of the afternoon, speaker Lewis Randa will present The Peace Abbey’s 2016 Courage of Conscience Award to Maple Farm Sanctuary’s co-founder and director, Cheri Vandersluis. For tickets, visit www.maplefarmsanctuary.org.
The Potluck will be served from 11am to 3pm. Presentations and speakers will be 12:30-4pm. 100% of this event's proceeds benefit Maple Farm Sanctuary.
12:30 – The Promise Is Hope (musical duo ) www.thepromiseishope.com
1:00 – Compassion Arts www.compassionarts.org
1:10 – Citizens for Farm Animal Protection www.citizensforfarmanimals.com
1:20 – Marlene Narrow, WCUW radio host of Vegan Nation www.wcuw.org
1:40 – Alfee Westgroves, WCUW host of Vegan Parenting Tips www.wcuw.org
2:00 – Videos: Reflections on Creativity for Change
2:20 – Donald Vincent poet, rapper, educator, founder Mr. Hip Presents www.mrhippresents.com
2:40 – Jane O’Hara – Visual Artist www.janeohara.com www.beastsofburden.org
3:00 – Lewis Randa – founder of The Peace Abbey www.peaceabbey.org
3:20 – Peace Abbey presentation of Courage of Conscience Award to Cheri Vandersluis 3:30 – Cheri Vandersluis of Maple Farm Sanctaury www.maplefarmsanctuary.org
4pm – Close