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Compassion Arts Festival: Vegan Potluck & Presenters

  • Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Mendon and Uxbridge 13 Maple Street Mendon, MA, 01756 United States (map)

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

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 )
1:00 – Compassion Arts
1:10 – Citizens for Farm Animal Protection
1:20 – Marlene Narrow, WCUW radio host of Vegan Nation
1:40 – Alfee Westgroves, WCUW host of Vegan Parenting Tips
2:00 – Videos: Reflections on Creativity for Change
2:20 – Donald Vincent poet, rapper, educator, founder Mr. Hip Presents
2:40 – Jane O’Hara – Visual Artist
3:00 – Lewis Randa – founder of The Peace Abbey
3:20 – Peace Abbey presentation of Courage of Conscience Award to Cheri Vandersluis 3:30 – Cheri Vandersluis of Maple Farm Sanctaury
4pm – Close

Earlier Event: October 21
Concert for Compassion Arts Festival
Later Event: November 13
“Most Good” Book Study Workshop