International Vegetarian Union (IVU)
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23rd IVU World Vegetarian Congress 1975
Orono, Maine, USA

from Vegetarian Voice, Vol.1, No.6, (Nov/Dec)1974:

Program Stresses Practical Aspects

MALAGA, N.J. - The precedent-shattering 23rd World Vegetarian Congress - the first ever held in the western hemisphere - will be unique in many respects.

For the first time, a comprehensive and diversified "how-to-do-it" public educational program will be presented, featuring workshops, intensive classes, seminars, as well as lectures and panel discussions.

Some of the lecture topics currently being planned, are given on page 3. Classes, seminars, and workshop subjects on the educational program will be as follows:

  • Natural Childbirth & Infant Feeding - 2 sessions, to be presented 3 times during the Educational Program of the Congress (the first calendar week).
  • Vegetarian Homesteading - 3 sessions, presented twice.
  • Balanced Program for Natural Living - 2 sessions, presented 3 times in the week.
  • Vegetarian Cookery - 2 sessions, possibly repeated
  • Scientific Vegetarian Nutrition - 3 sessions, presented twice during the week.
  • Raising A Healthy Vegetarian Family - 2 sessions, presented twice in the week.
  • Decentralization & Simple Living - 2 sessions, presented twice in week.
  • Protein, Vitamins, Minerals - 2 sessions, presented 3 times in week.
  • Organic Gardening Methods - 2 sessions, presented twice in the week
  • The Vegan Viewpoint - 1 session - to be presented 3 times in the week.
  • How To Organize a Vegetarian Society Or Study/Action Group In Your Area - 1 session, held twice.
  • Publicizing Vegetarianism Through The Mass-Media - session, presented twice in the week.
  • The Pillars Of Ahimsa (Dynamic Harmlessness) - 1 session, once only.
  • Vegetarianism In Religion And Spiritual Life (Symposium) - 3 sessions, presented once.
  • The Vegetarian Philosophy Of Pythagoras - 1 session, given once.
  • Natural Eye-Care & Eye Exercises - 2 sessions, presented twice in week.

Classes that are expected to be especially well-attended, are scheduled to be presented more than once.

The entire educational program is scheduled during the first calendar week, leaving the balance of time for enjoying the campus and surrounding area recreational facilities, informal discussion, relaxing.