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IVU ONLINE NEWS - November 2004


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During the summer we have been adding more details of speakers/lecturers to the website, the full program should be avaialable soon. Everything is on course for the first IVU Congress in Latin America, and it looks like being one of the best ever.




. . . there was an International Congress in St. Louis, USA - September 1904. See for details.



First Vegetarian Congress
promoted by the Spanish Vegetarian Union (UVE)
October 9-12, 2004
Hotel Roca Esmeralda, Calpe (Alicante, Spain)

The impressive rock "Penon de Ifach", the most emblematic symbol of the Costa Blanca, will preside the First Vegetarian Congress promoted by the Spanish Vegetarian Union (UVE). The Congress will take place at the Hotel Roca Esmeralda, a 3 stars hotel located first line on the beach of Calpe (Alicante).

This meeting will host outstanding activists of the vegetarian movement, and the programme will include workshops, conferences and debates on topics related to vegetarian diets, health and holistic development, animal rights and environmental protection. Also cookery demonstrations will be offered, there will be exhibitors with educational materials, books, etc., and additionally there will be some entertainment activities, excursions, etc.

Lectures will be mainly in Spanish, but additional workshops in English can be scheduled if a group of foreign attendants signs up.

Vegetarian/vegan food will be available as buffet meals, to meet everyone's requirements.
For more details, please visit

Primer Congreso Vegetariano
Unión Vegetariana Española (UVE)
9-12 de octubre de 2004
Hotel Roca Esmeralda, Calpe (Alicante)

El imponente Peñón de Ifach, el símbolo más emblemático de la Costa Blanca, presidirá el Primer Congreso de la Unión Vegetariana Española (UVE). El Congreso tendrá lugar en el Hotel Roca Esmeralda, hotel de 3 estrellas situado en primera línea de la Playa de Levante de la localidad de Calpe (Alicante).
Contará con la presencia de destacados activistas del movimiento vegetariano, y el programa incluirá talleres, conferencias y debates sobre temas relacionados con las dietas vegetarianas, la salud y el desarrollo holístico, los derechos de los animales y la defensa del medio ambiente. Igualmente se ofrecerán demostraciones de cocina, habrá expositores con material divulgativo, libros, etc., y aparte se organizarán actividades de tipo lúdico, visitas turísticas, etc.
Existirá un servicio de comidas tipo buffet acorde con los requisitos vegetarianos.
Para más información, visitar la página



(Oct 15 -21) - 30th anniversary of FFL

October 15-21 marks the annual observance of Feed the World Week where Food for Life volunteers and concerned vegetarians distribute free food to those in need. 2004 also marks the 108th anniversary of the birth of the founder of Food for Life, Swami Prabhupada and the 30th anniversary of Food for Life. Food for Life is the world's largest vegan food relief and currently serves free meals to the needy at a rate of one meal every second. More than 100 million free meals have been served since the program began 30 years ago in 1974.

Food for Life Global - Volunteers Needed!
The headquarters for the world's largest vegan food relief is in need of volunteers for various services.

Please contact If you or someone you know would like to volunteer any of the following skills: graphic design, web application development, grant writing, fund raising, web marketing, or writing.

For more information, visit



Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Reggie Lewis Athletic Center, 1350 Tremont Street, Boston

Free admission, free food sampling, free parking!

Over 100 exhibitors offer a chance to explore and taste free samples, enjoy discount shopping,learn from top national speakers and chefs. Educational exhibits on the environment and animals. Kids activities.

Organized by the Boston Vegetarian Society.
Info: 617-424-8846



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