Just like last year, Wake Up Weekend in Grand Rapids was a heck of a weekend. It was an honor to be invited back by Calvin College's Matt Halteman, Adam Wolpa and Students for Compassionate Living, who put on perhaps the most succesful and well-attended WuW yet, with the help of other sponsors including exgtraVEGANza! and Animals & Society Institute. The always eclectic and stimulating events included presentations and panels from a diverse group of animal and food advocates, an activist art gallery, a lecture on Old Testament animal sacrifice and an unbelievably tasty array of vegan food (you'd be surprised).
Please click on the following link to listen to or download an mp3 of my presentation on not one sparrow from Friday (please forgive any hiccups, I didn't feel very articulate this year), below which are slideshows of the accompanying PowerPoint:
And photos from the weekend graciously provided by Matt Halteman:
(Many thanks to my incredibly hospitable host for the weekend, Andy Wallner, and his beautiful Tennessean dog Dixie. Presentation Scripture passages from the New International Version; presentation slideshow credits include: 123rf.com, Ali Beem, Daryl DeVries, Joshua DeVries, Farm Sanctuary, Loldogs and Wikipedia Commons; the books Animals & Christianity by Andrew Linzey & Tom Regan, Animal Theology by Andrew Linzey, Compassionate Eating as Care of Creation by Matthew Halteman, Dominion by Matthew Scully, God Humans and Animals by Robert Wennberg, Serve God Save the Planet by Matthew Sleeth; the films Amazing Grace and The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill; and the sites Facebook and SustainLane.)