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2007 EXTRAVEGANZA! MORAL COURAGE AWARD
JULY 26, 2007 1:00 PM

AND THE WINNER IS…

JENNI SHORTT, GRAPHIC DESIGNER AND OWNER OF TIPPITAPPI
In a small city that offers ready access to sustainable farming, celebrity vegan chefs, animal compassion organizations, veg-friendly restaurants, and an engaged community of hardcore vegan foodies, it is easy to forget that in most places, a commitment to the vegan lifestyle requires a lot more patience, imagination, and moral courage than some of us lucky Grand Rapidians have had to muster. As a means of both exhibiting our gratitude for what we have here and encouraging others who are putting it all on the line for their convictions elsewhere, we hereby institute the ExtraVEGANza! Moral Courage Awards.

We are pleased to announce that the inaugural recipient of this award is our new friend Jenni Shortt of Tippitappi fame. Stay tuned for a more in depth story on Jenni’s inspiring journey into animal consciousness and her courageous leap of faith into full-time vegan activism through graphic design. In the meanwhile, read her blog or check out her t-shirts. Put some thought into which one is your favorite; when we post our more in-depth profile on Jenni and her work, there just might be an opportunity for you to snag that snappy tee with the help of a substantial subsidy from extraVEGANza!