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JANUARY 3, 2009 7:25 PM

Mark Your Calendars: January 23-24, 2009 in Grand Rapids, MI
It is something of a tradition here at extraVEGANza! to go into a brief period of hibernation over the holidays and then return with a "COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO!" in the new year to promote our annual Wake Up Weekend festivities. Remember how much fun you had in 2007 and 2008? You attended workshops and lectures, you wore your extraVEGANza! pride on your sleeve, you prepared and ate award-winning vegan chili, and you purchased artwork by a variety of fantastic national and regional artists, all for the worthy cause of compassion for animals!

Lucky for you, Wake Up Weekend 2009 is right around the corner, featuring yet another full slate of A-list speakers and events to kick off a new year of animal-friendly living in Grand Rapids and beyond! As ever, we'll be bringing some of the movement's most exciting people to our fair city and rallying ya'll to fire up your vegan chili-making skills. We've got a few innovations in store as well, including a print sale that will make Wake Up Weekend artwork more affordable for everyone, a $10.00 all-you-can-eat vegan brunch buffet at Brick Road Pizza, and additional sessions on cutting-edge topics including Animal Advocacy and Religion, and Compassionate Eating and Race Awareness. Stay tuned for the official schedule TBA in just a few days!