lovin’ on the chimps: the vida vegan galarama + silent auction

vvc-2013-galarama-poster-webSeriously, big promise time right here—I will finish the blog reboot after Vida Vegan Con. Ever try to plan a three-day conference for 350 people, plus off-site events and a big charity gala in the middle of it all? Oh, when it’s not a real job and you don’t get paid to do it? Yeah, so I’m asking for patience and forgiving here.

Side note, speaking of patience and forgiveness and all things lovely: Last weekend, my boy Tom was part of the Dalai Lama’s visit to Portland, so I got to attend the public talks. The videos are here—do give ’em a look or even a listen. This isn’t a religious teaching, but some interfaith/secular discussion and general compassion in regards to Earth and its sentient beings…and non-Earthly beings.

Anyway, back on point! I just wanted to spread the word about the Galarama + Silent Auction we’re holding for Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest, a home for chimps who’d spent their lives being leased out for biomedical testing. Check out the CSNW website here, and watch the videos, read the blog, and donate if you can. This is a relatively new sanctuary up in Washington, and they’re doing so much for these chimps that I believe as they are able to grow and take on more residents, they will do it right.

If you’re in Portland next weekend, this party is open to the public, so please get your ticket here or at the door, and bid on some fantastic items from some very generous folks. (And buy a drink or threewe need to cover our expenses, and event insurance ain’t cheap!) We’ll have snacks and a cash bar and DJs and a photobooth and the So Delicious Sundae Bar Spectacular…and one or two food carts on site if you’re still hungry. (And yes, you can get way fancy…or don your coziest hoodie.)

See you there?