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23rd IVU World Vegetarian Congress 1975
Orono, Maine, USA

from Vegetarian Voice, Vol.2, No.4, Jul/Aug 1975:

Congress Program

Wednesday, August 20

9:00 - 10:15 A.M.

  • CHILDREN'S PROGRAM: OUR FRIENDS, THE ANIMALS - Smt. Rukmini Devi Arundale - in the Congress Day-Care Center, Lingyel Hall, at the South-West corner of the campus
  • IVU MEMBER SOCIETY PROGRESS REPORTS - in the Main Gym, at the N. End of Mall

10:45 A.M. - NOON

  • ONLY ONE adult class time today, due to IVU business meeting. For remainder of week, there will be 2 class times each morning, at 9:00 and at 10:45 A.M.
  • YOUTH SESSION: GOOD HEALTH IS NATURAL
    Dr. Alec Burton, Carnegie rm. 202

  • LIVING THE GOOD LIFE, PART 1
    Scott and Helen Nearing - Main Gym
  • SYMPOSIUM: VEGETARIANISM AND NATURAL LIVING AROUND THE WORLD, PART 1 - Bennet Hall, room 137
    Chairman: Mr. Philip Pick
    Mrs. Madge Cockburn, Australia; Fred Whittle, Australia; Lic. German Alberti, Venezuela; Prof. Otto Robinsohn, Israel; and others.
  • BALANCED PROGRAM FOR NATURAL LIVING, I
    Dr. Karl-Otto Aly - Aubert Hall, room 316
    Dr. Ralph Bircher - Nutting Hall, room 100
    Dr. Edwin Flatto - Little Hall, rm. 120
    Rev. Alice Holtman - N. Stevens, rm 37
  • PROTEIN, VITAMINS, MINERALS, PART I
    Dr. David A. Phillips - Little Hall, rm 140
    Dr. Henry J. Weber - Aubert Hall, room 428
  • NATURAL CHILDBIRTH & INFANT FEEDING
    R. J. Cheetham - Bennett, rm. 141
  • NATURAL EYE CARE EXERCISES, PART I
    Robert Zuraw - Bennett, rm 140
  • VEGETARIAN COOKERY, PART I
    Edythe Schechter - Little Hall, room 110
    (The above are Part 1 of 2-day classes; plan to attend both parts. Following are 1-day classes.)
  • PANEL: PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF TOTAL-VEGETARIAN LIVING - Hauck Auditorium
    Moderator: H. Jay Dinshah
    Grace Smith, Serena Coles, Victoria Mucie, Rubin Abramovitz, Fed Whittle
  • HEALTH PROBLEMS RELATED TO MEAT EATING
    Dr. Myron Krueger - Little Hall, room 130
    Dudley Ghiel - Barrows, room 153
    Dr. V. N. Jai - Boardman, room 344
  • ACID/ALKALINE BALANCE IN NUTRITION
    Bob Lewanski - Boardman, rm. 336
  • THE POWER OF BREATH
    Dr. Martin Fritz - Coburn, rm. 15
  • RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS
    Keki R. Sidhwa - Jenness, rm 100
  • ETHICAL AND MORAL ASPECTS OF VEGETARIANISM
    Louis Warter - Little Hall, room 203
    Prof. Tom Regan - Shibbles Hall, room 207

2:00 - 3:00 P.M.

  • VEGETARIANISM IN SPORTS AND ATHLETICS: LECTURE AND TENNIS DEMONSTRATIONS
    Peter Burwash and assistants - On the tennis courts East of Main Gym.

3:00 - 6:00 P.M.

  • IVU BUSINESS MEETING AND ELECTION - In the main gym. All are invited to attend.

7:15 - 7:30 P.M.

  • MUSICAL PRELUDE TO THE EVENING SESSION IN THE MAIN GYM, AT NORTH END OF MALL

7:30 SHARP! - 9:30 P.M.

  • SPECIAL EVENING PROGRAM - TONIGHT ONLY
    HELD IN THE FOOTBALL FIELD (behind Main Gym)
    PROGRAM THEME: FEEDING THIS HUNGRY WORLD
    Chairman for this session, Rubin Abramovitz
    THE ECONOMIC SIDE OF VEGETARIANISM
    Prof. Daniel Hoffman (20 min)
    ON BEING MY BROTHER'S KEEPER
    Robert Pinkus (10 min)
    LOOK TO THE TREES
    Richard St. Barbe Baker (30 min)
    FUNERAL FOR A FAMINE
    A symbolic mock funeral service dramatizing the fact that natural vegetarian living could eliminate hunger and starvation from this planet (10 min)
    LET'S LEND A HAND
    H. Jay Dinshah (5 min)
    FASTING FOR HEALTH
    Dr. Alec Burton (30 min)
    This evening's session will mark the beginning of an OPTIONAL 1-day fast (which will be explained during the program), wherein Congress attendees will be invited to join in abstaining from food until the following day's dinner, in a gesture of sympathy with the hungry and starving human beings in this world. Savings realized from the meals not eaten, will be forwarded by IVU via established vegetarian famine-relief and development channels, to an area of great need. Normal meals will be served, for all who do not or cannot join in the fast.

Thursday 21