Machipongo, VA - Along with great food, family and friends, this
year's annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner hosted by the Vegetarian
Society of Washington DC (VSDC) features a keynote address by United
Poultry Concerns President Dr. Karen Davis.
Karen Davis's presentation "Living at Thanksgiving" explores
celebratory themes from her book More Than a Meal: The Turkey in
History, Myth, Ritual, and Reality published by Lantern Books.
"Celebration can include evolution," Karen Davis affirms. "In the
religious realm, if we can substitute animal flesh for human flesh
and bread and wine for all flesh, and view these changes as advances
of civilization and not as inferior substitutes, we are ready to go
forward in our everyday lives on ground that is already laid."
Karen will talk about the beautiful rescued turkeys who inspired her
to write a book about them. "When you start seeing turkeys such as
our Florence as friends instead of food, it really changes your
outlook," she says. "I can tell stories that will melt the heart of
VSDC's Thanksgiving Day Dinner takes place Thursday, November 28 at
the Hyatt Regency Bethesda in Bethesda, Maryland from 12 Noon to 5PM.
Reservations are essential. There is no walk-in registration. For
more information, go to http://www.vsdc.org/calendar.html
United Poultry Concerns is a nonprofit organization that
promotes the compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl.
For more information visit www.UPC-online.org