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Saturday, JULY 8th<br><br>
Classical Flute Recital<br><br><br><br>
Richard Cahn will be playing original compositions and classical music on the flute. He has performed as a flutist in the Aspen Festival Orchestra, NY Opera Orchestra, Greenwich House Orchestra and various freelance jobs. He currently teaches music courses at Brooklyn College.<br><br><br><br>
Taking Political Action for Animals!<br><br><br><br>
The League of Humane Voters of New York City (LOHV-NYC)<br><br>
John Phillips, Executive Director*<br><br><a href="http://www.humanenyc.org/aboutus.htm" target="_blank">www.humanenyc.org/aboutus.htm</a><br><br><br><br>
Network and meet other animal lovers and activists in your area.<br><br>
Get involved with taking political action for animals -- the only way to make a difference.<br><br>
Learn how to elect candidates to office who will enact animal protection legislation.<br><br>
What you can do as a citizen to further the rights of animals and get laws passed, and how you can make a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of animals every year.<br><br>
Get answers and help for any animal concern you are presently experiencing; be it wildlife or companion pets.<br><br><br><br>
Founded in 2001, LOHV-NYC has become the political arm of the local animal protection movement and mobilizes public concern for animals through the democratic political process by building support amongst citizens, activists, political parties, candidates and elected representatives all over the city. Recognizing that animal protection is a political issue as well as a moral issue, they campaign for the election of humane candidates to public office. With the goal of electing humane-minded candidates to the city and state legislatures, they were the first and still are the only registered political action committee (PAC) focused on humane issues in the city.<br><br><br><br>
*John was named Executive Director of the League of Humane Voters of New York City in 2004. Under his leadership, the LOHV-NYC published the city's first ever scorecard for the New York City Council, which tracks Council Members support for humane legislation, and organized the city's fiirst humane lobby day, bringing dozens of animal advocates to City Hall to lobby their elected officials. John has been quoted and/or his work has been featured in the New York Times, the New York Post, the New York Press, SATYA magazine and El Diario, among others.<br><br><br><br>
An experienced organizer, John's been active with various social justice groups since he was 14 not coincidentally the same age he adopted a vegan lifestyle. Prior to his work with LOHV-NYC, John was active with peace, anti-hunger, environmental and LGBTQ youth advocacy groups. A lover of gourmet vegan food, John enjoys cooking for the hungry including friends with or without homes whenever he has the opportunity. John lives with two rescued dogs J.R. and Magic in midtown Manhattan.<br><br><br><br>
TIME: 1 - 4 PM<br><br><br><br>
LOCATION: 242 East 53 Street<br><br>
New York, NY<br><br>
(between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)<br><br><a href="http://www.manhattanbirdclub.com" target="_blank">http://www.manhattanbirdclub.com</a>
 
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