CARE Tour 2004
Press Release

Triangle Vegetarian Society Hosts
Brenda Davis and Anthony Marr

What: Speakers Anthony Marr and Brenda Davis

When: Saturday, January 10, 2004, 4-5:30 pm and 7-9:30 pm

Where: Parkwood Branch of Durham Public Library, 5122 Revere Rd, Durham

Who: Public interested in issues of nutrition, vegetarianism, Mad Cow disease, animal preservation, or tigers

Cost: free (optionally collect $1-2 toward hall rental of evening event)

Reservations: not required

Sponsor: Triangle Vegetarian Society, P.O. Box 3364, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-3364, (919)489-3340,

Event Information on Web: Available on

Context: CARE tour,; a 40-state, 7-month speaking tour

The Triangle Vegetarian Society (TVS) welcomes Canadians Brenda Davis, Registered Dietitian, nutritionist, and author, and internationally recognized tiger preservationist Anthony Marr, to the Triangle. They are visiting us as part of their 40-state, 7-month speaking tour.

Brenda Davis is a leading nutritionist and an internationally acclaimed speaker. She is a past chair of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and author of books, "Becoming Vegetarian" (new edition just out), "Becoming Vegan", "Dairy-free and Delicious", and the newly released "Defeating Diabetes". She has also authored numerous professional and lay articles, and spoken at several ADA Conferences and the National Nutrition Conferences in several countries. She lives in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, with her husband Paul and, traveling with her, her son Cory.

We're further honored to have equally renowned Anthony Marr, from Vancouver on the west coast of Canada, visiting us. He has led three deep-rural-India tiger saving expeditions, as well as conducted undercover operations in urban settings to catch smugglers and traders of endangered species products. He was honored as the "Champion of the Bengal Tiger" in the TV documentary series "Champions of the Wild", which was aired in 20 countries on the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, & Knowledge Network. His 400- image slideshow, which he will be giving on Saturday and which all ages should enjoy, on the Bengal Tiger has been very well received in schools, libraries & for general audiences, and has been seen by over 120,000 students in hundreds of schools on three continents.


On Saturday, January 10, Anthony will speak on endangered species preservation and give his "Tigers Forever" slide show at the Parkwood Branch of the Durham Public Library from 4-5:30p. The library is at 5122 Revere Rd (zip code 27713), close to route 54, east of Southpoint Mall and west of route 55; the number is 919-560-0260. The slide show hilights his efforts and victories over the years in fighting for tiger preservation, and has won rave reviews from adults, students of all ages, and children in a number of countries. Shortly after the show, we will have a potluck dinner. The public is welcome and there is no charge.

Potluck Dinner

At 7p on January 10, we will be having a potluck dinner at the Durham Friends Meeting House (404 Alexander Ave near Duke Gardens). The public is again invited and there is no charge, though we will ask for a voluntary $1-2 contribution toward hall rental. Please bring a vegetarian, preferably fully-plant-based vegan (no meat, fish, eggs, dairy, honey, non-vegan marshmallows, etc.), dish with ingredients labeled and serving utensils to share, and your own place setting. Feel free to bring bottled cider, prepared hummus, fruit, or other easy items that you can pick up.

Around 8:15, Anthony will speak for 10 minutes summarizing his work for those who can't make the slide show, then Brenda will speak for an hour on "Eating for Life: Constructing the Optimal Diet (and avoiding 'Mad Cow' Disease)". This talk addresses current knowledge about diet and disease, getting the right food and avoiding other foods, issues of calcium and vitamin D, and practical ways to modify our diets to minimize disease risk and maximize our protection. She will make a few comments about the current "Mad Cow" scare, as well. That brings us to around 9:30, so we'll break and have additional questions addressed informally.