Reclaim the Commons Counter-Biotech Convergence in Chicago

Starting Date: 04-08-2006
Starting Time: 2:00pm
Ending Date: 04-12-2006

Chicago, Illinois 60606
United States
The Biotech Industry Organization (BIO) is coming to Chicago this April for their annual international convention and PR Extravaganza – BIO 2006. BIO is an organization of the world’s biggest agribusiness, pharmaceutical and bioweapons corporations.

Reclaim The Commons! is responding with four days of events, from Saturday April 8th to Tuesday April 11th, to educate, inform and link together people and movements that are working to reclaim our public space and common heritage from transnational biotech corporate interests. Please join us in Chicago -- check out our schedule of events here:

Reclaim the Commons from BIO! Sat.: Festival in Federal Plaza, 2-5 PM, Panel Discussion at DePaul on GE and Human Rights, 6:30 PM Sun.: Workshops, 9am – 5pm, Acme Art Works, Concert, 7:30, Acme Art Works Mon.: Action in Solidarity with Farmers, time/loc. TBA Tues.: Community Gardening Project, 9am-3pm, Nelson St. & N. Califorina Ave., Parade! 4:30 pm, Merchandise Mart (N. Franklin at the river) |

Animal Rights Protest Schedule

Saturday, April 8th @ 6:00pm
Protest the Biotech Institute Opening Reception & Banquet
Sheraton Chicago Hotel
301 E. North Water Street
This Banquet is sponsored by Abbott Labs, one of Huntingdon Life Sciences' (HLS)
larger customers. Lets let them and the other people who murder animals for a
living know that the torture Abbott pays for at HLS and the torture they inflict
on the animals themselves is nothing to celebrate.

Sunday, April 9th Starting @ 11:00am
Protest the Biotech Career Fair
Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 E. Wacker Drive
Come out to educate the next generation of Biotech workers to the
reality of animal experimentation.

Tuesday, April 11th from 8:30am to 10:45am
Meet at the Corner of Cermak & Michigan.
Protest the BIO convention at McCormick place as they holds a workshop
discussing the threat posed to the Bio industry by the animal rights
movement. As they discuss us inside, lets let them know that they can
talk all they like, but we aren't going anywhere until every cage is empty!

Wednesday, April 12th from 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Closing reception at the Chicago Theater
175 N. State Street.
Let's send them home with a clear message that we will never forget the animals nor will we forgive their industry for murdering them.

Please do everything you can to make it out to these events, this is a great opportunity to send a powerful message to the people who are directly responsible for the torture of murder of millions of animals a year. Don't let the chance pass you by. Come out and let the BIO convention know that they aren't welcome in Chicago!!!
Geographical Scope: International

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