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Social Cause Book of the Year Award from PETA

Social Cause Book of the Year Winner

PETA’s Proggy Awards to Animal-Friendly Companies and People

PETA’s Proggy Awards recognize animal-friendly achievement in 21st century culture and commerce. There are 48 winners, ranging from producers and marketers of vegan foods and cruelty-free personal-care and household products to companies and individuals helping to promote respect and empathy for animals in books, music, and film.

In Move the Message, communications consultant and activist Josephine Bellaccomo offers a step-by-step process, complete with tips, tactics, strategies, examples, and exercises, to ensure that your message is focused, powerful, and unstoppable. The book is a tool kit for activists, outlining all the necessary steps for us to target our message to the people with the power to make a difference, design and pitch a compelling presentation, field questions and comments to energize your audience to take action, and move the message to others.

Whether the difference you want is local or global, this guide is essential for activists and concerned individuals working to create lasting change.


Josephine’s Speaking Tour Schedule

Josephine’s Speaking Engagements and Workshops

Renaissance Hotel, Washington, DC, Taking Action for Animals 2006, “Delivering the Message,” September 2-5, 2006

Source of Life Center, New York City, The Humane Leadership Academy, “Making a Difference and Changing the World,” July 9, 2006

Hofstra University Cultural Center, “Animal Rights and Wrongs,” April 19, 2006

Westin LAX Hotel, Los Angeles “Moving Your Message” Animal Rights 2005 July 7-11, 2005

The Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY “Powering Your Message” Retreat for Nonprofits May 25, 2005

Fourth Unitarian Universalist Society, New York City Book Fair – Book Siging May 14, 2005

Fourth Unitarian Universalist Society, New York City “Reclaiming Our Voice: Religious Values in the 21st Century” Interfaith Voices Conference May 7, 2005

Holyrood Episcopal Church, New York City “Engaging Your Audience” Grassroots Animal Rights Conference March 31-April 3, 2005

New York University Law School, New York City “Advocating for Animals: Moving Legislators and Legal Audiences to Action” Sponsored by The League of Humane Voters and NYU Student Animal League Defense Fund March 21, 2005

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis “Powering and Designing Your Message” Demand Liberation Conference February 19-20, 2005

University of Texas, Austin “Moving Your Message” Demand Liberation Conference February 12-13, 2005

University of Florida, Gainesville “Powering and Designing Your Message” Demand Liberation Conference February 5-6, 2004

Harvard Law School, Boston “Powering Your Message” Demand Liberation Conference November 13, 2004

The William Way LGBT Center, Philadelphia “Targeting Your Message” Demand Liberation Conference November 6, 2004

University of California, Berkeley “Moving Your Message” Liberation Now! National Conference October 30-31, 2004