DANB & Future Collaboration with the University of Florida

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DANB & Future Collaboration with the University of Florida
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“Camille Marino” <camille@negotiationisover.com> (Add as Preferred Sender)
Date: Sun, Dec 19, 2010 8:25 pm
To: “Sally McDonell – Office Mgr, Dance Alive National Ballet” <dalive@bellsouth.net>, “Dara Schmoyer, Siegel Artistic Management” <Dara@siegelartist.com>, “Jennifer Morris, Siegel Artistic Management” <jennifer@siegelartist.com>, “Liz Silverstein, Siegel Artistic Management” <liz@siegelartist.com>

I am the founder of NIO Florida, a group of grassroots activists who are dedicated to exposing the horrific animal abuse and taxpayer fraud of which the University of Florida is guilty by virtue of their torture-research business.

Over the past month, our members tried to contact DANB several times and were repeatedly told that your ballet company was not involved with the “Chocolate & Champagne Gala” held on UF’s campus last evening. Oddly enough, I was told repeatedly last night that the festivities were to benefit DANB and not UF. Irrespective of your motivations for evading this issue, please understand that, by holding any cultural event or celebration on their property, you are responsible for supporting their crimes.

Last night’s disruption of your gala was minor.

At this point, I must strongly urge you to re-consider your association with UF and begin looking toward a new venue for next year’s traditional event. We hope that we will not need to protest your performances and events wherever they may be held. And, certainly, any further celebrations held on UF’s campus would likely be less-than-festive for your patrons.

I hope that you will consider severing your association with the University of Florida.

Thank you for your consideration and attention to this matter.

I look forward to your response.

Sincerely,

Camille Marino
Founder
NIO Florida

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