|Enewsletter • November 28, 2007|
This issues is sponsored by Vegetarian Shoes and Bags
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Katie Kloth leaflets at the University of Wisconsin -- Stevens Point; photo by Jon Camp.
Thanks so much to everyone whose hard work and donations have made this possible!
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Vegan Outreach is teaming up with Marathon Matt to raise money for the Adopt a College program. Team Vegan members will be professionally trained (in the Bay area or via e-mail) to run the Santa Cruz Half Marathon/10k on April 13, 2008. All ages and exercise levels welcome!
We know that when we leaflet colleges, we create new vegetarians -- it's that simple. Every new vegetarian puts pressure on the meat industry, helps the veggie food world grow, and most importantly, spares dozens of animals a year from fear and pain.
When you join Team Vegan and raise $1,000 from your friends and co-workers, you'll be responsible for creating dozens of new vegetarians! Check out the details and please forward to everyone you know.
We need your help to expand our leafleting work -- thank you, and we'll see you in Santa Cruz!
Product of the Week
Jesse: Organic Naturepops Lollipops. I was searching for candies I could give my class as a reward for doing outstanding work. I found these lollipops and they are truly delicious. The flavors taste very intense.
Notes from All Over
Vegans Give Thanks
"The aroma of stuffing, gravy and potatoes filled a banquet hall decked out in the browns and oranges of the holiday, but Thanksgiving's most well-known symbol and main course was absent from the gathering. No turkey, no worries, said the majority of people who attended the second Vegan Thanksgiving Day Feast. ... More than 130 vegans and vegetarians [including Jodi Chemes, pictured] celebrated the holiday by bringing their favorite nonmeat dishes to the potluck feast."
Notes from Our Members
I've been really struggling
these past few days -- Thanksgiving
is hitting me hard. The thought
of all those turkeys being slaughtered,
the suffering they endured beforehand
... well, let's just say that I've
burst out in tears more than once
lately. I even wondered if I'd have
to skip Thanksgiving dinner at my
parents' house -- everyone there
eats meat. How could I handle it?
How could I do anything but sob
at the table?
At Camosun College
in Victoria, BC, a student mentioned
to Sarat (pictured here) that he
had previously received a booklet
and is now veg. Another student
to whom I had given a booklet returned
later to tell me that he's convinced.
He then happily accepted a Guide
to Cruelty-Free Eating.
The funniest comment was from a
tough-looking guy who accepted an
Even If earlier. On his
way back from the cafeteria, he
was holding four muffins and said
to me "I'm going all muffin."
Leafleting at the Thanksgiving
Parade in Charlotte,
NC was a terrific day of outreach!
One college student came up to me
with his friend and said that he
had a conversation with me about
vegetarianism on the Winston-Salem
State campus and was so happy to
see me out here again. He thanked
me for leafleting and said that
it's really making a difference
- his friend eagerly took a WV.
Another gentleman said he had received
a veg leaflet from me at Livingstone
College a couple of weeks back.
And a college-aged woman told her
group of six friends that this is
the literature she had received
elsewhere and was telling them about
earlier and insisted that they read
it. All six of them excitedly took
literature. Too many other positive
comments to report, but one of the
best came as I was walking back
to my car: a woman I had just leafleted
said that she was very happy to
have received a booklet and planned
on working towards becoming a vegetarian.
Her mother said the same thing and
both thanked me profusely for being