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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  July 15, 2009


Notes from Vegan Outreach

Links of the Week

AAC leafleter Aashish Bhimani.


Vegan Prom a Smashing Success!

Jack Norris and Jon Camp

Because of the generosity of our members, Vegan Outreach raised $5,583 to promote veganism at last weekend’s prom. Through the generosity of our matching donor, that’s $11,166! A special thanks to Endangered Species Chocolate, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Maggie Mudd, Organic Fine Arts Baking by Shannon Michelle, Red Truck Wines, Sjaak’s Organic Chocolates, The Stanford Inn by the Sea, Sun Flour Baking Company, Tofutti, and Zevia Natural Diet Soda. The event was possible only because of the hard work of Kristie Phelps, Mark Middleton, Henry Chen, Mark Foy, Michelle Cehn, Jaci Kassmeier, Adam Orand, and Deedra Aro!

At right, Jack Norris and Jon Camp trip the light fantastic; click here for more photos.


Company of the Week

Clif – a boon to many vegans! From their Q&A: “All CLIF Bar products are made from ingredients that do not come from animals except most Mojo flavors (contains organic honey), and CLIF SHOT Recovery Drink and Luna Sport Recovery Smoothie (contains whey).”

Send your product of the week to info (at) veganoutreach (dot) org; previous entries here.


Notes from All Over

Can Vegans Be Fun?

Excerpt: “Yes, it’s important to eat healthfully, and I blogged recently about good health as good animal advocacy. But fun vegan food is good activism, too. An all-or-nothing approach to healthful eating only undermines efforts to attract people to a vegan diet. The best moments in vegan activism come when someone looks at the way we eat and says, ‘Wow – I could do that.’” Full article.


Lightning Round


Notes from Our Members

Darina Smith
Above, Darina Smith takes the animals’ plight to new people at Columbia College; below, Sean Hollick reaches summer students at Notre Dame.

Just wanted to say thanks for the “How Vegan?” article. It’s what I’ve always thought on my own and have always had a tough time expressing. It’s so important that we bring everyone to doing more for the animals in whatever capacity they can instead of making it appear impossible and them being apathetic and turned off to a conscientious lifestyle.
—LH, 7/8/09

Thank you for educating me about veganism. I received a booklet at the Warped tour, and I ended up reading the entire thing. Of course, everyone has an idea of what animal cruelty is, but actually reading the facts proves that living a vegan lifestyle would definitely help the fight. I have a chronic stomach disease, and it’s hard enough to create a diet for myself to stay healthy, but after learning more about becoming vegan, I plan on pursuing the lifestyle.
—AB, 7/7/09

Thank you for your outreach program. I had been wanting to become a vegetarian for several years. Your pamphlet, which I picked up at Union Square, NYC, made it clear to me that NOW is the time. It’s been two weeks now and I’m not going back!
—TC, 7/7/09

Sean Hollick

Leafleting the Pearl St. Mall in Boulder, CO, a number of people approached me after reading my VO shirt. I noticed that people with their hands apparently full are still often willing to take a leaflet. For instance, today a guy giving a kid a piggyback ride with his arms wrapped around the kid’s legs still managed to grab a leaflet. Shortly thereafter, he set the kid down and started to page through the Compassionate Choices.
—Barbara Bear, 6/28/09

There were lots of kids and teenagers at Houston’s 4th of July fireworks. One boy told me that he now doesn’t want to eat meat anymore. His parents requested three Guides.
—Eugene Khutoryansky, 7/4/09

Lots of young people at the Phoenix Art Walk, and lots of vegetarians and vegans. We met one vegetarian who said she’d donate to VO! This week there was also a huge advertisement for vegan doughnuts at a coffee shop, and a hotdog vendor had veggie dogs. This area is looking promising!
—Jeff Boghosian, 7/6/09


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