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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  September 2, 2009
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Notes from Vegan Outreach

Jon Camp
Jon Camp provides the animals a voice at ISU.

School Is In, Activists Are Out!

As more schools have started up, Adopt a College activists have jumped in, eager to raise up the number of vegetarians.

By September 1, activists had already reached 47,939 students at 74 schools, from Alaska to Australia!

Not familiar with the Adopt a College program? Please see this introductory page.


Product of the Week

Alyson: “A wonderful new vegan company, Vaute Couture, makes the most beautiful vegan/eco coats. They are having a 40% off sale from September 2–4. The special code is ‘Kit.’”

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


Notes from All Over

Lightning Round


Notes from Our Members

Darina Smith
Darina Smith takes the truth to rockers at Warped Tour, Milwaukee.

I received one of the brochures handed out after Food, Inc. in Ottawa, ON. I am now vegan after much soul-reaching and facing the facts about treatment of animals. Thank you for handing me that brochure. I feel better now as a vegan, both physically and mentally.
—AM, 8/26/09

At Purdue today, a student who had passed me earlier in the day came back to let me know that she is a vegetarian and that 5 people that she knows became vegetarian as a result of getting a booklet from me in the past.
—Joe Espinosa, 8/26/09

I took a vacation day to celebrate the start of fall semester and headed over to Northern Illinois University. The students were very receptive, probably due to Joe’s consistent leafleting presence on their campus over the years. In fact I did hear some discussion of “Where’s the guy?” and some girls doing tribute imitations of Joe’s call to “Help stop violence.” I also heard from many vegans and vegetarians.
—Leslie Patterson, 8/25/09

As I was handing out booklets at a dock, I watched a teenage girl climb into her boat with a group of friends while all her attention was on reading her leaflet. She was reading it as the boat took off.
—Lana Smithson, 8/24/09

Jennifer Greene and Carl Santoro
Jennifer Greene and Carl Santoro are joined by two new friends at a concert on Long Island.

At the San Diego and Los Angeles Warped Tour stops, Stewart Solomon, Rebekah Sinclair, Dan Holbert, Norma, and I were surprised at the receptivity of the crowd and saw lots of people reading the booklets. Heard from many vegetarians, many who had received lit on campuses or at concerts, many who just responded positively to the offer “Info to help animals.” One fella said, “I got one like this last summer…it changed my life.”
—Brianne Donaldson, 8/24/09

It was a good first day at the University of Colorado, with many positive interactions. I met a number of vegans and vegetarians. Some of them want to get active with the CU student AR group and possibly leafleting too – yea! My favorite interaction was with a young woman who said getting a Compassionate Choices last year is what made her go vegetarian; she was very happy to get the Guide.
—Barbara Bear, 8/25/09

Mizzou student
A University of Missouri student studies a booklet handed to her by Rick Hershey.

Rob Gilbride, Jen Baldwin, and I had good experiences leafleting NC State (North Carolina’s largest school of agriculture), including high acceptance rates. I don’t know whether or not all the ag students saw Food, Inc. over the summer and are now starting to understand just how terrible industrial animal agriculture is. But for some reason, many of them seemed to be more relaxed around us than in previous semesters.
—Loren Hart, 8/25/09

Students were quite friendly, receptive, and polite at the University of Central Missouri. I talked to one interested student after she read the Even If You Like Meat, and asked if she might be interested in shifting toward a plant-based diet. She said yes and also said that she might leaflet with me in the future.
—Rick Hershey, 8/25/09

At City College of San Francisco, I met a number of vegetarians and vegans, including Estafani Enciso-Marquez, who went vegan after receiving a VO brochure at City College a year ago! She leafleted with me before heading to class and did great.
—Brian Grupe, 8/26/09


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