|Enewsletter • March 3, 2010|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Vegan Outreach: Changing Lives
We’re very pleased to announce the completion of our new video, “Vegan Outreach: Changing Lives.” It can be seen at VO’s YouTube Channel.
This short video can only highlight the efforts of a handful of the people who make this work possible, of course. (If we could feature everyone involved, we would need at least a week-long miniseries!) But we hope it helps provide the wider community with a brief overview of the power and importance of this work.
We can’t say it enough: Thank you for being such a key part of changing lives – and changing the world!
Product of the Week
Kristen: “Tofutti Chocolate Fudge Treats – they remind me so much of the fudge bars I ate when I was a child, but they are vegan and sugar- and fat-free.”
Notes from All Over
Get Active with the Spring!
Need motivation to get active? Meatout 2010 is March 20 – the first day of spring! And be sure to contact Anne (at) veganoutreach (dot) org if you’d like to be hooked up with a leafleter in your area.
Notes from Our Members
you for sending me the two booklets.
I am now a vegan. I am lovin’ every bit of it.
My daughter is also considering being vegetarian.
I feel so much better and have actually lost
6 lbs. Thank you for my new way of life!
received better each time I leaflet
Solano Community College. I remember there was
some genuine hostility towards me the first
time I leafleted here, and now the students
really seem to be on board with the message / take
it seriously. Today was also a good demonstration
of how valuable outreach is at this school.
Four individuals (two people on their own and
one set of friends) came up to me throughout
the day to ask about factory farming, saying
they had NEVER seen images like this and had
no idea this was going on. I had to do some
damage control as one woman seemed really shaken.
I made book recommendations, gave out Guides,
and talked about food alternatives, trying to
make the conversations more positive since many
of the the people seemed upset. Fairfield is
only an hour away from San Francisco, one of
the most vegan-friendly and progressive cities
in the entire world and there are people nearby
who still don’t know what vegan or factory
farming is. This outreach is still incredibly
important and necessary everywhere.
of the day at Harvard: one woman declined a brochure, then
stopped, turned around and said, “I just want you
to know that you guys got me to go vegetarian
last year by giving me one of those.”
day at Cypress College. I saw
lots of students around campus reading the booklets.
One student said with quiet hopefulness, “Are
you vegan?” as though she’d never met another.
She came back and asked for a Guide
for her roommate, “I think she’s about
to need it,” she said to me. I realize
how encouraging and empowering it can be for
young vegans to cross the path with someone
who is also making countercultural eating decisions.
McCowan and I handed out 400 Compassionate
Choices at Montana State – Bozeman. Many people
had them already from the Food, Inc. movie
last month – we even had people thank us for
being there! 45 people were so interested, they
took a Guide.
been sticking to a 99% vegan diet
for the last five weeks, and I’ve lost 10 pounds.
Your weekly enewsletters
provide much needed support – thanks!
conversations at Fisk University,
with lots of students saying they got one last
semester from Vic and Phil. One even said she
has it hanging up in her room!
were a ton of vegetarians at the
University of Central Florida, some of whom
said their change was due to a leaflet they
received previously – go Vic & Phil! They
all got Guides.