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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  April 7, 2010

Notes from Vegan Outreach

Adopt a College Closes in on 50 States!

Leah Wagner
Every day for the animals: Leading AAC activist Leah Wagner helps change the world at the University of Maryland.

Adopt a College activists have been quick to take advantage of the improving weather, presenting the animals’ case to thousands and thousands of newly thawed students across the country.

Already this semester, 315,344 students – 38,737 in the last week alone! – have been directly handed detailed, documented information about how they can be a part of the new, thoughtful, compassionate world.

Schools have been hit in 47 U.S. states already this term. Only Alaska, Wyoming, and Utah remain for us to reach all 50 – please contact us if you can leaflet a school in one of these states.

Also, please contact us if you have booklets (> 50) that you won't be able to use this semester. We'll see to it that they are sent to another activist.

PS – Please look for the Enewsletter every Wednesday; if you don’t receive it, please check to see if your ISP filtered it and mark it as legitimate mail. We appreciate it!


From “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” Blog


Product News of the Week


Jon: “I’m seeing Gardein in more and more mainstream grocery stores. Also, Darina and I had Amy’s mac and cheese with Daiya cheese. It is the closest to mac and cheese that has ever come out. And I’m starting to see a lot more Field Roast options in stores.”

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

Kristen Cook
Kristen Cook creates change at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.

I love the Animal Activist’s Handbook. Because of your book, I am going to promote “transition” foods, the “vegetarian meats and cheeses.” Your book helped me to remember that it wasn’t easy switching from SAD to veg, and I used all sorts of mock meats and cheeses and ice cream to transition to a whole plant foods diet. I learned much more than this from your book, especially the part about how to have conversations about this issue, rather than always sharing what I know. Oh my, your book really helps me to help animals.
—HS, 3/31/10

Highlight of the day at Santa Barbara City College was when a gal came back to me and told me that after we had chatted, she had read the brochure three times and was seriously considering changing. I had already given her a Guide and two of her friends wanted Guides as well.
     At West Valley College, I chatted for a while with a gal who had been veg but stopped for health reasons. She accepted a Guide and I encouraged her to check out Jonathan Safran Foer’s book (she mentioned hearing about it). Also met a vegan who said she got teased after making a pro-veg presentation in one of her classes. I commended her on sticking with veganism and she accepted both a Guide and AML.
—Brian Grupe, 3/15/10

UF student
University of Florida students (above and below) study the case for compassion while enjoying So Delicious bars distributed by Eleni Vlachos, and Rob Gilbride.

Your work is irreplaceable for someone who wishes to live a meaningful life but also wants to be healthy and be successful in getting others to understand their own own ability to affect the world. I have a little extra money and, in the spirit of “every little bit counts,” would like to donate to further your work. I hope as time goes on, I can donate more. Most importantly, I hope as time goes on, we can reduce suffering further.
—PB, 4/3/10

Reached 400 students at McMaster University (Hamilton, ON) in only an hour. Reception was great – I’d say around 4/5 students took the literature. Reception is much better than even a few years ago at this location. People don’t seem to run when you say “factory farming” or “vegetarian.” Instead, they want to know.
—Andre Inglis, 3/12/10

The highlight of leafleting the Taylor Swift concert was a young teenage girl who told us she had gone vegetarian two days prior and she wanted a booklet, plus more for her friends. Another woman lifted her pant leg up to reveal a giant tattoo of the vegan sunflower symbol!
—Jennifer Mennuti, 3/7/10

UF student

Good interactions at Washington University. One student declined a booklet, saying that he got one from me before and now he is on board; he gladly accepted a Guide. Another student had received a booklet from me in the past and said she thought it is wrong to treat animals this way. She said that she was now buying much less meat; I gave her a Guide to help her with a plant-based diet.
—Rick Hershey, 3/16/10

At Pace University, a professor asked for some extra leaflets for his class, and students stopped to talk with me and Cassandra (Callaghan). One student from a small family farm in Michigan said how much he and his family hate factory farms, etc. So although he was not vegan, he thanked me many times for spreading the word about factory farms.
—Eileen Botti, 3/17/10

Aaron Ross
At the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Aaron Ross helps another student learn the truth so assiduously hidden by modern agribusiness.

I met eight vegans and more vegetarians today at Arkansas State; last time, I only met one vegetarian. Two people said they went veg from getting a leaflet last year! Had talks with dozens of people, saw many reading and walking with pamphlets open. So happy there were some progressive elements on campus this time. We’re making progress one day, one leaflet, one conversation, once convert at a time. I LOVE IT.
Vic Sjodin, 3/16/10

I love the Animal Activist’s Handbook – can’t put it down. It goes where I go. I think I found my Dharma. I guess when the student is ready the teacher will appear. Not sure what took so long.
—HP, 3/29/10


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