|Enewsletter • May 26, 2010|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
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From “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” & Jack Norris’ Blogs
Products of the Week
Notes from All Over
Notes from Our Members
College of the Desert, a professor
invited me to address his 70+ student class.
I gave a quick introduction, and said, “Listen,
even if you just cut animals out of three dinners
per week, that would be a huge help for our
animal friends. If you read this, please pass
it on…the more people know, the quicker this
insanity ends.” I then asked who wanted
to read a booklet. Not hearing a peep in the
room, I stepped off the stage, looked up, and
half their arms were raised!
Today was the most awesome day at
Hofstra University, where Cassandra and I set a new record – 1,800 students
and faculty reached! The responses were overwhelmingly
positive, with dozens and dozens of people who
were either vegetarian, vegan, or thinking of
going vegetarian or vegan; they all got Guides.
Even the teachers, administrators, security
guards, etc. were psyched about getting literature!
At Saginaw Valley State University,
the most memorable interaction was with two
big guys. One was black, so I mentioned a few
prominent African Americans who are veg (Russell
Simmons, KRS, Mos Def) and also threw in some
athletes (Tony Gonzalez, Carl Lewis). They both
still seemed a little unwilling to never eat
meat again. I mentioned that even cutting down
on meat lessens a lot of suffering. One got
excited and said, “I can do that!”
They both walked away intently reading the leaflets.
Emily, Jessica, Colin, Stephanie,
and I leafleted the Acquire the Fire Christian
Youth concert/rally with the new Would
Jesus Eat Meat Today? leaflet from the Christian
Vegetarian Association. Lots of middle school
and high school kids. Here’s a sample of the
comments we got: “I don't know, these days
he probably wouldn’t.” “No I don't
think Jesus would eat meat." "Maybe
we shouldn't eat meat anymore.”
University of Nebraska, Omaha,
two people told me they were vegan, six vegetarian.
After one girl took a flier, her friend said,
“Don’t read that. You’ll never, never eat
meat again. It’s the saddest thing.”
Durham Earth Day celebration,
we handed out vegan chicken-salad wraps with
the Compassionate Choices. To say they
were a hit with the very non-veg crowd (right)
is an understatement. We had people coming to
our booth after hearing how good they were:
“Now, WHAT are you serving here? If this
ain’t chicken, what is in my mouth?” and
“Where can I get these?” and “My
kid doesn’t like anything…and he loves these!”
and “This isn’t chicken?” When we
ran out of wraps, we gave Compassionate
Choices to passersby, though some were
sad the wraps they’d heard about were gone.
Thirty people signed up and will be getting
the recipe and Vegan Outreach links. Others
copied down our vegan food blog where I’ll be
posting the recipe. Most asked where to get
the patties (Whole Foods).
I had many wonderful conversations
at Niagara College today. Several students asked
me about what I eat, and I told them that I
eat a wider variety of foods as a vegan than
I ever did as an omnivore. I hope my enthusiasm
was contagious. Here are some quotes: