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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  September 15, 2010
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Notes from Vegan Outreach

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Notes from All Over

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Notes from Our Members

Courtney Donnerberg and Tawd Bell
Courtney Donnerberg and Tawd Bell provide the animals a voice at the Cincinnati Warped Tour.

We had an incredible day of outreach at Warped Tour in Salt Lake City! My mom and I passed out 1,000 leaflets in the morning as people were going into the show. We returned to leaflet the exits with the awesome help of four more volunteers (Amy, Stewart, Peter, and Sierra). We met scores of vegans and vegetarians who urged their friends to take leaflets, as well as concertgoers who were ecstatic to see their favorite bands on the covers. Warped Tour was an absolute awesome, inspirational experience. Thanks so much, Vegan Outreach!
—Marguerite Campbell, 8/7/10

Leafleting the Denver Warped stop, Kellie, Ann, and I heard from more “already veg” than last year, and were thanked by many for being there. One guy even said, “I love you for being out here doing this.” A girl told Kellie she became a vegetarian when she learned that one of the band members (whose picture is on the Warped Tour booklet) is veg.
—Barbara Bear, 8/8/10

I had a great conversation with a girl while leafleting Friday. The next day, she came up to our booth and said that she read the booklet with her roommate, and that they were both going to go vegetarian!
—Jon Bockman, 9/12/10

At the University of Toronto, one guy came back to talk after looking his leaflet over and told me he liked the approach of the leaflet, that it is not all or nothing. He thought that might be a helpful approach to take with family and friends who are not ready to hear the vegetarian message.
—Alex Greenwood, 8/4/10

Mark Szumowski
Mark Szumowski exposes modern agribusiness at Chicago’s Harold Washington College.

Today in Kate’s store, Zebop, three girls came in while we were eating lunch. One girl said, “Is that chicken soup? I smell chicken.” We said no, we don’t eat chickens. This sparked a conversation about eating animals, and I gave a Compassionate Choices to each girl. The youngest girl read through it and said, “I am becoming vegetarian right now because of this picture!” and pointed to the picture of a rotting pig corpse in the booklet. Another said she has been trying to eat vegetarian for the last three weeks, and said she would order a Guide from Vegan Outreach. It is always helpful to have VO’s lit around!
—Aaron Ross, The Animal Awareness Project, 8/4/10

One high point at the Lollapalooza concert was when a young lady looked at the Even If You Like Meat leaflet and said, “That is what made me go vegetarian!” Another girl asked for a bunch of leaflets to hand out. Other highlights included being hugged and told that I was loved. There was also something exhilarating about offering the animals’ message to so many thousands of people.
—Leslie Patterson, 8/7/10

Jackie Leeson
Jackie Leeson helps create a more informed, compassionate world at SUNY Binghamton.

Nick, Jennifer, Kris, Stewart, and I reached 7,700 attendees at the Pomona Warped stop. Heard from many vegans and got way more high fives than anticipated. Many many thank you’s from many!
—Nikki Benoit, 8/12/10

Before leafleting the Denver Art Walk, I was sick to my stomach with worry about rejection and snide comments. Well, I wasted energy on all that – right away most people started taking the Compassionate Choices. I got huge smiles and appreciation. There were some snide comments, but all the nice people balances them out. The first woman who got a booklet read it and then started to chime in with things like, “Come on people, live compassionately!” I was cracking up; I guess that disarmed people because they all started taking booklets.
     Getting over this hurdle I’ve had for so long was a great start to the month.
—Lisa Shapiro, 8/6/10


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