|Enewsletter • September 15, 2010|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Podcast of the Week
Maximizing Our Positive Impact in Today’s World, an interview with Matt Ball.
From “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” Blog
Notes from All Over
Notes from Our Members
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.