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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  September 22, 2010

Notes from Vegan Outreach

Jon Camp
Jon doesn’t let a little rain get between him and students at the University of Buffalo.

Holy Cow!

Over 7,000,000 in combined school and venue leafleting since we started collecting reports in fall 2003!


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Notes from Our Members

Estafani Enciso-Marquez
Estafani Enciso-Marquez reaches yet another student at City College of San Francisco.

My first days back on campuses (Solano Community College, Diablo Valley College, Canada College) have been great – lots more interest and vegetarians than in the past! Many people have mentioned getting a booklet previously, and still having it!
     I’ve also noticed that when I’ve given a leaflet to a group of guys, the one who takes it will sometimes read it out loud: “Even if you like meat,” and then casually say, “Well yeah, I do like meat.” But you know what happens next? They don’t throw the pamphlet away, they open it up and read it!
—Brian Grupe, 8/19/10

Jon and I were joined by Monica, Kasey, and Kassidy Ball, along with Doris Muller at Illinois State University, Bloomington-Normal, where we reached over 2,500 students with our message of compassion. We heard from lots of vegetarians and vegans; many told us they had gotten a booklet in past semesters.
—Joe Espinosa, 8/24/10

Toronto reader
Compassion for Animals opens another set of eyes in Toronto.

Leafleting the convocation picnic at Winthrop University went really well – we handed out 366 Compassionate Choices and 20 Guides. We reached former vegetarians and plenty of people who said, “I just really like meat.” Even the latter were willing to take a book once we explained that just cutting back is enough to make a difference.
—Sarah Ruth, 8/23/10

I reached over 2,000 students at Cerritos College over the course of a most excellent day. Met a number of vegetarians and a professor who is going to bring me in to speak.
—Nikki Benoit, 8/24/10

Bill Neill and I reached nearly 2,000 students at the University of Nevada, Reno. It was like opening day at the ballpark and we hit a grand slam! Amazing how many students told me they stopped eating meat from the leaflets we handed out last winter during the windy blizzard!
     Vegan Outreach changed my life. Reducing suffering is and must be our bottom line. I know thousands of animals will be spared from senseless suffering because of our efforts. It doesn’t get any better than that – what a high!
—Harry Pugsley, 8/23/10

Chris Capozziello
Chris Capozziello provides the animals a voice at Oakton Community College.

Great response at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where Loren, Rob, Eleni and I reached over 2,100 new people. A number of people thanked us for being there. One girl said she received an Even If You Like Meat booklet two years ago, went home and cried that night, and has been vegan ever since!
—Leah Wagner, 8/25/10

I took a handful of (the now out-of-print) Spanish Why Vegan?s and gave them to my coworkers (all of whom speak Spanish as their first language). I got great feedback (although a bit limited with the language barrier) and some opted not to eat meat on their breaks. My supervisor was pretty touched, so I challenged her to go vegetarian for 30 days – and she agreed!
—John Oberg, 8/19/10

Lana Smithson
Attendees at the Taste of Brunswick get a taste of reality from Lana Smithson.

John and I reached 227 folks at South Mountain Community College in just one class change. A professor said they cover the topic in class; after asking what groups were best to donate to, she said she’d be sending in a donation to VO!
—Jeff Boghosian, 8/26/10

Eitan, Jill, Maxine, and Virginia joined me for a fantastic night of outreach at Harold Washington College. We heard from several students who were interested, including one young man who stopped to show me the vegetarian sandwich he was having for dinner and tell me that he is moving towards a veg diet. Lots of vegetarians and people moving to a vegetarian diet. Saw many people standing still, engrossed in their booklet.
—Leslie Patterson, 8/25/10


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