|Enewsletter • December 29, 2010|
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P.S. We’ve sent out over 2,000,000
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last minute holiday outreach today;
results were sparse but I was pleased. Those
people may have otherwise not been exposed to
this message in their lifetimes.
and I had a great day of outreach at
Arizona State, Polytechnic campus. One student
who grew up on a farm was thankful that we were
out there. Another student came back and asked
us to re-leaflet his booklet in hopes that it
might also be effective on someone else. One
student was writing a paper and thankful to
have the extra info; another asked for extras
to pass out during his presentation. One woman,
maybe an admin or professor, said she had reduced
meat consumption as a result of receiving the
brochure in the past.
good outreach at Yakima Valley
Community College. All the kids were very interested
in what I was handing out. Saw a girl stop dead
in her tracks and read the leaflet; she did
not stop reading until a friend approached her
to talk. Talked to a vegetarian about the dairy
industry, battery cages, veal, etc. She wanted
to go vegan after that. Veganism is becoming
more and more mainstream every day!
College, a student asked me, “Can
I have one of those pamphlets? My friend who
is a vegan is always arguing with me about this,
so I’m going to read it so we can finally talk
about it.” Others mentioned getting leaflets
previously and are now thinking of going veg.
One student asked several questions about going
vegetarian and said he would give it a try as
soon as finals are over.
after arriving at Ventura College,
I met Courtney, who joined me to leaflet and
is going to take over further outreach there!
We had a number of very thoughtful conversations
with her fellow students. When one said, “They’re
gonna die anyway, so what does it matter?”
I was stoked to hear two of his friends
pounce on him with, “Well, you’re gonna
die one day, you wanna be abused?”
20s and very windy at the
University of Maryland, but still good leafleting!
I heard from numerous vegetarians and vegans.
at the University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, but good conversations. One girl
asked, “Why do you even hand those out?
I can’t bear to look at them, they are so sad.”
I explained that this issue is not going away
unless we confront it. She agreed, took a Guide,
and said, “Thank you. Your cause is great.”
One woman said asking people to reduce their
meat consumption was something they could handle.
She really appreciated our approach. Someone
biked by and yelled, “Yay vegan!”
a very cold day so I bundled up
in many layers and snow pants to hit Purdue University,
Calumet. I heard from quite a few students who
had been thinking about going veg and were thankful
for getting the information. One woman told
me receiving a booklet on campus last year caused
her to go vegetarian!
at Anne’s old stomping grounds, Carnegie
Mellon, and we occasionally had to go inside
to thaw. Despite this, Brian, Phil, and I reached
1,813 students – a new record there!
day at the University of Colorado,
Boulder. Matt, Rae, Adena, and I had loads of
great conversations with people who were “on
the fence,” knew others who were vegan
and were considering the vegan path themselves,
leafleting a concert today, a
number of folks told Nick and me they had previously
received a booklet at Warped Tour. When it got
quiet at the end, we talked with two of these
people (separately) and guess what? Both went
veg after getting the booklet! We’d randomly
selected these people; I can’t begin to
fathom how many kids have changed this year
from our Warped Tour outreach.
Petersburg College, one student
came back after reading the booklet to tell
me, “This information will definitely have
an impact on my life.” She was almost in
tears. Another student who got a booklet last
semester also said it “made an impact”
on his life. They both thanked me for being