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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  February 2, 2011
Matt Ball

Notes from Vegan Outreach

Our Hen House Talks with VO Cofounder

How many interviews start with, “Matt Ball is a really great way to end any juice fast”?

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(Interview starts at 13:20)


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Coffee toffee

Valentine’s Product of the Week

Anne: “The best V-Day gift I ever got was the vegan sampler from Chocolate Inspirations! Keep your mitts off my coffee toffee!”

Please submit your nominees for product of the week via this page; previous entries here.


Notes from All Over

Lightning Round


Notes from Our Members

Andrea Cimino
Andrea Cimino doesn’t let snow and cold stop her efforts at the University of Mary Washington.

While leafleting outside the University of Colorado’s engineering building, I had a great conversation with a young student who decided to go vegan as her new year’s resolution. She was concerned about health issues and thought that being vegan was hard. She was considering trying to find a local “humane” dairy and egg farm, so I filled her in on the realities of profit-driven farms (all the males are killed, etc.), told her about various websites to make the transition easier, invited her to join our campus group and to come to the Boulder Vegan Meetup. Of course I gave her a Guide. She seemed relieved and grateful and told me the information would help a lot. She said her roommate, a vegetarian, told her recently that she wants to stop eating eggs and dairy too.
—Barbara Bear, 1/27/11

Gail and I reached over 1,400 students at Mississippi State University – reception was awesome. One young woman said, “I got this last year. It changed me!” Later, another person mentioned going veg after receiving a booklet in the past. Another woman mentioned that the Even If You Like Meat booklet got her grandparents to reduce their meat consumption.
—Jon Camp, 11/3/10

Marguerite Campbell
Marguerite Campbell provides the animals a voice at NYU.

Cassandra and I had an exceptional take rate at York College. We heard from several students who had been thinking of making transitions, but had never met any other vegans or vegetarians, so didn’t even know where to begin. They were excited to meet us.
—Eileen Botti, 11/5/10

Met a number of very interested students at Menlo College. While flipping through the Even If You Like Meat, one exclaimed, “Wow, I should go back to being vegan!”
—Brian Grupe, 11/9/10

Monster day at Northern Kentucky University, where Brian and I reached over 1,600 students, shattering the old record there. One guy told me, “You got me to get a salad for lunch, man, for real.” But that wasn’t as good as yesterday at the University of Cincinnati, where a woman told us, “I got one of those two years ago and have been vegan ever since.” So many great interactions of late!
—Vic Sjodin, 11/10/10

Really high reception at Indiana University-Purdue University, where I reached almost 1,000 students. Heard from 14 vegetarians and 3 vegans. Talked to a student from Africa who has stopped eating birds and mammals after getting a Compassionate Choices booklet last semester, is preparing a presentation on vegetarianism for class, and is planning to make the move to vegetarian when his current supply of fish is gone.
—Joe Espinosa, 11/4/10

USC student
A USC student is engrossed in the booklet she received from Nikki.

At Duke University, Rob, Gloria, and I met Janie. After talking with her briefly, she said she’d like to start leafleting with us. This is the second time this semester that someone at Duke told us they want to begin leafleting with us immediately after receiving a booklet. Good, good times!
—Loren Hart, 11/9/10

Reached 800+ at Saint Cloud State University. One girl said, “I have been wanting to be in an animal rights group my entire life. I will definitely join you.” One girl passed by again after getting a leaflet and said, “I feel so bad for the animals.” When I told her what she could do, she said, “I know. I’m gonna help!”
—Fred Tyler, 11/4/10

Total of 1,424 today at New Mexico State, Albuquerque and NMS, Gallup. Heard “OMG” and “Ooooooh” a lot. Explained the issues to a student who loves chicken. I left him with the thought that the most basic of their interests – to live a life for themselves and not suffer – is denied them because of the most trivial of ours. He nodded, and hopefully our chicken friends can add another to their list of fans!
—Nikki Benoit, 11/10/10


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