|Enewsletter • February 16, 2011|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Help Print ¿Por qué vegetariano?
A very generous member has donated $1,100 toward a new printing of our Spanish-language booklet, ¿Por qué vegetariano?
As soon as we can raise an additional $2,900, we can do a new printing.
You can help print and ship these unique booklets by making a secure, tax-deductible donation online, or sending a check or money order to:
Vegan Outreach | POB 30865 | Tucson, AZ 85751
Please include a note that the contribution is to print PQV.
Thanks so much!
Wanta Wanta Walla Walla (and TN and OK)
We’re looking for housing for one night (2/23) in or very near Walla Walla, WA for one of our touring activists.
Additionally, Jon Camp is still looking for a few nights of housing in Tennessee and Oklahoma for his upcoming spring tour.
Please contact us ASAP if you can offer a couch or a room. Thanks!
From “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” & Jack Norris RD Blogs
Indispensable Product of the Week
Office: “We can’t imagine how terrible it would be if Gimme Lean were discontinued! Our local grocery has the beef (in their ‘natural food’ section), and the nearby Trader Joe’s just started carrying the sausage. Whole Foods has both.”
Notes from All Over
Notes from Our Members
and I had a good acceptance rate
at SUNY Purchase. One young lady said she had
received one of the booklets before and that
is why she is now vegetarian. Hooray!
an hour leafleting outside the
Interpol concert, I was about to pack it in
when a guy came up to me and told me that he
had gotten a booklet last year and has since
gone vegan. So I decided to stay a while longer,
so some more people got the info they otherwise
and then ice at Winona State,
but still reached over 300 students. Before
I even left the campus, I got a Facebook message
from someone I had leafleted earlier who asked
how to get involved with VO! Then, at the University
of Wisconsin, Platteville, I met one guy who
said he and a friend were trying out being vegetarian
for six weeks. He was excited to get a Guide.
Finally, at Scott Community College, I met one
very happy vegetarian. When I offered her a
Guide, she exclaimed, “Oh my God,
you’re a lifesaver!”
but good stop at Robert Morris
University. One student told me she tried to
go veg before but got sick. She remarked how
sad the literature made her and we talked about
how we can prevent that suffering by choosing
veg options, and ways to stay
healthy. Another student yelled excitedly,
“Woohoo! I’m going vegan tomorrow!”
and I reached 256 students at
the University of Miami and then met Linda Bower
at Florida International University, where
we reached 1,775+ students. We got questions
about dairy, eggs, free-range, etc. Also had
positive conversations about easing into changes,
what to eat, and so on. A student said he’s
currently writing an “argument paper”
about factory farming, and he was glad to get
the booklet. One woman told me she received
one last year and has gone vegetarian because
was a solid day at East Tennessee
State – met more vegetarians than last time.
One lady asked for more booklets, as she and
her teacher were just discussing this. Another
girl got a stack of 50 from Brian to hand out.
and I were joined by Speak Out
for Species, and we reached over 2,750 students
at the University of Georgia. After receiving
a booklet earlier, a young man came back to
Scout saying Even If You Like Meat
was the best animal advocacy booklet he had
ever read, that it was welcoming and non-strident.
He kept pointing to the Vegan Outreach logo
on the back, saying we are a group that knows
what we are doing.
of good discussions at Fayetteville
State, a historically black school. One student
said she had been cutting back her meat consumption
and wanted to go vegan. I also overheard another
student tell her friends it was a VO booklet
that led her to go vegetarian. A staff/ faculty
member originally turned down the booklet and
told me about a woman who had told him
about all the great-tasting alternatives to
animal products. After he walked far across
the campus, he suddenly turned around and walked
all the way back to get a booklet and thanked
me for being there.
day with Jim and D at the University
of Arizona – we reached over 2,100 students.
One woman said she had already gotten one, then
turned to her friend and said, “It made
me cry.” One skateboard handoff, and a
number of people came back for a booklet or
waited for me to turn around to hand them one.
After the guy in front of him turned me down,
one guy took an Even If You Like Meat
booklet, saying, “I gotcha, bro.”
awesome day of outreach at Morgan
State! There was a lot of interest from students
and we had great conversations. One
student said she went vegetarian for a while
last time she received a booklet, and we talked
about ways to stick with it. Another student
said the booklet made her sad; she concluded
by saying she should try vegetarianism. Also,
two separate students asked about how they could
get involved in activism. The quote of the day
goes to a girl who, referring to when she received
a booklet last semester, yelled, “You have
ruined my fast-food life!”
many enthusiastic folk at Fullerton
College! A professor told me he’s going veg
now, and asked me to come and speak. A couple
other students also made a commitment to going
veg shortly after; they each got a Guide.