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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  February 16, 2011

Notes from Vegan Outreach

Help Print ¿Por qué vegetariano?

Help print PQV!

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

Jane Velez-Mitchell


Indispensable Product of the Week

Gimme Lean

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.”

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


Notes from All Over

Lightning Round


Notes from Our Members

Yvonne LeGrice
Yvonne LeGrice makes the animals’ case at Glendale Community College.

Ann 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!
—Jane Shakman, 2/11/11

After 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 wouldn’t have.
—Dustin Gross, 2/13/11

Rain 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!”
—Fred Tyler, 11/16/10

Quick 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!”
—Leslie Patterson, 11/17/10

FIU student
This Florida International University student is deeply engrossed in learning the truth.

Yuri 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 of it.
     Linda reported a number of great conversations, too, including a comment from one student who initially refused a booklet, but after talking with Linda, said, “Okay, give me one, I can see that I’m going to be doing this too.”
—Lana Smithson, 11/16/10

Yesterday 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.
     David, Jessica, and Michael joined us today at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Liz stopped by to learn about VO and help leaflet! Together, we reached over 2,750 students. Met way more vegetarians this time than on previous visits.
—Vic Sjodin, 11/18/10

Scout 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.
—Jon Camp, 11/16/10

Kevin Olliff
Kevin Olliff provides the animals a voice, and a good vegan example, at UCLA.

Lots 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.
—Brandon Becker, 11/22/10

Great 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.”
     Highlight of the day: An African-American student, about 6' 6" and maybe 260–280 lbs., told me, “I don’t eat meat.” Pulling out a Guide, I said, “Well, then you need this!” He reached in his bag and pulled out a Guide: “I already got one. Thanks.” (He had already met Dawn.) We shook hands with much warmth.
—Matt Ball, 11/15/10

New veg at CSUSB
Another new vegetarian, courtesy of Nikki – this one at Cal State San Bernardino.

What an 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!”
—Kate and Aaron, 11/16/10

So 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.
—Nikki Benoit, 11/15/10


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