|Enewsletter • January 25, 2012|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Is “Better” Good Enough?
Earlier this year, Matt had the opportunity to address Australia’s Animal Activists Forum (via Skype). Here is an excerpt:
Thanks so much to all the donors and leafleters who are doing their best for animals every day!
From “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” & Jack Norris RD Blogs
Notes from Our Members
very worthwhile to leaflet at
the Chandler-Gilbert Community College! Michael,
Marisol, and I encountered many awesome, receptive
students and reached 750+ in such a short amount
of time. Also a number of already veg. Fantastic!
I very much look forward to reaching out to
more students on this campus. Such a great experience!
Tiana, Javier, Vic, and I brought
our positive attitudes and smiles to UC Berkeley,
and the rewards were great! Despite the cold
and rain – and it being a Friday – we reached
over 1,000 students. I met a young man who received
the brochure last semester and has significantly
reduced his meat consumption. We had a quick
chat and he was excited to receive a Guide.
Vic met a young lady who read the whole Even
If You Like Meat booklet and said she is going
to go vegan!
incredible day at Bronx Community
College, where I reached over 800 students!
I saw so many students reading the
booklet and met numerous people who were interested
in finding out more information, which I gave
them! One girl said she has been meaning to
try to go vegan. One student wanted more booklets
for a paper he was doing. Another student wanted
more booklets for a presentation she was doing
on this topic. It seems like at almost every
school I encounter students who are not only
learning about factory farming, but are also
presenting this information to their classmates!
woman at the College of Southern Idaho asked
me for a copy of Compassionate Choices, having
seen other students with it. She was in Future
Farmers of America, and we had a nice chat about
how awful factory farming is. She plans to be
veg once a week now.
over 2,000 more students at Rutgers.
I met a nice young lady who got a booklet last
year, is veg and now heads up an animal rights
campus group. She said that “most people
just don’t know,” as was the case with
but good leafleting at the University
of Chicago, where one of the vegetarians let
me know that it was getting a booklet from us
in the past that moved her to stop eating meat.
week in Canada with John, Ali,
and Dave, where we reached 11,152 students at
the University of Ottawa, Carleton University, York
University, Ryerson University, and the University
2,150 students at Towson University,
Howard Community College, and CCBC Essex. We
met so many students who are already veg, including
three who went veg from receiving a leaflet
last semester, two of which are now vegan.
and I had 80%+ reception rate
at Southern Connecticut State. A biology professor
accepted one, took five steps, turned back,
and asked for a bunch to give at the biology
department. Katie and Melissa received pamphlets
on their way to class, and came back when it
was over to help.
joined me at the University of
South Carolina, and we reached 2,100 students.
I gave a talk that evening that was well attended
and well received. I’ve been floored by how
little antagonism I receive these days and how
much interest there is for this issue. The times
they are a-changin’!
and I met many vegetarians at
the University of Hartford, where we reached
1,482 students. Great, great discussions, including
a professor interested in having us speak to
his class. Best part was when a group of four
students said they had already received a booklet,
and I asked what they thought. One of the girls
turned back and said she just turned vegetarian!