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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  January 9, 2013

Notes from Vegan Outreach

Together for 2013!

Thank You!


Thanks so much to each of the record number of dedicated Vegan Outreach members who took part in our year-end fundraising campaign! Your generosity was incredible! Several members of the matching pool contributed even more than pledged, doubling even more donations!

Because of you, more people will receive VO booklets in 2013, bringing us closer to the more compassionate world we all desire.

Every booklet printed, every heart opened, every life changed – these are only possible because of your thoughtful generosity!


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From “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” & Jack Norris RD Blogs


Product of the Week

Ellen likes the new Trader Joe’s vegan mozzarella melted on pizza.

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


Notes from Our Members

Langara College student
John Oberg snapped these students reading Even If You Like Meat at Langara College in Vancouver (above) and Simon Fraser U in Burnaby, BC (below).
SFU student

Reached 1,034 students at Riverside City College’s winter intersession. Heard from vegetarians and vegans, including one student who went veg on the spot! He got a Guide, along with a few others who are already veg or likely to go veg.
—Steve Erlsten, 1/3/13

Patti and I reached 1,550 students at the University of Iowa, and met a number of vegans, vegetarians, and interested, very enthusiastic students! One person said, “Gimme one. Now give me another one,” then handed it to the other person and walked away saying, “Here, you have to read this.”
     Even better at Iowa State – tons of support and enthusiasm! A bunch of students stopped to thank Jordan and me for our work. Another person said, “I heard recently about all this. The tight spaces that the animals have, it’s not enough. I’m with you, thank you for doing this.” Someone else said, “I read this. I am going to be vegetarian.”
—Sen Holiday, 10/11/12

A great day of outreach. At Oklahoma City Community College, I had a young woman say that she got a VO booklet at Oklahoma U awhile ago. It made her sad, and she just did a report on the issue for a class she is taking. I also had a young woman come up to tell me that she was aware of this issue, was appalled by the treatment of animals, and was very happy to find a like-minded soul at her school. We had a good heart-to-heart.
     At Oklahoma State, Oklahoma City, I met Craig, a conservative Christian who is perhaps the most enthusiastic individual I had met on the tour thus far, reminding me how nice it is to work on a cause that can be adopted by those from all sides of the political spectrum.
     An even 2,000 reached at the University of Oklahoma for Logan, Natasha, and me. Sample feedback: “This is awesome! Thank you so much for being here!” While leafleting, I chatted for well over an hour with a very interested student – very productive conversation!
—Jon Camp, 10/11/12

Incredible day at Southern Connecticut State – reached 450 students in the first 20 minutes! Then, Susan, Stacy, and Wendy joined me, and we blew past the record for this school – reaching a total of 1,993 students. My ace-in-the-hole vegan assistant dean came by for a hug! Met dozens of vegetarians and vegans; one of whom told me he had changed after getting a booklet from me. Ten students exchanged emails to get a club on campus, and some want to leaflet.
—Karen James, 10/11/12

Solid day at Hillsborough Community College. Met a number of vegetarians and vegans, had good conversations. A not-fully vegetarian Mormon student stopped to help leaflet; another student wants to get involved.
     Reached 1,040 at Southeastern Louisiana University. Good conversations with a vegan and vegetarians, and also meat reducers, local-meat supporters, and former vegetarians. A group of four students were among the former vegetarians, and they seemed still interested in the issues so I gave them all Guides.
—Jeff Boghosian, 10/18/12

Rebecca Smith at UBC


Jane Schneider and John Oberg at SFU
Jane Schneider and John Oberg at Simon Fraser U.

Jane and I reached 2,030 students at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby. One woman returned, raving about how excellent our meat-reduction approach is; she got Guided!
     Reached 1,777 yesterday at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and the University of British Columbia. At the latter, Rebecca [Smith, above] came back to help leaflet – she reached 481 students, and is going to help later in the week as well!
     Today, Roger [Clarke, below] and I reached 1,539 at Langara College – heard plenty of awws and oooohs. Also, was told, “I’m vegan and so glad you’re handing these out!” as well as, “Got one, loved it, thank you!” Not only had many students gotten a Compassionate Choices or Even If You Like Meat before, but three had a Guide with them!
—John Oberg, 10/17/12

Jovan and I left work early to head over to DePaul, where we met a number of interested people. One young man who said he does not think he could go all the way veg, has reduced his meat consumption; he was happy to get a Guide. One woman asked for another booklet and a Guide, because she’s trying to convert her nieces.
—Leslie Patterson, 10/23/12

Roger Clarke at Langara College


Alan and I had a phenomenal day at SUNY Oneonta, SUNY Cobleskill, and Hartwick College – over 2,100 students total. In general, we were met with great enthusiasm, and had many positive interactions – even with some ag students.
     Laura, Alan, and I had a great day at SUNY Albany – over 2,200 students reached. First we met a vegan professor who is a donor to VO and was stoked to see us on campus; others enthusiastically thanked us for being on campus. Met a student interested in helping leaflet in the future. Met a student who went mostly veg from getting a booklet in the past and was stoked to get a Guide and become more veg. Also met a woman who was mostly veg who now wanted to go vegan after reading the booklet.
—Vic Sjodin, 10/18/12

New veggie at Reedley College  

Love both Reedley and College of the Sequoias – such receptive students. At Reedley College, a woman [left] converted to veg on the spot – said she had to do it. Another two individuals came up to me separately and told me they had been thinking about going vegan. They were both really excited to get Guides. Jackiie, head of the student group at CoS, and I had great conversations there, too.
—Brian Grupe, 10/17/12

Reached over 1,200 students at Indiana University, Bloomington. One student came up to apologize for his “disrespectful comment last time you were here about loving to eat chickens.” I let him know that my feelings were not center stage, so he need not worry about offending me. Rather, these animals were the ones with much on the line, so taking a serious and honest look at what chickens go through before they end up in the bucket would be the best use of his remorse. He took a booklet and stated that he would do just that.
—Joe Espinosa, 10/17/12


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