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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  February 15, 2006

 

 

Notes from Vegan Outreach

New Printing of EIYLM

So far in 2006, distribution of literature has proceeded at a record pace. During the coldest month of the year, Adopt a College activists passed out nearly 60,000 booklets; the number of people who have distributed more than 1,000 this term is already into double-digits!

Vegan Outreach is starting to gear up for the next printing of Even If You Like Meat. Canadians might be glad to know that we will also be doing a Canadian version at that time.

If you are interested in sponsoring a run with your group's logo on the back, contact Jack -- jack (at) veganoutreach.org -- for details.

Please consider making a special, tax-deductible donation to help print and distribute more booklets! See this page for various options. Thanks!

Above, Sarah Johnson answers a student's question while leafleting at the University of Georgia; photo by Jon Camp.

 

Jon Camp's Third Week in the South

Heading southeast from Georgia, week 3 of my southern tour was, like previous weeks, a highly effective one. With the help of Monica Ferroe, a dedicated activist out of New Orleans who took off three days of work to help me, a total of 4,528 booklets were handed out to students of Auburn, Southeastern Louisiana, Louisiana State, U of New Orleans, Tulane, and U of Louisiana at Lafayette. Like during previous weeks, I was heartened to have student after student come up to let me know that they were sincerely moved by the booklet. I also reached out to the vegetarians I met with information on getting active for the animals.

Next week, I will be leafleting Stephen Austin State U, LA Tech, U of LA at Monroe, Mississippi State, and U of AL. If you would like to help leaflet with me, or if you would like me to give a talk to your local group, please email jon (at) veganoutreach.org. Thanks!

 

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Question of the Week

"Would you please explain how indigenous people could have survived if they had not eaten meat?"

Vegan Outreach has only one purpose -- to lessen the amount of suffering in the world. Nothing else matters: not what people have done in the past, not what others are doing now. Each one of us is extremely fortunate that we can choose not to support cruelty to animals by choosing vegetarian!

 

Products of the Week

Carrie Hill nominates: "Tofurky's sausages -- yes, they are vegan and awesome!! My favorite is the sun dried tomato. They are great in a stir fry with broccoli, onions, mushrooms and peppers, or over spaghetti noodles! They are also low carb and a great source of protein."

Send your nominees for Product of the Week to info (at) veganoutreach.org; previous products can be found here.

 

Notes from Our Members

I leafleted after work yesterday and today. Yesterday, a student and I were talking about how Corretta Scott King was vegan. When I gave him a GCFE, he replied "This is exactly what I needed: how to go vegan." Another student told me today that he read the pamphlet yesterday, that he had no idea this was going on, and that it just isn't right. He said he was going to write to the president of the University asking what can be done about this. I gave him a GCFE.
-Eugene Khutoryansky, 2/9/06

Just to follow up on what Eric said last week: I, too, had a great time in North Carolina leafleting with Jon Camp, but what struck me the most is where we are going in this social justice movement. We have a lot of potential tools in our belt (social justice, compassion, environmental, health, comparing the dynamic of oppression to other movements), and we have two options -- unleash all of it on the public and hope something good comes out of it, or use what we have in a strategic fashion and push animal advocacy in the "right" direction. Vegan Outreach is the latter, having the foresight not only to make an engaging new brochure, Even If You Like Meat, but also something that tries to make one of veganism biggest negatives -- that is seems to be a drastic change -- into a positive.
     With the opportunity to pass out EI on a 5-day college tour, I was truly struck by what a powerful tool we are using. It was so inspiring to see people walking around campus reading it, sitting down and pouring over it, and passing it to their friends. When I saw people slowing down and taking time from their busy day to accept and read the brochure, telling us that they received it last time Jon was passing it out and became veg -- well, I am proud to volunteer with this group. My expectations were not only met, but far exceeded because of the response we got.
-Aashish Bhimani, 2/12/06

Today, I handed out 304 EIs at City College of San Francisco, and 150 at College of San Mateo. At one point, I overheard a girl say to her friends, "I got that last semester. I told my friends about it and they don't eat meat anymore."
-Suzanne Haws, 2/7/06

 

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