|Enewsletter • April 26, 2006|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Last week's leafleting was spent in northern Ohio. Like previous weeks, it was chock-full of constructive conversations and new inroads created for the animals. Thanks to the great help of Dan Kuzma (at right) and other volunteers, 3,960 Even If You Like Meat booklets were individually handed to students of Kent State, U of Akron, Youngstown State U, Cleveland State U, Oberlin College, and Bowling Green State U.
Many individuals came up to me stating how moved they were by the booklet. At Youngstown State U, a young woman brought the booklet into her Environmental Ethics class and as a result, her professor spent the entire class period on factory farming issues. At Bowling Green State U, I met a graduate student who has been vegan since receiving a Vegan Outreach booklet on campus in 1999. She is a living example of the tangible results that come from leafleting. Years from now there will be many more such individuals -- a result of those of us who are currently using our time and/ or funds to inform the general public of the animals' plight.
Next week I will be leafleting at U of WI Parkside, U of WI Whitewater, U of WI Oshkosh, U of WI Milwaukee, and U of WI Madison. If you would like to leaflet with me or if you would like for me to talk to your local or student group, please email jon at veganoutreach.org. Thanks so much!
Jack Norris to Speak in Wisconsin
On Tuesday, May 2, Vegan Outreach's own Jack Norris, RD will be speaking on vegan nutrition at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. The talk will be from 7 - 8ish PM, in the student union, Room e240.
Chinese Even If You Like Meat... Uploaded
All Chinese files here.
Products of the Week
From Wyoming, Paula Wilson-Caziér: "I'd like to submit the Ener-G Egg-Replacer as vegan product of the week. For people like me who love to bake, it enables us to easily and quickly adapt any recipe to vegan. The entire Ener-G website is a great place to shop - they list all the ingredients of the products and have popup windows for nutritional information panels, recipes, and an Ener-G products retail store finder, as well."
Aly Thewes nominates "Amy's Bean and Rice burrito. It's 100% vegan, and it's also 100% delicious. I didn't have too much faith in a frozen burrito tasting too good, but I was wrong." (Note: the Breakfast and Black Bean Vegetable burritos are vegan, too.)
Notes from All Over
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Notes from Our Members
I work in college food
service. Veganism is becoming more
popular among college students.
I personally need more education
on this so that we can properly
provide tasty and exciting menus.
I will look forward to your free
At the Earth Day event
in San Antonio, VOICE
for Animals gave out hundreds of
Why Vegans (at right),
as did the San Antonio Vegetarian
Society. Several of our volunteers
fanned out into the crowds and gave
out Why Vegans and talked
to people about veganism. Lots of
people were very receptive.
I handed out 2,200
today at UC Irvine. About 30 told
me they received one last time I
was there and were very affected,
and about a third of those said
they were now vegetarian.
While handing out 481
at the Galleria Mall today, a police
officer asked to see what I was
passing out. As I continued to leaflet,
she read the Why Vegan
with a concerned look on her face.
After studying the pamphlet for
about fifteen minutes, she asked
me for more pamphlets so that she
could share them with her family,
and she said that it was very good
information. She took 50 extra Why
Vegans and a GCFE.
Vanessa L and I
distributed 1,677 booklets at UC
Berkeley's Cal Day, when admitted
students and their families are
invited to come to campus and see
if they want to attend the school.
VO's lit is clearly attention-grabbing:
I saw students walking around reading
them even in the midst of the fray.
an animal rights meetup group
(Brad, Jen, Denise & Eric) on
South Beach and we distributed about
500 Why Vegans from 8-11pm
on Sat. night at Lincoln Road Mall.
We also had ARFF's body T.V. with
Meet Your Meat running
(below). We knew there would be
a very high traffic the night before
Easter. The response was very positive.
We were positioned right next to
a blood mobile and in front of the
Arts Center. We were at a crosswalk
where people often piled up waiting
for the light to change and would
watch the video. 5-10 minutes after
we started the video, a man working
at the blood mobile came over, watched
the video, read the WV,
and began distributing our literature
like a madman. I have never seen
anybody respond like that. He hardly
asked any questions at all. He just
jumped right in and worked with
us for 2 hours. I asked, "Aren't
you going to get in trouble for
not working?" He said "No,
I'm in charge at the blood mobile."
He said he was not vegetarian but
was going to change his diet.