|Enewsletter • October 15, 2008|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
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Notes from All Over
Notes from Our Members
only was the reception rate
at the University of Alabama, Birmingham
through the roof, but the immediate
reaction was stellar! Students came
to me from all four corners! One
young lady exclaimed, "Hey,
did you do this last year? Because
I have one and used it for a project
in my Public Communications class
-- everyone loved it! [referring
to an Even If]"
Christy Anderlik promotes compassion to another student at Eastern Washington University; below, Don Hughes informs another University of Michigan student about the realities of factory farms; bottom, Leah Wagoner answers questions at the University of Central Missouri.
At Ridgewater College,
one woman said, "I
just want to let you know: those
are really good. I'm going to try
and cut down on my meat." I
heard one woman tell her friends,
"I got one of those at the
Warped tour. It made me cry."
Just wanted to thank
you for all the great
leaflets you sent for our festival.
Many people took them and some high
school girls were so moved by what
they read that they asked for a
bunch to hand out during lunch at
At Rio Honda Community
College, a security
guard took a leaflet and sat in
his cart reading it for ten minutes.
I overheard another student telling
his friend how he was going to look
for vegetarian items next time he
was at the store. When his friend
pointed to the Even If You Like
Meat, saying, "But you
only have to cut your meat in half,"
the student said, "That's only
if you want to do it half-way. This
is what is happening to animals
whenever you eat meat."
At the walk today,
two walkers told me they went
veg because of receiving a booklet
at the University of South Florida
a few years ago!
Laguardia Community College,
different students stopped to ask
questions, and another student said
he was going to talk about veganism
to his nutrition class and show
everyone the pictures. Also heard
some great comments today: "This
is tough stuff to look at, but I'm
glad you gave it to me." "Take
one of those!!! That's what made
me not eat meat anymore!" (one
student said to her group of friends)
"I have been thinking about
not eating meat anymore -- I think
this is a sign that I should do
One man at East Tennessee
State asked for me
to briefly state why he should try
to minimize his consumption of meat.
With my thumb and forefinger about
an inch apart, I said that by eating
whatever he liked, he might get
that much extra joy. Then with my
hands a couple feet apart, I mentioned
that as a result he might inflict
that much suffering on animals.
In other words, this is greatly
disproportionate and we end up inflicting
so much misery on other beings for
so little gain, if any.
At Case Western University,
I had several awesome conversations
with people interested in learning
more about going veg. One guy said,
"Boy do I have a story for
you -- my mom brought home one of
these that she picked up at a festival
two years ago and it changed my
life." He said the information
blew him away -- he went vegetarian
immediately and is now considering
week, Katie Grimmer
and Amelia Poole distributed copies
of the Australian version of Why
Vegan? at Royal Melbourne Institute
of Technology, Australia. During
the day three students pledged to
go vegetarian and an existing vegetarian
pledged to give up milk.
At Texas State San
Marcos, three people
stated that getting the booklet
in the past has caused them to go
At St. Louis University,
I had a great interaction with Carole,
who told me that she went vegetarian
upon receiving a booklet from me
there last year and then gave me
a big hug. Another woman said that
she got a booklet from me there
in August, and has been vegetarian
since. I had other positive interactions
from people who told me that they
had received a booklet from me last