|Enewsletter • January 28, 2009|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Jack Norris: Does Veganism Spread Itself?
Vegan Outreach's Co-Founder and President Jack Norris' famous talk, "Does Veganism Spread Itself?" is now available on YouTube!
For all the advances and changes of late, we know that, if there is to be a truly better world, there have to be many, many more vegans. Watch the video and learn more! (Our thanks to Armaiti May and Stewart Solomon for organizing Jack's talk.)
Unable to watch YouTube? You can review Jack's History of Vegan Outreach.
Also, don't miss Erik Marcus' podcast with Vic Sjodin!
Product of the Week
The Office nominates Liz Lovely's vegan cookies. One of the many great things about Liz Lovely's cookies is that they come in a package of two, so it is easy to share (or to save one for later, or mash together and say you only had one cookie). The Cowgirl Cookies are like eating delicious cookie dough, the Ginger Snapdragons are spicy and remind us of Grandma's cookies, and the Chocolate Moose Dragons are moist, fudgy, and deliciously chocolate-y. (Anne didn't share those, though, so you'll have to take her word alone. Trust us, though, she knows her chocolate.) Order some vegan cookies today for your favorite leafleter!
Notes from All Over
Two links that just came to our attention (both now linked at VO's Free Range page):
Related: Niman Ranch going under.
Notes from Our Members
leafleting at Northwestern University,
I went inside to warm up. At the
Student Affairs Office, I noticed
someone had made a display of Vegan
Outreach booklets, including those
I hadn't been distributing that
Michelle Cehn and I
had a big day at Diablo Valley College
today. A professor told me he had
found a leaflet and was grateful
that we were spreading this information
to students. He grabbed my arm and
said, "I really admire you
and what you’re doing, young man."
Christian, a semi-vegetarian, was
really impressed with our work and
wanted to help out. We were grateful
for his help and told him that a
non-vegan doing activism can do
a lot for the animals.
Katherine Groff (above) and Jon Camp (below) reach more students at Shepherd University.
Tough crowd at Berkeley,
which we anticipated due to the
amount of information these students
are exposed to generally. Along
these lines, one man refused the
Even If You Like Meat,
then paused, and asked, "Wait
... what is this?" I explained
how the information was from industry
sources and just stated the facts
without additional hyperbole. He
took one and said, "This is
what we need. We get inundated with
information, so we need something
not trying to be sensational. Something
like this actually does get our
attention. I'll take a look at this."
Saw many students reading the EIs
as they walked through campus, and
met some vegans/ vegetarians as
At Irvine Valley College,
I heard some good comments, including,
"I read it...it was interesting
... and a little scary. It makes
me think I need to be vegan."
"These images ... I see them
and I don't agree with this cruelty.
When I see them I have to make a
It was great leafleting Grant High School. Highlights:
-Jessica Dadds, 1/21/09
Instead of attending
a local inaugural ball, we had a
leafleting ball instead. Leslie
[Patterson] met high schooler Lola
and her Mom, and they joined in
to leaflet for 1/2 an hour. They
left with 50 Why Vegan
to distribute at Lola's school,
Lane Tech. They also said that they
would be joining us again in the