|Enewsletter • April 15, 2009|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Some people wonder if Vegan Outreach's approach is too slow, too low-tech, etc. Jack Norris and Matt Ball have updated the "Why Adopt A College" page with a new section, "Aren't Pamphlets Outdated?" Please take a few minutes to read this; we welcome your feedback!
And speaking of leafleting's impact, we've started a compilation of feedback from each e-newsletter. Take a look!
Thanks again to everyone whose hard work and donations are changing lives every day!
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Dessert Recipes of the Week
Anna: These Peanut Butter Chocolate Pillows are amazing!
Jean: Most things I cook are inedible, so I love this: heat a few dollops of Tofutti Better Than Sour Cream with a few sprinkles of cinnamon and raw sugar for a few seconds in the microwave, then pour it over fruit!
Notes from All Over
Notes from Our Members
At Eastern Illinois
University, a student
who was talking to her sister on
the phone handed me the phone, as
her sister wanted to let me know
that my phrase "Help stop violence"
really haunted her and made her
realize that meat = violence.
A great day of
reception and feedback at Cal State,
Northridge, including two students,
one of whom took a leaflet early
on; her friend did not. A few hours
later they came back asking for
a second leaflet and information
on transitioning toward being animal-free.
One said, "We read this through.
We've decided we want to help each
other go vegan together."
Heard lots of positive
comments at the University
of Connecticut, despite the cold.
Many students were talking to each
other saying things like, "Oh,
I can't look at that—but you
should read it," or, "Oh
yeah, I got that before—you should
totally read it—it's crazy."
I really had a wonderful
time at the University
of Missouri, Kansas City! Most of
the students began flipping through
the pages as they walked away. It
was encouraging to see the instant
impact. I chatted with a fellow
who used to be vegetarian until
he had a family. I asked him what
made him decide to go veg in the
first place. He said the usual health-related
answer. I encouraged him to revisit
that lifestyle and use it as a way
to teach his family about the joys
of compassionate living. It seemed
to get his wheels turning a bit.
One woman asked me for extra copies
for her sister who was doing a presentation
on animal rights in her public speaking
At Southeast Missouri
State, one student
said she had gotten a booklet from
me last semester and made a lot
of changes in her diet because of
the booklet. A student approached
me to say that he read the booklet
that morning. He said, "This
is messed up! What can I do?"
"What you can do is change
your diet," I replied, and
handed him a Guide,
saying, "This will help you
do it. You vote with your dollar.
If people stop supporting the meat
industry, they will stop producing
Many positive comments
at Arizona State,
West campus, including one woman
who previously shared [Even If You Like Meat] with her
family and said her daughters, especially
her seven year old, refuses to eat chicken
and fish. Another man quietly read
the brochure nearby, and later approached
me saying it was a really good brochure.
Another student said she recently
just went vegetarian. Many students
had not yet seen the brochure and
came over to take one. Almost all
of them seemed genuinely interested.
At the National College
one person mentioned that the Why
Vegan pamphlet is the reason
she is a vegetarian. Another person
mentioned that she got the pamphlet
earlier in the day, and that I had