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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  March 3, 2010
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Notes from Vegan Outreach

Vegan Outreach: Changing Lives

Watch the new video!

We’re very pleased to announce the completion of our new video, “Vegan Outreach: Changing Lives.” It can be seen at VO’s YouTube Channel.

This short video can only highlight the efforts of a handful of the people who make this work possible, of course. (If we could feature everyone involved, we would need at least a week-long miniseries!) But we hope it helps provide the wider community with a brief overview of the power and importance of this work.

We can’t say it enough: Thank you for being such a key part of changing lives – and changing the world!

 

Product of the Week

Kristen: “Tofutti Chocolate Fudge Treats – they remind me so much of the fudge bars I ate when I was a child, but they are vegan and sugar- and fat-free.”

Send your product of the week to info (at) veganoutreach (dot) org; previous entries here.

 

Notes from All Over

Jeni Haines
Jeni Haines reaches another Stanford student with life-altering information.

Get Active with the Spring!

Need motivation to get active? Meatout 2010 is March 20 – the first day of spring! And be sure to contact info (at) veganoutreach (dot) org if you’d like to be hooked up with a leafleter in your area.

 

Lightning Round

 

Notes from Our Members

Moviegoers read VO booklets
After being leafleted by Michele McCowan and Bonnie Goodman (below), moviegoers in Bozeman, MT study VO booklets while waiting for a special screening of Food, Inc.

Thank you for sending me the two booklets. I am now a vegan. I am lovin’ every bit of it. My daughter is also considering being vegetarian. I feel so much better and have actually lost 6 lbs. Thank you for my new way of life!
—CH, 2/17/10

I am received better each time I leaflet Solano Community College. I remember there was some genuine hostility towards me the first time I leafleted here, and now the students really seem to be on board with the message / take it seriously. Today was also a good demonstration of how valuable outreach is at this school. Four individuals (two people on their own and one set of friends) came up to me throughout the day to ask about factory farming, saying they had NEVER seen images like this and had no idea this was going on. I had to do some damage control as one woman seemed really shaken. I made book recommendations, gave out Guides, and talked about food alternatives, trying to make the conversations more positive since many of the the people seemed upset. Fairfield is only an hour away from San Francisco, one of the most vegan-friendly and progressive cities in the entire world and there are people nearby who still don’t know what vegan or factory farming is. This outreach is still incredibly important and necessary everywhere.
—Brian Grupe, 2/8/10

Bonnie Goodman

Highlight of the day at Harvard: one woman declined a brochure, then stopped, turned around and said, “I just want you to know that you guys got me to go vegetarian last year by giving me one of those.”
—Jo Tyler, 2/19/10

Great day at Cypress College. I saw lots of students around campus reading the booklets. One student said with quiet hopefulness, “Are you vegan?” as though she’d never met another. She came back and asked for a Guide for her roommate, “I think she’s about to need it,” she said to me. I realize how encouraging and empowering it can be for young vegans to cross the path with someone who is also making countercultural eating decisions.
—Brianne Donaldson, 2/8/10

Michele McCowan and I handed out 400 Compassionate Choices at Montana State – Bozeman. Many people had them already from the Food, Inc. movie last month – we even had people thank us for being there! 45 people were so interested, they took a Guide.
—Bonnie Goodman (above), 2/10/10

Vic Sjodin and Phil Letten
Vic Sjodin exchanges information with a Florida International University student while Phil Letten waits for the next student.

I’ve been sticking to a 99% vegan diet for the last five weeks, and I’ve lost 10 pounds. Your weekly enewsletters provide much needed support – thanks!
—MR, 2/25/10

Great conversations at Fisk University, with lots of students saying they got one last semester from Vic and Phil. One even said she has it hanging up in her room!
     Our work is really catching on. One old roommate of mine is now going meatless one day a week with his current roommate. Another old roommate just sent me a message inquiring about vegetarianism. Last week, a member of a sorority where I had spoken emailed me telling me she’s now vegan and wants to help out.
—Kenny Torrella, 2/10/10

There were a ton of vegetarians at the University of Central Florida, some of whom said their change was due to a leaflet they received previously – go Vic & Phil! They all got Guides.
—Rob Gilbride, 2/10/10

 

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All donations are tax-deductible.

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