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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  March 10, 2010
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Notes from Vegan Outreach

Upcoming Events – Mark Your Calendars!

Jon Camp

Jon Camp (right) will be giving a dinner talk at Harvard, March 24. He will also be speaking at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington, VT on April 6, and is a featured speaker at the Worcester, MA VegFest, April 17. Jon will also be representing Vegan Outreach at AR2010 in Washington, DC, July 15–19.

Jack Norris will be speaking in Cincinnati on May 11, as well as the New Orleans Veg Fest on May 16. Jack will also be speaking at Their Lives, Our Voices in Minneapolis, June 11–13.

Matt Ball and Anne Green will be speaking in both Boulder and Denver, CO in mid-July. Matt and Jon will be at Taking Action for Animals in Washington, DC, July 23–26.

Also, an expanded Team Vegan is under development – watch for details next month!

 

Speaking of Jon…

“Wednesday morning he was at Central Connecticut State University. He stood outside for over three hours in the snow and rain, distributing about 200 leaflets and hoped to distribute more that afternoon at Wesleyan University in Middletown.” Full article.

 

Product of the Week

Natalie: “We Can’t Say It’s Cheese is by far the best non-dairy cheese ever made. Look if it is in your area or order online!”

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

 

Notes from All Over

Veg Meats, the Animals, and Progress

Tofurky Deli Slices

Two great articles:

 

Lightning Round

 

Notes from Our Members

Kushi

Kushi from VegPolytech (right) and I did a quick leafleting at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Even in that short hour, we had a big impact. A number of WPI kids read through the booklet right in front of us (below) and asked good questions about factory farming and vegetarianism. We heard from people who had been impacted by the images in the booklet and the info they read. One person said she would try going veg for a month. Another student said he would try being vegetarian for two days a week.
—Drew Wilson, 2/19/10

Written to Eleni Vlachos:
I am a student at Valdosta State and I went to your Seeing Through the Fence. You totally changed my life! While I was not one of the students asking questions at the end (probably because I was literally speechless after realizing what I’ve been putting into my body for my entire life), I took some of the Vegan Outreach brochures and started doing research. I really just want to thank you so much for inspiring me to make the best decision of my life. While I have already endured a good bit of criticism from my friends and some of my family, and it’s going to be tough as I’m a college student, I am still completely set on this goal. Thank you again!
—LS, 3/7/10

WPI students

I really didn’t want to leaflet today, but if I had stayed home, a young man I spoke with today might not have begun his journey towards a more compassionate life. After looking over the booklet, he told me, “Man, that gave me some stuff to think about.” He said he didn’t realize it was so bad. He told me about his companion animals and how much he cares for them, and we both agreed that there is no reason this same care and genuine respect for life should not be extended to farm animals. Seriously, all sorts of gears and light bulbs were going off in this dude’s head, it was amazing. He happily accepted a Guide.
—Brian Grupe, 2/18/10

I was so excited to receive my box of pamphlets that I started this morning at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, even though it was starting to snow. I handed out fifty in no time flat. When I had only one left, two girls were walking along together and I handed it to one of them. As I headed toward the library to do some homework, I looked back and saw them fighting over it. It was so cute and gave me a smile for the first day of my vegan outreach!
—Faith Jackson, 2/23/10

Jon (Camp) and I rocked Northwestern University. Two journalism students also stopped by to interview and take pictures of us. I did not want to take time away from leafleting so we scheduled the interviews for another time. A high point: a guy stopped and said, “You know, I got this from you last time and I just want to thank you for doing this.”
—Leslie Patterson, 2/19/10

Brianne Donaldson
Brianne Donaldson reaches another Chapman University student with the animals’ message.

I think about 25% of the 900 people I reached at the University of South Florida were high school students. One student came up to me and said, “Can I have that chicken book?” She came back to me 20 minutes later. I said, “What do you think?” She said, “I’m going to oppose this cruelty.” I then gave her a Guide. I spoke to another student who read the booklet in front of me. He really liked the message of reducing animal products. He is going to reduce his consumption to eating meat one day a week.
—Rob Gilbride, 2/19/10

Good conversations while tabling at Middle Tennessee State today. One guy told us he doesn’t eat pork but couldn’t believe other animals were allowed to be treated this way, too. It definitely had an impact on him and he walked away with literature he picked up on his own. Also had an interaction with a young lady who came back to the table and asked us why we don’t work to help humans first. I talked about how human problems are very complex, but reducing animal suffering is something we can do every time we go out to eat or go to the grocery store; it’s not complicated and anyone can do it, three times a day.
—Kenny Torrella, 2/23/10

It was a very positive afternoon at Cal State Fullerton. I haven’t been out there for a while, but it feels like more and more students understand there is cruelty in the meat industry and that a vegetarian diet is a healthy, solid alternative to an omnivorous diet.
—Stewart Solomon, 2/23/10

 

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