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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  September 8, 2010

Notes from Vegan Outreach


Video Feedback of the Week

Phil Letten came across this video, put together by a woman who received a Vegan Outreach booklet at the Warped Tour this summer.

If you have limited time, be sure to watch at least the opening minute (the conclusion is great, too).

Congratulations to everyone out there, every day, reaching more and more people with this life-changing message!


Denver talk

Link of the Week: “Who here thinks that is enough?”

Talk by Anne Green & Matt Ball.


MM giftbag

Product of the Week

Anne: “Malcolm’s Miracle skin care products (by Lynn, one of VO’s first members) are amazing – make great gifts, too!”

Please submit your product of the week via this page; previous entries here.


Notes from All Over

Lightning Round


Notes from Our Members

Dan Kuzma
Dan Kuzma changes lives at the Cleveland Warped Tour.

Three from the most recent batch of Guide requests:

My daughter attended the Warped Tour and brought a Choose Compassion pamphlet home. We became vegetarian and I am looking into vegan options.
—DL, 8/9/10

One of my favorite teachers is a vegan, and when we had free time in class, we could read Why Vegan? From the moment she offered this booklet, I was attracted by this lifestyle.
—OA, 8/12/10

I got a Choose Compassion pamphlet at Warped Tour and was mortified by the horrible things they do to animals. It’s like animal genocide!
—KH, 8/18/10

It was the encouraging, understanding voice I discovered on the Vegan Outreach website which helped me when I first transitioned to veganism six years ago. If it weren’t for them, I’m not sure I would have arrived at the place I am today. When I first went vegan, I came across a few people online who struck me as very angry and condescending. I saw how they attacked other vegans for not being vegan “enough” (as they defined it) and was even afraid to self-identify as a vegan for fear of being judged and attacked by other vegans! VO reaches and encourages people to take the first step on the path to veganism and gives them the strength and confidence to continue to learn and embrace more “advanced” animal rights and liberation concepts as they are ready. I am very grateful for their work.
—Jo Tyler, via Facebook

Mohamed Abdiweli
At Canisius College, Mohamed Abdiweli shines a light on the hidden abuse of animals.

Tons of teens and college-aged people at the Border’s on Michigan Ave – we ran out of booklets after just one hour. Heard from quite a few veggies and supporters. One girl who was headed into Border’s told me, “I received one before – I am converting!” She told me she was actually on her way in to buy a vegetarian cookbook. Nice!
—Leslie Patterson, 7/28/10

The Lilith Fair was great! There were many women of all ages who really seemed interested in the material and showed it to their friends. One lady came back and asked for another copy for her daughter. I met so many vegetarians I lost track! Surprisingly, my favorite interaction was with a guy. He took the pamphlet and said, “Thanks.” Then he looked at the cover and said, “Actually, thank you very much for this.”
—Julie Rothman, 7/30/10

The Humane League handed out a total of 120,720 Vegan Outreach booklets at Warped Tour stops this summer. Praise to Phil Letten for going around the entire summer, James Brennaman for going to almost all Eastern stops, Darius Fullmer for doing the last six WT dates, Lydia Chaudhry for leafleting the four Philly-area dates, and Aaron and Kate for seven different stops!
—Nick Cooney, 7/30/10

Darina Smith

I got some great feedback leafleting (with Mikael and Riley). I offered leaflets to a group of five women from out of town; one of them was veg and the others were interested. I gave them a restaurant guide and they were all so appreciative and excited to have it, and immediately started looking through it for places to eat. Another couple, walking dogs, came up and thanked me for getting the word out. They said how wonderful it is to be doing that and they firmly believe in our work.
—Blythe Lopez, 7/31/10

Reached over 3,700 individuals at the Cincinnati Warped Tour stop. Two separate individuals mentioned being veg as a result of VO leafleting at WT last year.
     Over 3,400 at the Milwaukee stop. I noted that six of the seven leafleters here went veg as a result of college outreach – and the seventh, Darina (right), from seeing a pro-veg billboard on the subway. So none of us would likely have been involved in this if not for others using their time, money, and/or energy to spread the message. As the wise sage Jack Norris has said, “Veganism doesn’t spread itself.” It spreads because we make it happen.
—Jon Camp, 7/29/10


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