|Enewsletter • December 8, 2010|
approach, simultaneously pragmatic
and forward-thinking, focuses on engaging those
who are deemed most open to lifestyle changes:
namely, the young, and, in particular, college
students. Perhaps more importantly, its philosophy
extends well beyond mere “vegan”
outreach as a practical recognition of how vital
it is to meet people where they are, not where
animal advocates want them to be.
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Students, Leaflets, the Animals, and You!
Wow! Adopt a College activists have been on an amazing roll!
Just look at these results – this semester alone, dedicated activists have already handed VO’s detailed, documented booklets directly to 620,781 students at 793 schools! This vastly exceeds the totals from spring term, as well as fall 2009!
Activists have been leafleting at such a furious pace that we didn’t notice when we reached our 5,000,000th student!
That’s right – VO activists have personally handed our powerful, persuasive booklets directly to five million students!
Every single day, activists are letting more students know the truth about the hidden, vicious cruelty inherent in modern agribusiness, as well as offering concrete, understandable steps to sustainable change.
Every single booklet, every single student reached, every single new vegetarian – all because generous, thoughtful donors have contributed to Vegan Outreach.
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From “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” & Jack Norris RD Blogs
Products of the Week
Notes from All Over
Notes from Our Members
Amazing day at Santa Monica College
– reached over 700 students
in 75 minutes and had simply amazing conversations!
First was a young bodybuilder (right) who was
troubled with the inhumane treatment of animals
and the toxins/ fear you consume as a result.
We chatted, I gave him a Guide
to Cruelty-Free Eating and info on the Robert Cheeke, Brendan
Brazier, and Jack Norris RD blogs. HE’S VEGAN
AS OF THIS SECOND, YES HE IS!
Today, we reached 1,625 students
at George Washington University
and Howard University! At GWU, we handed a booklet
to a student carrying her lunch. She opened
it as she walk away, paused down the street,
then came back to me to say that she could not
eat her chicken nuggets after reading the pamphlet
– she felt terrible and had no idea animals
were treated this way. At Howard, had a long
conversation with an inquiring student about
how easy it is to be healthy on a vegan diet
and relieved his concerns about adequate plant-sourced
protein intake. Another student said he went
vegan from receiving an Even If You Like
Meat from Kate last semester!
At Appalachian State, 960
students were happy to learn the truth today. One said, “I’m doing a
report on that!” Another said, when she saw the Even
If cover, “Oh, good! What incredible
timing! I’ve been thinking of going vegetarian!”
She also got a Guide. Also met a student
interested in leafleting.
Ohio leafleting vacation, Leslie
(right) and I reached over 4,100 students at
Ohio State, Youngstown State, and the University
of Akron (MFA Ohio joined us at OSU, and reached
an additional 800 students). Handed out dozens
of Guides, too. Students were amazingly
and I had a good day at Norwalk
Community College and Housatonic Community College.
Met a slew of vegetarians at Norwalk, and gathered
names and emails of four students who want to
either leaflet or get veg options in the cafeteria.
One student took ten Compassionate Choices
to hand out to her friends to help them understand
why she is vegetarian! Talked about animal issues
with the head of the Student World Assembly,
who wants us to come with literature when they
show movies and have events.
summary of Switch and
was again impressed by Vegan Outreach’s process.
I’ve been a longtime donor, but you’ve inspired
me to increase my monthly donation. Thank you
for being an effective tool for change! I’m
proud to support your work.
College, a guy stopped dead in
his tracks for about five minutes to read the
Even If You Like Meat. He then said,
“I have been thinking about going vegan.
Now I know I am.” I gave him a Guide.
over 1,700 students at Oakton
Community College. Most students took a booklet.
I think there were only a couple of people who
made comments such as, “Oh, I can’t look
at that stuff,” to which I normally replied,
“That’s the reality for these animals.”
One girl took the booklet after I said that
and looked through it. She told me that she
tried being vegetarian but had meat cravings.
Her friend said that she can’t give up chicken.
We talked and I gave them some helpful suggestions.
They then sat down on a bench and were looking
through the booklet and discussing it further.
University of Colorado, Boulder,
one student told me he had gotten a booklet
a few years ago as a freshman and it had a huge
impact on him. He said he eats very little animal
flesh now. I gave him a Guide and menus
from a couple of restaurants with a lot of vegan
options. He really enjoyed chatting about his
awakening and I wouldn’t be surprised if he
goes vegan eventually.
mood at Broward College, where
Linda and I reached 750+ students. Lots of vegetarians,
plus many interested kids wanting to know about
what more they could do to help! One conversation
was really great – an interested student
with many questions. She
left with a Guide and booklets for
Virginia Community College, a
woman confronted me with various accusations
and questions, including that we should focus
on human suffering first. I told her that suffering
is suffering, and we’re kind and competent enough
individuals to tackle both – working on
one does not preclude us from working on the
other. By refusing to apologize for working
on behalf of animals and by focusing the attention
on the preventable suffering of animals, the
woman ended up being unable to brush off the
fact that we can play a role in reducing animal
suffering. She stated that I raised some good
points and we parted on good terms.