|Enewsletter • January 12, 2011|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Please Help Jon Camp’s Spring Tour
Starting in late February, Jon Camp, VO’s Director of Outreach, will embark on a ten-week college outreach tour through the American South. He has found housing for most of his tour, but still needs a place to stay in or near the following:
If you’d be willing to house America’s Most Courteous Houseguest, please contact Jon (at) VeganOutreach (dot) org.
Also, if you’d like to leaflet with Jon, or if you’d like him to give his talk on advocacy to your local group, please contact him. Thanks so much!
From “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” & Jack Norris RD Blogs
Product of the Week
Anne Marie: “I recommend Twin Oaks products, especially the Extra-Chewy Chorizo Vegetarian Sausage. The sausage comes in an easy-to-slice tube, and is good sautéed with squash and onions, served over rice with generous amounts of sriracha hot sauce. I make this for non-vegans with rave reviews.” (At the VO office, we do the same thing with Tofurky’s Italian sausage or Gimme Lean sausage.)
Notes from All Over
Notes from Our Members
more vegetarians from leafleting
the First Friday Art Walk. For example, we met
someone who said they went veg after reading
the booklet. Also met a 15-year-old who went
veg three months ago after talking with us at
a demo – he has been loving being vegetarian
Camp’s talk inspired a bunch of
new people to come out leafleting today, setting
a new record at UNC-Chapel Hill. It is really
wonderful to see so much new interest in leafleting
in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area!
am a freshman at Rutgers University.
When I was walking out of class, I was handed
one of your booklets. I had stopped eating red
meat a couple of months ago. However, I continued
to eat chicken until I saw the booklet’s information
on how harshly chickens are treated as well.
I am very grateful that I read this; now I have
more than enough inspiration and motivation
on becoming a full vegan. I want to help you
raise awareness about how animals are treated.
At the University
of Idaho, I had two people tell
me they wanted to go vegan. One of them said
his vegan niece has talked to him about it before,
but the booklet pushed him over the edge.
great to leaflet with Aleta and
Kathryn at Wesleyan. One student was very angry
and said that I should warn people about the
pictures. I let her talk, then gently commented
that unfortunately these animals endure this
horror, and the only way to have people understand
is to shock them with reality. I said that most
people do not realize they are paying someone
to do this when they consume animals. We talked
more, and when she left, she said she agreed
this work needed to be done, thanked
me for being there, and encouraged me to continue!
lunchtime leafleting at Arizona
State. We overheard one student say, “Now
I have to think about what I eat.” Another
said her 14-year-old sister happened to see
the booklet in her room and went vegetarian
as a result.
leafleting at Schenectady Community
College was very rewarding. I had a wonderful
discussion with two students from Guyana who
were really interested. One veg student came
back asking about how to become an activist.
A former vegan and activist bemoaned the treatment
he got from his family and the expense of veganism.
He got a Guide
and was really excited at the prospect of cutting
animal products back out of his life.
at Columbia University. A number
of students returned to get extras for their
friends and to request more info/ Guides.
Also, a brand-new vegetarian food truck called
VEGENATION pulled up and parked right in front
of me – they serve falafel and dosas, modeled
after a popular vegan food cart that is always
parked at NYU. This created some good traffic
and a receptive audience, as there was a great
example of vegan food to point to right in front
of me. Also met two vegans from Sweden who were
astounded by the vegan restaurants in NYC, and
told me that the Columbia cafeteria even has
soy ice cream.