|Enewsletter • January 26, 2011|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Link of the Week: Psychology and Advocacy
Nick Cooney, head of The Humane League, has a new book out – Change of Heart – reviewing research in psychology and sociology as it applies to efforts to change the world for the better.
Nick has kindly agreed to pull together the relevant research into this piece on leafleting, where he concludes:
Be sure to read the entire article!
Product of the Week
Linda: “I’ll nominate EatPastry vegan cookie dough for product of the week. I have no idea what it tastes like cooked, since I’ve never managed to get that far.”
Notes from All Over
Notes from Our Members
I met this beautiful soul after
we had packed up to leave Santa Monica Community
College. We made eye contact and I ran over
to her with a leaflet to “help animals.”
Within minutes she was crying, and later wrote
Santa Fe College, the students
were so very receptive and thoughtful. Hardly
anyone refused a booklet! Some students came
back after reading the leaflet and the conversations
went very well. I could tell that changes will
be taking place in their lives! I was thanked
multiple times for being there. A teacher said
he’d share the information with his students
North Carolina A&T State,
the woman who approved our booklets told us
she eats mostly vegetarian (sometimes fishes
and chickens), and took booklets for herself.
A lot of students (and even staff) stopped to
ask for booklets; some wanted them to give to
got a booklet from the Warped
Tour this year and I finally read it. It made
me feel sick how they actually treat the animals.
I wish I could save them all.
great day for the soul – Brian
and I reached nearly 3,000 students at Sinclair
Community College, the University of Dayton,
and Wright State. Through-the-roof interactions.
One student told us her professor asked
in class, “What’s the difference between
cock-fighting and the way we are raising our
chickens?” as they discussed the literature.
We were in our element and definitely got to
a load of people today. Thanks as always to
the donors for making effective days like this
day at Rutgers University, where
Cassandra, Amanda, and I reached over 1,000
students. We met tons of vegetarians and had
some really positive interactions, with students
saying they had been thinking of going vegetarian.
day at University of Arizona! I
had more people stop / come back / wait to get
a booklet than ever before. Also got the most
verbal reactions ever – some squeals of delight
at the sight of Compassionate Choices,
but even more yelps of disgust as people opened
the booklet while walking away: “Oh God!”
“Ewwww!” etc. One woman came back
and took ten more for a presentation she’s giving.
on this last tour, I stayed with
two kids for a few nights. A few hours before
I was going to leave, one of the kids sat down
and asked me why I was vegan (like he was ready
to debate me). I gave him a leaflet and talked
all about the extreme confinement of farm animals
and slaughter practices. After the discussion,
he and his roommate watched Meet Your Meat.
At the end, one of them said, “I can’t see
how I can call myself a good person if I keep
eating meat.” We then put some veggie burgers
on the grill and ate a vegan meal. They both
got a Guide.