|Enewsletter • June 8, 2011|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
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From “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” Blog
Products of the Week
Notes from Our Members
into my day at San Diego Mesa College,
a young man told me, “I just got one of
those – I won’t be eating meat anymore.”
Boom! Later: another new veg; two high fives;
a thumbs up; three thank yous; a “Can
I please have one?”; three-or-so vegans;
four vegetarians; and a “Yay! I love these
things!” I reached 2,000 students,
smokes, what a day! (Team Vegan
members) Nora, Jeni,
and I made quite a trio at UC Davis, where we
reached 2,644 students! Just tons of
conversations with students, so many gears turning.
Between the three of us, we probably talked to at least 20 people who are going to significantly
change their diets! I met an Animal Behavior
professor who let me give a spiel to her class
and then offer them leaflets as they left.
There were probably 200 students in attendance,
and 100 took them!
and I encountered very receptive students
at Western Oregon University – loads of vegetarians
and great conversations. It was the kind of
experience that leaves you feeling hopeful and
excited about change in the air! Met several
people who told us that getting a booklet previously
had changed their eating habits. Soon after
I started leafleting, I gave a booklet to a
man who told me he was a professor, so I gave
him a Guide
too. When he asked if this was about eating
free-range, I said that it’s about reducing
suffering – he replied that he’s all for that.
Later, I handed a booklet to a student, and
he said, “My professor was talking about
this in class.”
never-before-leafleted schools today:
University of Dubuque, Loras College, Clarke
University, and Dubuque Senior High School.
At UD, a faculty member claimed I wasn’t allowed
to leaflet on the public sidewalk and she would
have security come talk to me. Turns out that
is the best thing she could have done. When
the guard walked up, she started looking at
a booklet and said, “This is horrible.
I don’t understand how anyone could do that
and call it a job.” When she passed by
a little later she asked if I was vegan and
said her son was and her husband was most of
the way there. She said she pretty much was
too since he did most of the cooking. When I
gave her a Guide, she said, “Big
score for me!”
Michelle and I reached over 950 students
at Modesto Junior College, Modesto High School
was the highlight of the day! Kids were super
receptive, and we reached 200 in a very short
period of time. One girl told me she was going
vegetarian on the spot!
some lively but productive conversations
at Oklahoma State, where I reached 1,200 students
in four hours. The highlight was a super-earnest
and sweet young woman:
of Team Vegan) took a vacation day to join me at Indiana
University at Bloomington (right). I had good conversations with
veg-curious students, including one who said
he liked the idea that every time he chooses
veg, he can spare animals. Later, he said he
wants to try going vegetarian. A couple of students
mentioned the Help
Stop Violence Guy (Joe’s Facebook student
fan club). A couple of big young guys said they
“don’t eat meat,” which was great
rate at Hofstra University was
quite high. I heard many students conversing
about leaflets as they were passing by, and
many more remarking to their friends things
like, “I’m a vegan!” One student who
had been vegetarian for a while said this is
the healthiest he’s ever felt in his life; and several
other students came up to me to ask about going