|Enewsletter • November 16, 2011|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
The fall 2011 issue of Vegan Outreach News is now available online. Articles include: Hot Summer Distro; Adopt a College Update; Every Question Is an Opportunity; Vegan for Life; Team Vegan 2011; and VO Success Stories!
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What We Accomplish
When we say, “Together, we’re reaching new people every day,” we mean it!
Here’s a recent school week of booklet totals entered into the Adopt a College database:
Thanks so much to everyone who is a part of this powerful, necessary work!
From “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” & Jack Norris RD Blogs
Notes from Our Members
day in Stockton, where I reached
1,300 students at San Joaquin Delta College,
University of the Pacific, and Stagg High School.
thing I saw upon entering Arkansas
was a chicken transport truck hauling thousands
of birds to slaughter. While I have seen many
transport trucks before, never had I seen one
for birds. Bearing such witness was tragic and
at Durham’s super-huge Pride event. Gave out
Soy’s chicken along with Compassionate
Choices, and got great feedback, such as:
I’m a diehard carnivore, and I love meat only… but I love this!
This is just like chicken, except better. I can’t believe how much this
tastes like chicken. Where do you get this stuff? (Heard this all day.)
1,000 students at the University
of Minnesota – the crowd was very receptive.
Several hundred took CAA’s pledge to be veg!
day of outreach at Prince George’s
Community College. I had a number of intrigued
students engaging me with questions. For example,
“Don’t chickens exist for us?” I mentioned that
their ancestor, the Red Junglefowl, came into
being like all of us, for its own sake, and
that its function was like ours, to continue
to survive and enjoy life. “Didn’t Jesus eat
fish?” I mentioned that he grew up in a radically
different era than our era and that we can agree
that he wouldn’t be thrilled about this (pointing
to the booklet). In addition, a number of
people said that this cause is a good one and
that the information was really sad.
State was my favorite day of leafleting
yet. Multiple conversations with interested
people, and people who are interested in helping.
I got my first bicycle and skateboard handoffs
(and then my second of both as well).
Johanna’s 9-year-old daughter (right),
jumped in with both feet at Cal Poly, and made
a huge splash! She set a goal of 100, but then
reached 102 and decided, “Why not 200?”
And then 300… If we hadn’t run out of leaflets,
she probably would have stayed the whole day!
As a matter of fact, at one point she said,
“Mom, can we do this every day?”
people said they were already
vegetarian. One woman came up and asked for
recipes, as she wants to go vegan. She got a
Guide. In other news, Wednesdays are
now officially vegan pancakes day in the Yale
students in 53 minutes at Oregon
State. Great reception and supportive comments!
I saw one girl walking along and reading the
booklet aloud to the guy she was with. One person,
who has seen me before walked by quickly and
yelled out, “Yea vegans!”
a new one-person record at Winona
State, where an Even If You Like Meat
spurred this dialogue:
Kate, and I reached nearly 1,200
students at the University of Oregon. Kate talked
to a bunch of football players who said, “Girl,
we are black, we need our CHICKEN!” One
guy asked questions and seemed interested, so
Kate told him, “You know that boxer guy,
the crazy one… who is he?” and they were
like, “You mean Tyson?” “Yea,
Tyson, he’s vegan and black and an athlete better
than you!" and they were like, “No
way!” One guy paused and said, “He
ain’t vegan, he ate someone’s ear!” “But
he didn’t SWALLOW the ear!”
Community College is a goldmine for
outreach. In a short time, we got into many
conversations and met many people interested
in vegetarian & vegan eating! Just a few
examples: I met one student who said he and
his wife were recently trying to be vegetarian.
An administrator came outside on behalf of everyone
in her office to get info on vegetarianism.
Another student came back twice to get more
information; she loved the info in the Guide.
Yet another student commented on wanting to
eat less meat while doing it in the healthiest
way possible, while yet another one pledged
to go vegetarian. Unbelievable response!
Jeff, Jeff, Bryce, Rachel, and
I reached 1,543 people at Occupy Phoenix. Met
many veg*ns and loads of interested folks. We
thought it would be a good demographic and it
definitely was. Extremely high take rate, interest
rate and extremely low throw-down rate.