|Enewsletter • November 23, 2011|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Together for Better Thanksgivings
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From “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” Blog
Notes from Our Members
Three f rom a recent batch of Guide requests:
guy was passing out your little
magazines, and it brought me to tears! I need
I was given this booklet on
campus, and am now attempting to be vegan.
I was in Boston, people were handing
out booklets. Becoming a vegan has crossed my
mind more than a few times, so I decided I would
go through with it!
Lauren, Paulette, and I reached
1,580 students at the College of Charleston.
Tommy (right) got a booklet during our visit
to the school last year and has been veg since.
Also, a woman told Paulette that reading Even
If You Like Meat today led her to decide to
go vegan. Also, last night, a woman told me
me that a few years back, talking with me and
then hearing Rory Freedman’s talk got her to
go from veg to vegan.
rate was phenomenal at Miami-Dade
College, despite the heavy rain. I probably
could have gotten even more leaflets out, but
I took time for several great conversations
with some very interested students. For example,
one religious student was seeing the links between
his religion and treating animals compassionately.
After talking and giving him several contacts
for local veg groups, he left telling me how
thankful he was we’d met. He even expressed
interest in helping leaflet in the future too!
leafleting Union Square, I handed
one to a guy who came back about five minutes
later. He told me that he really needed to let
me know that his son is a vegetarian, and for
the past few months his son has been trying
to get him to not eat meat. Since then, every
time he has eaten meat he doesn’t feel right
about it, but it wasn’t enough to make him stop
completely. He told me that getting the booklet
and just looking through the images that today
he is done for good. He said that today he was
meant to walk by me, and he knows for sure that
God connects us to the right people. He thanked
me for being there and told me that he needs
me to know it’s because of me this happened,
and that he’ll remember the reason.
vegan count at the University
of Victoria was too high to keep track of. It
is exciting to feel the increase in the proportion
of students who have become veg. I am so pleased
to have the opportunity to do this work and
am so inspired by all of you!
great day at South Mountain Community
College that largely consists of Hispanic and
African-American students. A record number of
professors are showing Food, Inc. and
other videos to their classes. Talked to four
different professors who are having students
write papers on factory farming, vegetarian / vegan
eating. One English 101 professor is using animal
rights as the theme for his courses this semester,
and a nutrition professor incorporates info
on vegetarianism into all of her classes. One
staff member told me that she and her daughter
and granddaughter are vegetarian and all are
working on going vegan; she was thrilled to
get a Guide. Another professor asked
me to stay longer, since her class was going
to the library and she wanted them to pass me
so those who were interested could pick up booklets.
One Hispanic student eagerly took literature
and said the way we treat animals is so
sad and that he and his sisters have been vegetarian
since birth. Too many other positive experiences
and I met 17 vegetarians / vegans at
the University of Iowa, and reached over 1,600
students. A guy told Sen, “I just read
through that. It was eye-opening.” Another
guy told me, “I got that and read it. I’m
a changed man.”
we reached over 1,000 students at
Yale for World Farm Animals Day. I heard from
many vegetarians, and about eight vegans. One
guy thanked me, profusely, for opening his eyes.
He pledged to go vegan 3–4 times a week as a
start, and would continue reducing animal-product
consumption. Many others thanked us for doing
this work. Others signed up to join the student
had some excellent conversations with
students at the University of Maryland, Baltimore
County; a student who went vegetarian just last
week helped me leaflet for a little while! A
student at Community College of Baltimore County
said she got a leaflet in the past and seriously
reduced her and her family’s meat consumption.
She also said she is using the leaflet as a
topic for her speech class and asked for a stack
to pass out to her classmates. Also met a ton
of veg students.
many great conversations at Lane
Community College! One student stopped to ask
questions, took a Guide, and said he’s
really thinking about going vegan. One woman
said she really thinks veg eating is the direction
her family is heading. A student who has been
vegetarian for 4 or 5 months said the Guide
will help because he’s not sure he’s getting
over two dozen conversations at
Shasta College. For example, I had an incredibly
productive conversation with three students,
after which all three pledged to go veg at least
twice a week with the intent of moving towards
total vegdom! Many people told me they had read
the booklet all the way through and found it
very disturbing. Lots of people will be considering
their dinner tonight.