|Enewsletter • March 14, 2012|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Can’t Keep Up on the Amazing News!
More from “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” & Jack Norris RD Blogs
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Ellen: “My best friend stopped eating animals for Lent, and was blown away by Boca’s Chik’n Nuggets!”
Notes from Our Members
Susan, and I set a new record
at Southern Connecticut State – 1,498! We met
about 30 – that’s right 30
– vegetarians, and about a dozen vegans! I
had a professor tell me that she was so glad
we were there. She said some students were arriving
at her class and putting the booklets to the
side, saying they were not going to read them.
She asked them, “Why are you here, if not
to learn?” and got them to read the pamphlets!
Later, a student took a Compassionate Choices
from me, then came back and asked for 30 for
was my day off from work so I
headed down to Purdue to represent the animals.
It was a cold day, in the 20s, but I had long
underwear, three sweatshirts, snowpants, coat,
boots, etc., basically looked like a Russian
nesting doll but it worked to keep me going
for 5 hours. Great reception from the polite,
friendly students. This is a heavily agricultural
school, but still I heard from many veggies,
including recent converts, and noted many vegan
options in the union.
was the best day of the semester!
Denise, Virginia, Jyoti, and I reached over
3,100 students at the University of Central
Florida. Dozens of great conversations. For
example, one girl came back to Denise, said
she was going veg, and got a Guide.
One dude mentioned, “I never thought about
it that way.”
conversations at George Fox University.
Near the end, a young woman who had been reading
the booklet approached me and asked, “Are
you saying that God didn’t intend for us to
eat the animals?” I said, “In many
cases it’s hard to tell what God intends. I
look at a lot of things in this world, and I
don’t know why God made them the way they are.
I just keep trying to reduce suffering. My view
is that when I see suffering, I want to stop
the suffering.” She said politely, “It’s
interesting to hear other people’s views on
over 1,000 students at University
of Missouri, St. Louis. I heard from about 25
vegetarians and 5 vegans today; plus one student
who after visiting said that she was going vegan!
She was also interested in helping out leafleting.
One student said that he went vegetarian because
he received an Even If You Like Meat
from me a year ago. He too said that he was
interested in helping leaflet. Another student
said that he is a hunter and asked me about
hunting. I said that I am often able to make
allies with hunters to oppose factory farming.
A great day of outreach!
we crushed it today! New record
for College of San Mateo; day total of 1,938
for Diane, Jessica, and me. A ton of vegetarians
and vegans at Canada; I can’t believe
how far this school has come. So many little
stories including an athletic guy who has been
wanting to try vegan and a young lady who enthusiastically
showed me the “Love animals, don’t
eat them” pin on her backpack. So awesome!
day at University of South Florida.
After getting a leaflet, a girl happily said,
“This is great information. Go, you!”
A student remembered me from when I leafleted
a movie screening of The Cove a couple
years ago! He said, “Good to see you’re
still doing this. Keep up the good work.”
Valencia College, we talked to
a woman who is determined to go vegan but was
having a stumbling block with bread, so we recommended
that she go vegan in every other aspect of her
diet and address the bread issue later. She
loved the idea and left saying that she and
her family are on the road to veganism! Also
talked to an African-American student who wants
us to do a presentation at his church. He also
said his goal was to go vegan. Also talked to
a Hispanic student who was super psyched to
get info on vegetarian eating.
From a recent batch of Guide requests:
my community college, Oxnard,
a young woman asked my friend and me if we loved
animals. We said yes and she handed us Compassionate
Choices. Her question made the difference, I
wouldn’t have looked at it otherwise. She didn’t
give me a guilt trip and was friendly. I didn’t
feel pressured, I just feel I want to try this.
a pamphlet passed out around my
school, I have been a proud vegetarian for about
6 months now!
Montgomery College, Kit was a
bit nervous to start leafleting, but after she
handed out the first booklet, she was enthusiastically
handing out one after the other. She emailed
me afterwards to say that she is now addicted
to leafleting and is looking forward to her