|Enewsletter • March 21, 2012|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Thanks to the generosity of our thoughtful donors and the amazing efforts of our incredible activists, Vegan Outreach recently sent out our 17,000,000th booklet!
And through only the first day of spring, Adopt a College activists have reached an amazing 436,685 students at 535 schools across the continent!
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Notes from Our Members
reached over 3,000 students at
George Mason U, and had a lot of great feedback.
One student told us she got a leaflet two years
ago and has been vegetarian ever since. Several
students told us they were going to eat a vegetarian
lunch, and many others said they were disturbed
by what they read. Had a good conversation with
a skeptical student, and afterwards she thanked
me and said I gave her a lot to think about.
Another student said that it was, by far, the
best guide about vegetarian eating he has ever
Northwestern University, one guy
said he had been changing his diet after receiving
the booklet from a friend. He liked the emphasis
on preventing suffering and that veganism was
not presented as all-or-nothing. A girl stopped
who said she had been thinking about the booklet
since receiving it last year, was upset about
the animals but had questions about abortion
and thought babies were more important. We talked
for a couple minutes and ended up agreeing that
caring about humans and animals does not have
to be mutually exclusive; she was happy to receive
600 students at Laney College,
and 200+ at College of Alameda. Lots of great
conversations. Two young ladies pledged to go
vegan on the spot!
over 500 at New York U. Also met
a vegan vender who had Compassionate Choices
already on display! At Whole Foods, a cashier
saw some booklets in my hand and said she got
one at Borough of Manhattan Community College
and even did a speech on it, too!
and I created quite the buzz on
campus and met some really incredible people
at Nassau Community College, where we reached
over 1,500 students! Many people interested
in learning more. In fact, the construction
guys a floor below us yelled up and asked me
what we were handing out. I told them and they
were really engaged. After their lunch, they
asked us for booklets to show their friends.
Washington College was buzzing today.
Krystina met one student who had just written
a paper about animal rights. One professor said,
“I agree, I’m a vegan,” pointing
at the leaflet. She asked me, “Don’t
you feel better?!” and of course I replied,
“Yes, I do!!” She gave me a big
number of students at Illinois
State were interested in taking the first step
to help animals; reached over 900 others, too.
A faculty member stopped to let me know that
a new Animals and Society course had begun,
with two full sections.
handed out all 300 booklets at
the University of Cincinnati. One student was
particularly thrilled, as he needed a start
on his factory farming paper.
UNC today, the 1,200+ students
I reached were much more receptive than any
time in 2011. I heard from many vegetarians
and at least five vegans. I could have given
out more Guides but ran out after 12. Great
conversations as well, including one faculty
member. I also got booklets into the hands of
an assistant director of dining services and
an assistant director of career services.
the wind, a solid day at Florida
Atlantic University – over 1,500 reached. Quite
a few students seemed especially happy to get
the information. Also, a professor thanked me
for being there and said she would share the
information with her students.