|Enewsletter • January 9, 2013|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Together for 2013!
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Every booklet printed, every heart opened, every life changed – these are only possible because of your thoughtful generosity!
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Product of the Week
Ellen likes the new Trader Joe’s vegan mozzarella melted on pizza.
Notes from Our Members
1,034 students at Riverside City College’s winter
intersession. Heard from vegetarians and vegans,
including one student who went veg on the spot!
He got a Guide,
along with a few others who are already veg
or likely to go veg.
and I reached 1,550 students at the University
of Iowa, and met a number of vegans, vegetarians,
and interested, very enthusiastic students!
One person said, “Gimme one. Now give me
another one,” then handed it to the other
person and walked away saying, “Here, you
have to read this.”
great day of outreach. At Oklahoma City Community
College, I had a young woman say that she got
a VO booklet at Oklahoma U awhile ago. It made
her sad, and she just did a report on the issue
for a class she is taking. I also had a young
woman come up to tell me that she was aware
of this issue, was appalled by the treatment
of animals, and was very happy to find a like-minded
soul at her school. We had a good heart-to-heart.
day at Southern Connecticut State – reached
450 students in the first 20 minutes! Then,
Susan, Stacy, and Wendy joined me, and we blew
past the record for this school – reaching
a total of 1,993 students. My ace-in-the-hole
vegan assistant dean came by for a hug! Met
dozens of vegetarians and vegans; one of whom
told me he had changed after getting a booklet
from me. Ten students exchanged emails to get
a club on campus, and some want to leaflet.
day at Hillsborough Community College. Met a
number of vegetarians and vegans, had good conversations.
A not-fully vegetarian Mormon student stopped
to help leaflet; another student wants to get
and I reached 2,030 students at Simon Fraser
University, Burnaby. One woman returned, raving
about how excellent our meat-reduction approach
is; she got Guided!
and I left work early to head over to DePaul,
where we met a number of interested people.
One young man who said he does not think he
could go all the way veg, has reduced his meat
consumption; he was happy to get a Guide.
One woman asked for another booklet and a Guide,
because she’s trying to convert her nieces.
and I had a phenomenal day at SUNY Oneonta,
SUNY Cobleskill, and Hartwick College – over
2,100 students total. In general, we were met
with great enthusiasm, and had many positive
interactions – even with some ag students.
both Reedley and College of the Sequoias – such receptive students. At Reedley College, a woman
[left] converted to veg on the spot – said she had
to do it. Another two individuals came up to
me separately and told me they had been thinking
about going vegan. They were both really excited
to get Guides. Jackiie, head of the student
group at CoS, and I had great conversations
over 1,200 students at Indiana University, Bloomington.
One student came up to apologize for his “disrespectful
comment last time you were here about loving
to eat chickens.” I let him know that my
feelings were not center stage, so he need not
worry about offending me. Rather, these animals
were the ones with much on the line, so taking
a serious and honest look at what chickens go
through before they end up in the bucket would
be the best use of his remorse. He took a booklet
and stated that he would do just that.