|Enewsletter • July 10, 2013|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Link of the Week: Standing Up for Animals
VO’s most “Liked” post ever: Veganism, Courage, and the Animals
Excerpt: Meat eaters love to change the subject and complain about vegans’ sense of smug superiority. But I can say it is very likely that I am superior to most of you in one area – I have made more mistakes.… One of my biggest mistakes was lacking courage – but perhaps not in the way you think.
Brian is Leaving the Nest!
The first time Brian Grupe ever leafleted was with me at the Warped Tour in 2007. After just a few minutes, he had mastered the art, jumping in front of me to get to people first! That confidence led him to great heights.
After volunteering for Vegan Outreach in the summer of 2007, VO hired Brian for fall. He leafleted Bay Area schools and then moved to Boston to be our Northeast Outreach Coordinator for 2008. In the spring of 2009, Brian returned to the Bay Area, where he has leafleted ever since.
Brian has leafleted on more than 1,000 different occasions at 312 different schools, handing booklets to more than 380,000 students! Including his leafleting at concerts and other places, he has handed a VO booklet to over 415,000 people! Additionally, Brian organized volunteers to reach another 150,000 people at his outings.
Almost always in a stylish hat, Brian has taught the college kids not only about compassion, but also how to dress for success.
Brian has been a joy to work with and we will miss him greatly. Personally, I will miss working with Brian, but I hope to continue to run into him at Herbivore when I’m in the Bay Area.
Thanks so much, BG!
Product of the Week
Brian: “WayFare’s We Can’t Say It’s Cheese spread is so good! Hickory-smoked cheddar is my JAAAAAM.”
Notes from Brian
Despite the fact we got poured on, it was great to have Jessica and Eleanor with me at Las Positas College. Many students were super interested. The second person I offered one to informed me they were vegan – “Awesome! That’s my favorite answer!”
Big thanks to Jess for powering through the Academy of Art University and UC Hastings with me! These schools can be tough to leaflet, but we did see a lot of people reading their booklets while waiting for the bus. And I snapped a great pic [left] of a construction worker engrossed in the material – and eating veggies and hummus!
A great day at
the University of San Francisco with Clifton [Stone, right].
Good reception, and met lots of vegetarians