|ENEWSLETTER • DEC. 4, 2013|
approach, simultaneously pragmatic
and forward-thinking, focuses on engaging those
who are deemed most open to lifestyle changes:
namely, the young, and, in particular, college
students. Perhaps more importantly, its philosophy
extends well beyond mere “vegan”
outreach as a practical recognition of how vital
it is to meet people where they are, not where
animal advocates want them to be.
Students, the Animals, and You!
Wow! Adopt a College activists have been on an amazing roll!
Just look at these results – this semester alone, dedicated activists have already handed VO’s detailed, documented booklets directly to 933,321 students at 816 schools!
AAC activists have now reached more than 15,000,000 individuals!
Every single day, activists are letting more students know the truth about the hidden cruelty inherent in modern agribusiness, as well as offering concrete, understandable steps to sustainable change.
Every single booklet, every single student reached, every single new vegetarian – all because generous, thoughtful donors have contributed to Vegan Outreach.
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From Vegan Outreach’s Blog
Back in the late 90s,
I was looking to become more involved in animal
advocacy and to contribute to the cause in some
way. I connected with a local animal rights
group, but I was not impressed with the level
of critical thinking involved. I was starting
to feel like the only vegan with a brain!
Big day at McMaster University
in Hamilton, Ontario! John Sakars, Alex Greenwood, and I were able
to reach a total of 3,251 students! I met a
good number of vegan and vegetarian students,
and also spoke with non-veg students like Devin,
who told me he was opposed to factory farming
and thinks animals deserve better. John and
Alex also had positive interactions with students!
I’m so happy that we were able to reach such
a large number of students today – that’s good
news for animals!
a little nervous going to Vancouver
Island University, but it was a very good day!
Met lots of people who said they were veg or
thanked me for caring. One lovely young woman
talked to me for a while, left, then came back
and stayed with me – she talked to people while
I gave out booklets.
Dietrich [above] and I set a record at
Coppin State today – the animals are lucky
to have him on their side. We had great and
effective conversations! Brittany [right] is committed
to starting to change her diet to help animals;
she was happy to get a Guide. Three
different students were interested in me coming
to speak to their group or class.
Clark Atlanta University, I had a ton
of great conversations and received positive
comments – too many to report! Even had a woman
in her car yell to me from across the street
that she would pull around because she was interested
in getting a booklet.
1,400 students at St. Cloud State.
Talked with several people interested in vegan
food and nutrition, and gave them Guides.
A professor was having a class outside, and
they were discussing eating lower on the food
chain. He is mostly veg himself, and he waved
me over to tell the class what I was handing
out, why, and what organization I was with.
For my first impromptu presentation, I think
it went very well!
Tiff, Tina, Heather, and I reached
1,265 students at Northwestern University. Other
students were handing out veg booklets as well,
and we heard from tons of vegan and vegetarian
students and staff!
round at the University of Illinois,
Urbana-Champaign – reached 800 students and
handed out eight Guides to various
vegetarians and vegans. One of the vegetarians
let me know that getting the booklet in the
past is what moved him to drop meat.
Awesome day at the University of Texas – Lauren Walker, Erin Gaines [above], Ethan Dussault, Christie Norris, and I reached 5,000 students. This was a new Texas record – the first time any school here hit the 5k mark!
But the next day,
Lauren and I also reached 5,000 students at
Texas State! We distributed dozens of Guides as well, chatting with a lot of people who were
interested in and inspired by this work.
nearly 700 students at College
of the Redwoods and had great conversations.
Ran into a student who recognized me from Palomar
last semester, at the opposite end of the state.
And Bryan is now leaning toward going vegan
and is going to look through our website.
OMG what an awesome and super long day! Thank you Barbara Bear for joining! Met Heather [Pierce, above] at a film screening last week and recruited her out, too. Together, we reached 768 students at Santa Barbara City College, and then 2,001 students at UC Santa Barbara (UCSB’s freshman cafeteria is all vegetarian Mondays, so perfect timing). Many one-on-one conversations for all of us, and watched so many people reading intently – snapped a few quick pics, including a couple reading intently with another dude reading in the background [below]. Spoke to one of those readers, Marla [right], who was very interested in these issues; she got a Guide and said she wants to go veg. Met Annika [top of page], who read a booklet and wants to go vegan. Also met Marco [top of page], who wants to go veg and is interested in volunteering. Perfect demographic for outreach. Long day with profound impact.
Awesome day at
Fullerton College! Saw numerous people reading the booklets [one at right]. Met Annie [below, left], who is now interested
in going vegan. Spoke with a Paleo dude who
was interested in these issues – the appeal
to reduce suffering seemed to make inroads.
Met another dude who told me he was going to
pretty straightforward why I
support Vegan Outreach. It’s a
no-BS organization that is out to prevent suffering.
They don’t do it to satisfy their egos. They
don’t do it for grand, unattainable goals. They
do it for results. That’s what I care about.
Let more people know the truth!
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