Vegan Outreach and the 10th Element of Hip Hop Concert and Dinner Series

We’re thrilled to announce that Vegan Outreach is the lead sponsor of Hip Hop Is Green’s 10th Element of Hip Hop Health & Wellness Tour – the first plant-based hip hop tour in history!

  10th Element of Hip Hop Tour  

Did you know that hip hop is the largest youth culture on the planet, and the music representing the culture is the most listened to genre in the world?

Adding vegan food to the hip hop world can only help animals, and nobody can do that better than Keith Tucker, the founder of Hip Hop Is Green and the 10th Element of Hip Hop Health & Wellness Tour. We love this outreach strategy and are thrilled to team up with Keith!

Check out what happens when Keith serves Field Roast vegan burgers to a room full of meat eaters!

Video: Field Roast Testimonials

If you like this video, please share it!

Will you work with us to support the tour? Please take a minute and:

Share the tour website on your social media.

Donate if you can, directly to the tour or via Vegan Outreach (be sure to include a note so we know to restrict your gift).

Please check your calendar to see if you can attend an event! You could join VO staff, donors, and volunteers who will be handing out leaflets. Or you could just go and enjoy the event. You might end up sitting next to someone who isn’t vegan, and you could answer their questions about local veg restaurants and resources. Grab a friend and tag us later when you post pictures!

Serving youth vegan meals

Thank you to the very special donors who believe in this work and made it possible!

 

April Leaflets Bring May Vegans: Adopt a College Spring Semester Update!

Spring semester 2016 keeps humming along – Vegan Outreach is speaking up for the animals to students near, far, and everywhere in between!

In the last week alone, we reached students in Maine, New York City, Dayton, Melbourne, Delhi, Toronto, Nuevo León, Norman (OK), New Orleans, Oregon, Winnipeg, California, and many other places. Working together, activists have handed booklets to 679,037 students so far this semester!

Emmanuel Marquez, Rachel Shippee, and Sam Tucker
Above (from left) are Emmanuel Marquez and Rachel Shippee at Ciudad Universitaria in Mexico City, and Sam Tucker at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.

Midwest ace leafleter Rachel Shippee recently surpassed a lifetime total of 200,000 booklets handed out – congratulations, Rachel!

Emmanuel Marquez, VO’s Mexico Outreach Coordinator, is enthusiastically starting his extended road tour for the semester, after a large resupply shipment of booklets was delayed by customs. After nearly a year of steady volunteering, Kim Moffatt is doing her first solo leafleting tour, reaching fertile hearts and minds in Utah, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Our coordinator Down Under, Sam Tucker, is having a blazing start to his semester, shattering numerous records and getting many local animal lovers involved. Yuri Mitzkewich and intern Doris Schneeberger have been reaching massive amounts of students each of the last three weeks in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

Kim Moffatt, Yuri Mitzkewich, and Doris Schneeberger
Above, left, is Kim Moffatt at Utah Valley University, where she reached 1,300 students in a single day! And on the right is Yuri Mitzkewich with Doris Schneeberger: “Ended week 11 crushing it at UWA! Love this pic representing change inspired in the 138 empty bands being held. Each band contained 50 leaflets – 50 being the average number given out to create 1 new vegetarian.”

Thank you to all our hardworking and dedicated staff and volunteers!

 

Two Great Ways to Support VO Today

Last day for exclusive Vegan Outreach socks! Proceeds from these limited-edition VO socks will help us spare animals from suffering. Get yours today – they’ll never be available again!

Limited-edition VO socks

Shop online and support VO! The Vegetarian Site is donating 10% of all sales in April to VO, to help fuel our work to spread compassion!

  TheVegetarianSite.com  

 

From the VO Blog

Review: Nourishing the Body and Recovering Health: The Positive Science of Food
VO Board Member Melissa Li, MD, reviews this book on healthy eating by Dr. Ana M. Negron, who has been cooking with her patients since 2003.


Video: Easy Vegan Breakfast Parfait
See how to make a quick and delicious breakfast parfait in this 1-minute video!

Video: Easy Vegan Breakfast Parfait

 

Recent Feedback

It was my second year tabling at the Valley Vegfest in Northampton, MA. A woman told me she went from vegetarian to vegan because of a VO pamphlet she got somewhere. There were some good conversations, a bunch of people signed up for VO’s e-newsletter, and I got to meet Ginny Messina! Several people expressed gratitude for the CVA pamphlet because of previous frustrating conversations with religious folks.

—Lana Smithson, VO New England Outreach Coordinator, 4/2/16

Lana Smithson at Valley Vegfest

Josie Moody and I had a great afternoon doing Pay Per View at Cosumnes River College during their health fair. A total of 42 people viewed the video, and 27 of them took a survey so we can follow up with them in a couple months to see if their diets have changed.

—Jack Norris, VO President, 4/6/16

PPV at CRC

Kaylyn Rhoads and I were thrilled by the success of leafleting the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus! Thirteen activists leafleted March 4, 5, and 6, handing out a total of 3,800 booklets. We went through 2,500 Compassionate Athlete booklets almost after the first day, they were such a hit!

—Ryan Bulzan, MFA Columbus Outreach Coordinator, 4/8/16

Volunteers at Arnold Sports Festival

 

Upcoming Events

Tracye McQuirter Lecture and Book Signing | Herndon, VA | Sunday, April 24
Author Tracye McQuirter lectures and signs her book, By Any Greens Necessary. In addition, attendees will enjoy a whole-plant four-course meal.


New England VegFest | Worcester, MA | Sunday, May 1
Lana Smithson, our New England Outreach Coordinator, will be tabling and representing VO at this event.

See Talks, Festivals, & Fundraisers for other upcoming events.

 

Vegan Outreach is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to expose and end cruelty to animals through the widespread distribution of our booklets promoting plant-based eating and compassion for animals.

All donations are fully tax-deductible.

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