December Outreach Roundup

12/15 Lunchtime Advocacy – SF
12/24 Holiday Leafleting for the Animals! – SF
12/31 Make 2007 The Year of ALL Animals! Leafleting & Dinner – SF

Mix veg*n camaraderie, walking in a beautiful city, vegan food, leaflets, and holiday sparkles, and you’ve got leafleting with Alex. Leafleting was done primarily with PETA’s colorful and information-packed Vegetarian Starter Kit.

12/15 Lunchtime Advocacy – SF

Billed as an opportunity to “Practice speaking up for animals and improve your eating skills at the same time!”, Alicia, Erika, Oliver, Sandrine & Alex met at Justin Herman Plaza, and distributed 300 pieces of information while they walked to their vegan lunch destination at Kearny Street Pies.

It was a diverse mix of people, from new to the Bay Area and Bay Area Vegetarians as well as new to leafleting. We asked one of the volunteers to describe her experience leafleting. Sue writes:

“Had my first experience leafleting and I am hooked! Wow-so much better than I anticipated. Passers-by were polite and many eagerly accepted the material. What a kick it is to see people walking around reading the literature. Ok, so you’re thinking, “Yeah, but you’re only telling the good parts.” Honestly, there was only one (One! Out of hundreds?!) who made a snide comment, but it was really easy to handle-I had no idea!

I’d been hesitant to get out there because I feared confrontation. If this describes you, then fear no more my friend. Put on your best clothes, plant a big smile on your face and get out there. Just 20-30 minutes will make you feel great. It literally makes you feel like you just created more vegetarians and that a more peaceful planet will get here a little bit sooner.”

Read Alex’s full report:
http://www.alexbury.com/index.php?m=20061215

12/24 Holiday Leafleting for the Animals! – SF

With the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus in concert at the Castro Theater, Ari, Lidia, Sue, Oliver and Alex distributed over 200 VSKs to a happy, holiday crowd.

A SFGMC member praised them for attending. “It was a welcome sight to see you and your gang at the intersection of 18th and Castro Streets handing out your info – I even picked one up! It’s great to be reminded that animals are ritualistically slaughtered this time of year for the sake of “celebrating” the holidays and it’s also great to be reminded that we can all make healthy, sane, and well-informed food choices. Thank you for your presence in the Castro on Christmas Eve and for the message you bring.”

Read Alex’s full report:
http://www.alexbury.com/index.php?m=20061224

12/31 Make 2007 The Year of ALL Animals! Leafleting & Dinner – SF

Hailed as an opportunity to “Make 2007 The Year of ALL Animals!”, New Year’s Eve volunteers Chris, Tammy, Sue, Sandrine, Oliver, Lyman, & Alex distributed 550 VSKs, and then enjoyed a yummy dinner afterwards at Golden Era. In addition to bringing all the literature, Alex also supplied some awesome vegan XOX truffles.

Read Alex’s full report:

http://www.alexbury.com/index.php?m=20061231

Thank you to Alex for organizing and to the volunteers who participated at each of these events. Over 1,000 leaflets were distributed!