February Outreach Roundup

There are 7 events, all leafleting, included in this month’s report. If you organized a BAV outreach/advocacy event, please send me your information to be included in the next roundup. Thank you to everyone who helped, and especially the activity organizers.

2/1 College Leafleting – Skyline College, San Bruno: 150 booklets
2/7 College Leafleting – UCB: 215 booklets
2/13 Singles Veg Leafleting – SF: 800 leaflets
2/14 Valentine’s Day College Leafleting – SFSU: 856 booklets
2/21 College Leafleting – Napa Valley College: 115 booklets
2/22 College Leafleting – SJSU: 2000 leaflets
2/27 College Leafleting – SFSU: 623 booklets

Total February leaflets distributed = 4,759

2/1 College Leafleting – Skyline College, San Bruno: 150 booklets

Sue, lauren and Tammy did some quick leafleting at Skyline College in San Bruno. College procedures, however, weren’t as receptive to the leaflets as the students were, so we left after 30 minutes and 150 booklets.

2/7 College Leafleting – UCB: 215 booklets

In real estate terms, our location was a goldmine. Tons of students (not rain) pouring by us during the lunch hour at the busy main entrance to Cal. Students, however, were indifferent. lauren & Tammy distributed 215 Why Vegan and Even If You Like Meat booklets in an hour, and once it started to rain, that was our cue to exit to Pizza Plaza for vegan pizza (with vegan cheese!).

2/13 Singles Veg Leafleting – SF: 800 leaflets

Putting their (com)passion into action, Alex led a group of veggie singles through the streets of SF, distributing PETA Vegetarian Starter Kits and then dining at local vegan favorite, Herbivore. We met at 16th and MIssion and handed out Spanish and English VSK’s while we slowly walked and talked our way down Mission. We get an incredibly receptive response to the Spanish language literature. It’s really amazing.

Sue took that evening to tackle the hurdle of not wanting to leaflet alone–she smashed it into smithereens by handing out 500 Even If’s in downtown San Francisco, before meeting the rest of the group in the Mission. Very inspiring! The rest of the goup handed out about 150 Spanish Veg Starter Kit’s and 150 English Veg Starter Kits.

Dinner at Herbivore was delicious as always, we had a great conversation about talking your close (non-veg) friends about vegetarianism.

2/14 Valentine’s Day College Leafleting – SFSU: 856 booklets

Sue, lauren, and Tammy had a heart for animals and shared information with receptive students about how they could help animals by distributing 856 Why Vegan and Even If You Like Meat booklets in 90 minutes.

2/21 College Leafleting – Napa Valley College: 115 booklets

Mother and daughter duo Vicki and Meghann leafletted for an hour and handed out 115 pamphlets. Mostly “Even if you like Meat” and some “Why Vegan”.

They met an awesome young female student who is very interested in leafleting. She’s a 7th Day Adventist and already vegan and wants to order leaflets for her church as well, and another vegetarian who thinks what we are doing is awesome and is already aware of what’s going on.

Others “didn’t want to know” but graciously accepted leaflets. Vicki emphasized that once they’re done reading the pamphlet to share with family and friends – spread the consciousness!

2/22 College Leafleting – SJSU: 2000 leaflets

PETA gave Alex the day off for her birthday, and she and Sue celebrated by driving down to San Jose State University for veg advocacy. Wow! Paula and Scott joined us and we had a fabulous day. We chose to ignore the rain and it got the message–stopping before leafleting, then starting just as we left San Jose.

We handed out almost 2,000 leaflets (both Vegan Outreach and PETA) and the students were wonderfully receptive. Leafleting to young people really is a positive experience.

After leafleting, they had a delicious birthday meal at Good Karma, followed by (of course) birthday coffee. Great company and food, lots of laughter, and fabulous outreach for the animals who need our help so badly. A perfect birthday, especially since being vegan means getting a year younger every year. 37 in meat-eating years equals 27 in vegan years.

2/27 College Leafleting – SFSU: 623 booklets

It was 50 degree weather with gloomy skies promising rain, but Tammy & Sue went back to school one final time in February. One not-so-smart-aleck refused by saying “I can’t read” while others gave the slightly more plausible “I have one already”. But it’s always hard to believe people can refuse when you offer them a pamphlet while saying “Against Animal Cruelty”. With help from student Juliet, distributed 623 Why Vegan and Even If You Like Meat booklets in roughly an hour. When Mother Nature decided to gift us with rain, that combined with the chilly temperatures, encouraged us to depart for the warmer destination of lunch at Shangri-La Vegetarian Restaurant.

Total February leaflets distributed = 4,759

Upcoming leafleting opportunities include:

03/15 MEATOUT College leafletting – Academy of Arts University, SF
03/17 MEATOUT Leafleting – SF
03/18 MEATOUT Leafleting – Menlo Park
03/20 MEATOUT College Leafleting – Napa Valley College
03/20 MEATOUT Commuter leafletting – SF

03/20 MEATOUT College Leafleting – Diablo Valley College

Please see event calendar for current details

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