Bay Area Vegetarians is returning to the 2010 SF Pride Celebration — this will be our 8th consecutive year with outreach at San Francisco PRIDE!
Once again, BAVeg will have an information booth in front of the Asian Art Museum, giving out thousands of pieces of literature promoting a more compassionate and cruelty-free lifestyle: veganism! We will also be leafleting during the Festival. [ Volunteer Sign-Up ]
Nora has been part of our outreach at Pride since the first year in 2003. She recounted one of her experiences about Pride leafleting:
One older man stopped after taking my brochure, looked at it for maybe 15 seconds, and said, “Wow. Thanks for ruining my day!” I started to reply, saying, “I’m sorry to ruin your day–I know this is upsetting–but thanks for caring so much about animals that it ruined your day to know how they are suffering.”
He said, “Actually, though it does kind of ruin my day to see this, I was being serious in thanking you. We need people like you out doing the dirty work of making people aware of this issue. Thank you for being here.”
This is what we are providing when we leaflet. Aren’t you glad you know about how the animals are treated so that you can choose to do something about it? Give others that opportunity to make a difference, as well! And give the animals an opportunity for people to consider their plight.
Please use this sign-up form if you’re interested in helping to make a more veg*n world by:
- staffing the BAVeg booth [ Saturday 10 am-7pm, Sunday 10 am-6 pm ]
- leafleting outside the booth [same time as above]
- leafleting the parade crowd before the parade starts [ Sun 9 am - 10:15 am]
- behind the scenes help [ booth set-up, or cart wrangler on Sunday AM]
While previous outreach experience is helpful, it’s not necessary. We just ask that you’re a friendly person, already vegan, or vegetarian transitioning towards vegan, who can reliably show up at the event. If you have questions, you’re welcome to email us directly or post a comment in the blog.
While financial donations to support the cost of outreach at Pride are gratefully accepted, as a small, grassroots all-volunteer organization, we depend even more on your volunteer support of your time and compassion to make our outreach at Pride successful this year. Last year, as in previous years, we were the only veg group distributing information at this progressive two-day event. Please sign up to help today to spread the veg message. Donations are welcome via check to Bay Area Vegetarians, P.O. Box 371215, Montara, CA 94037-1215.
Thank you to everyone who has supported our efforts in the past, and to everyone who will help us this year. Thank you to East Bay Animal Advocates for sponsoring/organizing the marching contingent in the Pride Parade this year. So be sure to mark your calendars for that weekend, and reserve your spot today!
Where: San Francisco Civic Center
When: Sat Jun 26th – Sun Jun 27th
What: Making a difference – Making new Veg*ns!