Book Club Updates (including NEW club!)
Our first book club is reading fiction, and is currently full (they do have a wait list). The second book club, reading veg/AR topics, is open for new members.
Bobby is looking for interested folks to start a new book club reading primarily fiction, but potentially non-fiction as well. Please see news post below for details, and to contact Bobby.
Upcoming Veg/AR book club selections are The China Study by T. Colin Campbell in May and Free the Animals: The Story of the Animal Liberation Front by Ingrid Newkirk in July. Please see news blog for more information.
Volunteers Wanted for Earth Day tabling
Berkeley Earth Day - 4/21
Emeryville Earth Day - 4/28
We have been invited to return to table at the Emeryville and Berkeley Earth Day events. Volunteers are needed to organize and staff the information tables. These are both fun events, and great way to reach environmentally-minded people who haven't yet made the connection between what they eat and what they are doing to the environment and the animals.
Emeryville Earth Day is a low-key neighborhood event, and last year had great live music for most of the day. Lots of families with young kids. Berkeley Earth Day is a larger community event. While Berkeley is very progressive, there are still non-veg people that need the veg message. Tammy can help with supplying everything needed. Just email us!
Vegan Outreach fun(d)raiser
Ari & Becky hosted a Vegan Food Party in February, and we invited Jack Norris, co-founder of Vegan Outreach, to speak on veganism. At the end of the event, Ari made a generous offer to match all donations made to Vegan Outreach through the end of the month. That announcement was posted to the SFBAVEG list as well as our website. Thank you to Ari & Becky and to all who participated; $1,055 was raised and has been sent to Vegan Outreach.
What does this mean? Ari states it best. "I calculate we saved over 30,000 animals in just the next year from this donation (if each guide costs 10 cents, 1.5% of people who get it adopt a veg diet and the avg person eats 95 animals/yr)."
Bay Area Vegetarians College Team
Bay Area Vegetarians has a team in the Adopt a College program. As a team, we've distributed nearly 3000 leaflets this semester at Bay Area campuses!
If you'd like to join our team, it's very easy to do: just pick a school, get some leaflets, and go! After you've leafleted, just report your totals. Visit the Adopt a College page for details, and email Tammy if you need any more information.
Free Veggie Burger at Johnny Rockets
Take your burger loving friends (especially the non-veg ones!) to a Johnny Rockets near you. The Streamliner is their specialty burger made with vegan Boca burgers. See PETA's website for full details.