Thursday, December 20, 2012
Semester Report: Vic Sjodin
What a great semester of outreach! Thank you so much for making it all possible and being a part of Vegan Outreach.
This fall, I toured through Michigan, parts of Ohio, upstate NY, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, going to 93 schools. As a part of the Vegan Outreach team, I feel really privileged to be on the pavement every day as a voice for the innocent animals trapped on factory farms. I work hard knowing that I am just one point man of a whole team of VO members who sacrifice to make this outreach possible.
Another great day was at William Paterson University, where Matthew Glover (above, right), a friend I had met during the summer, joined me for his first time leafletting. It was so cold we were only able to leaflet the class changes for a few hours. Still, two women said they were going to go veg, and three others asked questions and wanted to stop supporting factory farming. Two more students wanted to get involved leafletting -- both had been meat eaters before Vegan Outreach came to campus.
That was on a Monday. One of those students -- Daniela Artiga (above, left) -- helped me leaflet four days later, bringing her friend to help. Not only did we reach over 1,600 new students with lit, but Daniela is now a committed vegan and regular volunteer for animals, and her friend, Quindaya Williams (below, right), has now gone vegetarian.
Our seeds are growing everyday. Thank you for not forgetting the plight of so many innocent animals, and making all these wonderful things happen each day. With your continued support, every day brings us closer to a compassionate world.
Thank you again and I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!
For the animals,