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Vegan Outreach E-NEWS  •  MAR. 23, 2016
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Report on BVSTX Meatout and Penn State Events

VO’s Motivational Speaker & Diversity Specialist, David Carter, flew to Texas last weekend to speak at a Meatout festival presented by the Black Vegetarian Society of Texas. The room was packed!

David Carter with audience at BVSTX Meatout 2016 event

David reports:

Being the keynote speaker at the Black Vegetarian Society of Texas event was such a powerful experience. Having the opportunity for the first time to talk to a predominately diverse audience was incredibly uplifting. Being able to reach that demographic means reaching a group that hasn’t been heavily exposed to veganism. Which is why I’m so excited about my upcoming college speaking tour and diversity projects!

David Carter at UCLA

After his speaking event at Penn State last week, David was featured in an article on, as well as in this article from the Daily Collegian:

Former NFL player David Carter, also known as “The 300 Pound Vegan,” came to Penn State on Monday night to share the story of his transition from a meat-eater to a vegan.…

Lynn Jiao (senior – supply chain management) said hearing Carter’s success with adopting a vegan diet removed any skepticism she previously had about veganism.…

From the VO Blog

Ecorazzi: Carrots and Sticks to VO!
VO’s President, Jack Norris, responds to Ecorazzi about whether he promotes eating cheese.

Jack Norris meme

Recipe: Tofu Ricotta Pasta
VO’s Food & Lifestyle Coordinator, Toni Okamoto, shares her quick and easy version of a favorite recipe by Grace Kuhn.

Recipe: Tofu Ricotta Pasta

Review: The Essential Vegan Travel Guide
VO’s Office Manager, Josie Moody, reviews Caitlin Galer-Unti’s first book.

Review: So Delicious Cashew Milk Ice Cream

  So Delicious cashew milk frozen dessert  

From VO’s Social Media Sites

Video: Plant Based Foods Association
Exciting news: 23 food companies have joined together to advocate for the $3.5 billion vegan food sector!

Lingvistov Avocado Doodle
If you’re looking for some plant-based humor to share with friends and family, be sure to check out this popular post!

  Lingvistov avocado meme  

Recent Feedback

Today at San Jose State University, Vanessa [below] stopped to tell me that she has been vegan since I handed her a booklet last year! I also met several members of the new veg club on campus – they seem to have a lot of great things in the works!

—Steve Erlsten, 3/1/16

  Vanessa at SJSU  

Upcoming Events

Intersectional Justice Conference | Clinton, WA | Friday, March 25 – Sunday, March 27
VO is proud to sponsor this event at the beautiful Whidbey Institute. In addition to a great lineup of speakers, we’ll have three staff members (Paige Carter, David Carter, and Alex Bury) and one board member (Lauren Sprang) there to listen, learn, and network. If you attend, be sure to find us and say hello!

5th Annual Texas VegFest | Austin, TX | Saturday, April 2
VO’s Director of Development, Lisa Rimmert, will be tabling at this event.

Valley Vegfest | Northampton, MA | Saturday, April 2
Lana Smithson, our New England Outreach Coordinator, will be tabling at this event.

See Talks, Festivals, & Fundraisers for other upcoming events.

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Vegan Outreach is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to expose and end cruelty to animals through the widespread distribution of our booklets promoting plant-based eating and compassion for animals.

All donations are fully tax-deductible.

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