Raising awareness about factory farming and hyping the VegFest at Worcester State [Outreach]
Posted by Drew.
Yesterday a group of four VegWorcester volunteers spent a couple hours at Worcester State College giving out info about factory farming and encouraging students to come out to the Worcester VegFest. There are some photos on the VegWorcester flickr page.
Here’s a report-back from Manda:
Manda, Erica, Mike and Drew were at Worcester State College today getting the word out about the upcoming VegFest scheduled for April 17th in the WSCÂ Student Center! We put up 15 VegFest posters on campus bulletins and gave 30 posters to residence life to be posted in the dorms this week. Along with VegFest flyers, we handed out Vegan Outreach booklets about factory farming and compassion for animals. We passed out around 150 booklets and flyers to students during class changes and outside of the StudentÂ Center before lunch time.
One student leaving class from the Science & Technology building told us she is not vegetarian but curious about it. She had already responded to the VegFest Facebook invite and would be attending along with a friend who is already vegan. We were happy to know that the word is getting out!Â Another student simply walked the rest of the way to class with his head down, closely examining the Vegan Outreach booklet, surely impacted by the disturbing images of factory farming conditions. A few people who we gave flyers to said they werenâ€™t vegetarian, but we assured them that VegFest is open to everyone as a great way to start learning more about how to help end cruelty to animals and of course to check out the variety of delicious veg food available locally!
Weâ€™re hoping that some of the Worcester State College students we met on campus today will come check out the amazing speakers, free food, fun and music on April 17th!