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Vegan Outreach Inc
P.O. Box 1916
Davis, California 85751
United States

Company Description: , Vegan Outreach is a national nonprofit advocacy group. Since 1993, Vegan Outreach has been on the cutting-edge of grassroots advocacy against cruelty to animals....   more
Background

Education

  • philosophy and geography
    Hofstra University
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Vic ...
www.veganoutreach.org, 11 June 2014 [cached]
Vic Sjodin
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Victor Sjodin
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Victor has been leafleting college campuses throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico since 2008. In this time, he has reached over 700,000 individuals with a Vegan Outreach booklet. Known amongst many as the most effective leafleter ever, Victor plays a big role in advising leafleters in how to reach the most individuals per hour spent leafleting.
Victor was born in Sweden and grew up in the New York area. He studied philosophy and geography at Hofstra University. Victor enjoys reading, stand-up comedy, learning about nutrition, and being out in nature.
Selected Recent Feedback | Vegan Outreach
www.veganoutreach.org, 11 June 2014 [cached]
Thank you so much, Victor Sjodin and Mu Jin Han, for inspiring her and showing her the ropes. She has found her passion and it's Vegan Outreach!
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After reading an Even If You Like Meat booklet from Vic Sjodin at Palomar College, Jolene now wants to go vegan!
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-Vic Sjodin (below, left, leafleting the CCH Oriente campus), 11/20/13
Vic Sjodin at CCH Oriente
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Vic Sjodin snapped these students reading ¿Por qué vegetariano? at Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla.
One student turned down a booklet at first but then quickly changed his mind when he looked closer and saw that it was about animals. He was horrified by the pictures and wanted to know what to do. I told him not to buy animal products and instead choose plant foods. He apologized for initially turning down the booklet and said it was because he thought I may have been handing out religious pamphlets. He pointed at the booklet and said, "This is the real bible.
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A student is transfixed (above) by one of the 3,000 ¿Por qué vegetariano? booklets handed out by Alan Jiminez (below) and Vic Sjodin on the UNAM campus in Mexico City.
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Above are some of the students who received a ¿Por qué vegetariano? booklet from Israel Arriola and Vic Sjodin at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in Xochimilco.
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Above are two of the students Vic reached at the Universidad Autónoma Chapingo (left), and Ingrid (right), who works at a cafe in Texcoco: "She wanted to help leaflet but has to work weekdays, very unfortunate.
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Vic Sjodin at Imperial Professor at Imperial
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Vic Sjodin sends this pic of students reading Even If You Like Meat in the cafeteria at Imperial Valley College.
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Yasin [above, left, with Vic Sjodin], a student from Turkey, ran up and gave me a hug and a drink he bought for us, and said he was so happy to see us speaking up for the animals, asked how to get involved, and said that he wanted to donate once he has a job. He was so full of enthusiasm it really got to me. Had a long talk with Juan and Amber [below, left] during a slow period, and both are interested in going veg. Juan had already cut out pork and beef but "loved chickens. I said with a smile, "If you love them, you don't harm or eat them. His face changed when he realized by eating chicken he was consigning far more lives to death and suffering. I applauded his cutting out some animals products, and encouraged him to try other foods. I also told him of my favorite analogs and where to find them - he was very receptive.
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While leafleting Riverside City College, Vic also met Elsa, another student who is considering veganism!
While leafleting at George Brown College today, I chatted with a student who had tried being vegan for a couple of months but found it too difficult. I asked her what was the issue, and she said things like bread ingredients, cake, chocolate. I told her not to stress out too much over very small ingredients such as in bread. She hadn't thought of dark chocolate! She took a Guide and is going to give it another go!
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At Glendale Community College, Vic Sjodin also met Ivana, who's been vegan for two years!
Selected Recent Feedback | Vegan Outreach
www.veganoutreach.org, 17 Oct 2013 [cached]
Below are Citrus College stuents reading Even If You Like Meat, and Vic Sjodin with Ellen Green at Pomona College.
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Vic Sjodin and Ellen Green at Pomona College
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Vic Sjodin at IVC
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Vic Sjodin spreads compassion at Irvine Valley College.
I was pleasantly surprised by the receptive students at Ventura College.
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At Moorpark College, Vic snapped a group of supportive students reading Even If You Like Meat together (above), and a student (below, left) who stopped in his tracks and read the booklet cover-to-cover.
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On the 50th anniversary of MLK's I Have a Dream speech, Vic broke the one-leafleter record, and Jon and I broke the record for the most students reached at the University of Virginia.
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At the University of Toledo, Vic Sjodin heard from numerous people who got a VO booklet in the past; this student said, "Keep up the good work, it works!"
Great to be joined by Laura at Dartmouth today. She said the veg options there are improving; the booklet acceptance rate is definitely improving!
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Vic Sjodin at Dallas Warped Tour
Jeremy Minnerick snapped this pic of Vic Sjodin at the Dallas Warped Tour, where activists reached 10,000 people!
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Vic sends these pics from Kenyon College: Rachel Shockey and James, who read Compassionate Choices and got a Guide.
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Vic Sjodin reports the highlight of leafleting the University of Kentucky on 4/10/13 was meeting Maria (above), a student who went veg as a result of receiving a booklet last year!
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-Team Vegan member Vic Sjodin, 4/3/13
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-Team Vegan member Vic Sjodin , 3/27/13
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After leafleting Nicholls State in Thibodaux, LA, Vic Sjodin reports the highlight was meeting chemistry major Zemone (above), who now wants to go veg!
Despite the rain-shortened day, I had a ton of great conversations at the College of Central Florida - was actually shocked by the near-universal interest in the booklets! Three people told me they now wanted to go vegetarian, and one said he would work on going vegan. The latter's girlfriend had gone vegan to lose weight, but when that did not happen she went back to eating meat. However, he is trying to go vegan for the animals as he sees it as unnecessary to eat animal products - noting that it's cruel when alternatives exist.
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After receiving a booklet from Vic at UL Lafayette, this student wants to go vegan!
Constant snow at Western Michigan University, but one of the highest reception rates! Heard from 4 vegans and 11 vegetarians and one gentle giant of a student who stated that he felt very strongly about animals and wanted to stop eating them.
Vegan Outreach | Enewsletter | May 22, 2013
www.veganoutreach.org, 22 May 2013 [cached]
Team Vegan's Vic Sjodin sends this pic of Deanna, one of the TAMUCC students who pledged to go vegan after getting a VO booklet this semester!
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-Team Vegan member Vic Sjodin , 3/4/13
Student at DMC Student at DMC
Acceptance rate was 90% at the University of Connecticut's West Hartford campus. Met half a dozen vegetarians / vegans in my short time here; some of them wanted to start a group on campus. A student took a booklet and said she was sorry that I was standing in the rain.
Vegan Outreach | Enewsletter | May 15, 2013
www.veganoutreach.org, 15 May 2013 [cached]
Jon Camp ; Lisa Drapkin , New York City Coordinator; Steve Erlsten , Southern California Coordinator; Brian Grupe , Northern California Coordinator; Karen James; John Oberg ; Dawn Ratcliffe , Southeast Coordinator; Vic Sjodin ; Lana Smithson .
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Vic Sjodin with UH students
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-Team Vegan member Vic Sjodin (above with UH students), 2/27/13
Student at UH
The first student at the University of Connecticut said he got a booklet from me the day before at Eastern Connecticut State! Delaney, Amy, and I reached over 1,700 other students. An interesting and productive conversation with a woman who had gone vegan in the past but got sick. She said she really liked talking with me because I was very approachable and nonjudgemental. Another student told me he received a booklet from me last semester and went vegan! Rained all day at Three Rivers Community College. Talked with Kevin, who said he and his girlfriend were just transitioning to being vegan! One professor read the booklet, came back out of his office, and spoke for about 15 minutes. He said he wanted to experiment with vegan eating with his family for a month. He was very in tune with learning about ending animal suffering.
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