Thirty-five vegan activists gathered on Westheimer and Post Oak Blvd. to march on the sidewalks, chant, and let people know that the vegan movement is growing. Some people who participated are not shown in this photo.
Vegan for Life hanged our four large banners from a bridge over I-59 in the Montrose area of Houston multiple times in September and October. Some activists consider this their favorite activity for the animals. We time our presence for the afternoon rush hour, and we get a surprisingly large number of appreciative honks, along with a few rude gestures! Unfortunately, the end of daylight savings time has made this time of day too dark for the banners. We'll certainly get back to it in the Spring!
As we handed out literature and talked to the many people who stopped at our table, we showed a good number of people our factory farming video, produced by Mercy for Animals. This was the first vegan festival to take place in Beaumont. It was hosted in a beautiful new convention center, and the even was very well attended.
In the allotted three minutes, Michael talks about the climate and environmental impacts of animal agriculture, health, and animal suffering. After the talk, three city council members responded about the topics Michael covered.
Fourteen volunteers showed up at different times of day to talk with the festival goers, hand out vegan cupcake samples, and show our factory farming video, sponsored by VegFund.
With nine people, we were able to hold all four of our banners on two bridges over I59 in the Montrose area. We regularly hear supportive honks from many of the cars passing by!
The VFL team talked to the masses who stopped at our booth, and we ran a factory-farming video viewing factory in our crowded little 10' x 10' booth. Overall, we we had 433 booth visits, and 151 people watched our factory farm video.
After a crazy start (all the festival tents were blown down by a wind storm the night before the event) Vegan For Life got our tables set up and showed our videos in the open air! We also had a lot of good conversations with the vegans and non-vegans who passed by.
Eleven of us participated in the Cesar Chavez March and handed out leaflets. Here are some of us at our table in Hidalgo Park, the end point of the march.
About 60 people participated in VFL's Vegan Sidewalk March, which took place on the sidewalks in front of the Galleria on January 14, 2018.
Videographer Ces Wood created this short video of the event. Thanks Ces!
The crowd at the Fifth Ward Fall Festival was small, but we still managed to talk with some people and show our videos.
At the Fiestas Patrias event, held at Trader's Village, our team worked hard to bring people to our booth to watch factory farm videos, and for the first time, virtual reality, provided by Animal Equality. Volunteers leafleted in busy areas and walked interested people back to our booth!
Michael Battey gave a short, simple talk about veganism to 3000 Buddhists (of a sort), the majority of whom were Latino. It was an interview format, and Michael didn't have complete control over the topics. Nonetheless, it seemed to go over pretty well.
We put up four banners over I69. Unfortunately, a police officer made us take them down, but we had enough time to make this video!