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It’s not Food. It’s Violence. (http://directactioneverywhere.com/daysofaction)
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Address for our event is: 4489 N. High St. Columbus, OH. Across from Panera Bread. Closest cross street is Henderson
0 · April 19, 2014
James McWilliams has written some stellar articles as to why this is a serious problem:
0 · April 18, 2014
The article didn't impress me much mostly because I wanted data. What I read was about the authors opinion. I do agree with McWilliams' and Comis' opinions.
My take is if some Paleo types came into where I was eating my vegan dinner. I wouldn't listen - I'm eating to refuel my body and to enjoy myself. Now I could see how one may say I am biased but I don't enjoy chipotle. It has way too much sodium for my liking. But chipotle in the last year has made their pinto beans vegan and now they are bringing sofritas nationwide. If anything chipotle is a restaurant that is giving people and opportunity to transition into veganism.
Thanks for the article! I will read it again because my initial readings of it had an expectation of definitive research and that made me less receptive.
1 · April 18, 2014
I get having a voice but what I don't get is yelling the message. I'm referring to the chipotle video. If the message is true enough it will resonate at the core of all that are "open" to hear it. Yelling a message reinforces us vs. them & that rarely yields a change. Even in SF (lived there for over a decade) where people are fairly open to change would have a difficult time listening to this message.
Also, didn't Chipotle just announce that they are providing a non-gmo soy protein nationwide to give vegans more choices? Why attack a growing company that is actively providing vegan options? Burger King & McDonalds have deeper pockets yet I don't see them creating these options.
Maybe I missing something, my post is only meant for positive purpose (& to be enlightened to what I do not fully understand).
My limited experience in life has show me: When people see that I am not so different than them they are usually open to understanding my differences (and implement change).
2 · April 17, 2014
I agree with you Matt. It doesn't matter what the message is if the people giving it are aggressive and yelling. It's a turn off. I was at the Ringling Brothers protest last year and there were two young protesters that were screaming at and putting down the circus attendees. Not only does it subvert the message but makes the protesters look like a bunch of crazy nutjobs.
I agree that yelling at people is not how you get their attention, at least in a positive way. I think it is possible to get people's attention with just being present with signs. Have you visited the directactioneverywhere.org site? They have a lot of information there about why they have chosen Chipotle.
I resonate with the message this campaign has, more-so than other campaigns I've seen by other groups.
I think it is very important to target the "Humane" meat campaigns as this is certainly causing serious amounts of recidivism from vegans to non-vegans.
0 · April 17, 2014
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The Columbus Vegan Meetup Group is open to anyone who is vegan, vegetarian, or vegan-curious.
It's a casual, nonjudgmental group that provides vegan support and offers opportunities for members to connect with like-minded individuals.
Free food samples at outreach events and printing of fliers!
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