Friday, March 11, 2011
Meatout is almost here!
In finding out about Meatout back in January, I immediately knew that I wanted to partake in this event and do whatever I could to be a part of it. (Meatout is a worldwide vegan awareness and animal rights event... where vegans all over the globe, give out free samples of vegan food and distribute information as well.) I had all these big plans and ideas of what I was going to set up and how great it was going to go... and then in trying to put these plans into motion, my lack of event planning knowledge put my imagination in its place. A lot of the ideas we wanted to do, we can't, due to not getting permits or insurance in place early enough on (lesson learned for next year). So we changed our plans and thought it would be easier to do the event on the local community college's campus... but they won't let us serve food on campus due to us not being in a club... all these restrictions were dimming mine and my friends spirits and we didn't think we were going to be able to do much of anything for Meatout... until we decided to just register anyways and see what we could do. Lucky for us, the amazing people at FARM USA found a loophole in our citys permits codes and now we're in business! It's a bit short notice and it's not going to be exactly what we wanted... but we are getting to do something now! 2 events even! We got a small grant through VegFund to purchase some food and Action for Animals donated tons of information packets and stickers and brochures for us. Everyday we get a little more figured out and get a little closer to our events. And I'm really excited! I've been vegan for a while but haven't done any action.... this begins that change! :)