Invisible Voices

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A busy activist kind of day

pig and kate at poplar spring

Yesterday some friends came down from NJ and PA and with some local activists, we had a day filled with activism type events. Our day started at Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary, where we braved the cold to help out doing the daily chores. It was one of the coldest days I’d spent there, and it was good that there were five of us there, and a few joining later. We could only last for about 3 hours, but at least we were able to provide some help.

Then we made a pilgrimage to Pangea‘s storefront. It is a small place, but always lovely to get that vegan feeling. From there we went to Java Green, which was crowded with people eating late lunches. It was the monthly COK day, where 15% of the proceeds go to support COK. Plus it is really yummy, mostly organic, and they are really dedicated to being a “green” business, doing more than just about any place I’ve ever heard of to run a sustainable place.

After a leisurely lunch, we headed to Dupont Circle for leafleting. The cold made it fairly short-lived, but we still handed out a lot of leaflets and had some really positive interactions.

Hopefully next time will be warmer! However, I’m extremely glad we didn’t have any of this planned for today. It is even colder, snowing, and the roads are pretty bad. It is all relative, I suppose. And none of our discomfort can be compared to that of the animals we’re speaking for. It is all relative, indeed.

reflection of group

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2 responses to “A busy activist kind of day

  1. cja January 22, 2007 at 1:23 pm

    Wow, you got a great pic of Kate! 🙂 And I love how that one of the reflection turned out. I think we probably handed out 100 leaflets between all of us. That’s SOME people who might read and think as a result. Yay!

  2. Deb January 22, 2007 at 3:50 pm

    heh. i thought it looked like kate was waiting on the pig to see if there was anything else he or she needed. 😀

    I think you’re right on the 100 leaflets. I know that at least some will read, and I’m sure some of them will think and make changes. Changing the world, one person at a time.

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