Bridges of Respect Review

Our Bridges of Respect Humane Education Program delivered nearly 4000 vegan food samples to students in schools all over the Twin Cities and St Cloud area. It was the hard work and dedication of our volunteers that made it happen: Nathan Huerkamp, Lisa Kimball, Florence Brammer, Cari Lombardi, Jennifer Swick, Nick Coughlin, and Pam Berry, as well as several volunteers from the St. Cloud State University student group Advocates for Animals and the Environment. In addition, Christy Coughlin, Freeman Wicklund, and Lauren Plunkett lent their personal expertise as volunteer presenters. Lauren, for example, graduated with her degree in nutrition from the University of Minnesota this year and has recently been accepted for a dietetic internship. She helped middle school students identify which plant-based foods provide which nutrients. By the end of the year we provided over 50 presentations that convey respect and compassion for animals in an established learning environment.

Are you interested in learning more about Bridges of Respect? We’re getting together for a meeting to go over a few details of the program and to do a couple of practice presentations that help us prepare for the classroom. We need several people to be there to give us an audience for the practice presentations and would appreciate your feedback.

The meeting is from 12:30 – 3:00pm on Sunday, Feb 9th at CAA’s Community Office.

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