Spreading the Word at Mexican Independence Day
On Sunday, September 16, the ARC Outreach Team passed out literature at the Mexican Independence Day Celebration held along Lake Street in Minneapolis. The event attracted a large crowd from the Hispanic community and neighbors in the Phillips/ Powderhorn area to watch the parade and browse the many booths during the six hours of festivities. Team members learned a few quick Spanish phrases from an ARC volunteer beforehand to help relay the message and then passed out over 700 leaflets. The literature included anti-circus leaflets (in Spanish), comic books about being a friend to chickens for the children, and spay and neuter information. The response from the crowd was overwhelmingly positive.
The outreach team also passed out literature this summer in downtown Minneapolis, in Uptown, at events like the Warped Tour, after concerts like Coldplay, Gotye, and Jason Mraz, and at the Minnesota State Fair. At the University of Minnesota the ARC team helped contribute to a national record for most pieces of literature handed out in one day on a campus. These are just a few highlights of all the events visited this summer by our hard-working outreach team. Many thanks to this dedicated group of activists!