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Vegan Food Justice Workshop

  • Heritage Tea House Boutique 360 University Avenue West, Suite 103 Saint Paul, MN, 55103 United States (map)

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Through an exploration of the health disparities that exist in marginalized communities, the dietary racism built into our food systems, the corporate polluting of black, brown and Indigenous environments and the inherently violent nature of the animal agriculture industries, this workshop explores issues of racial justice, food justice and environmental justice and the ways in which these issues are tied to the commodification of animals.

* Kemetic Yoga with Floyd Williams *
* Food Justice Lecture with Brenda Sanders *
* Plant-based Food Demo with Brenda Sanders & Sarah Woodcock *
* Lunch & Q&A Session with Brenda Sanders *
* Community Gardening Workshop with Tre Crews *

Brenda Sanders is Executive Director of Afro-Vegan Society, an organization whose mission is to provide resources and support to help people in marginalized communities transition to the vegan lifestyle and Co-Founder of Thrive Baltimore, a community resource center that engages in vegan-centered programming, classes and events in Baltimore, MD. She's also co-owner of PEP Foods, a food company that specializes in producing and distributing healthy, affordable plant-based foods to marginalized communities. Through her work with Thrive Baltimore, Brenda organizes the Plant-Based Jumpstart, a 5-week program that gives people in the Baltimore area the education, support and inspiration they need to transition to plant-based eating, the World Vegan Mac ‘n Cheese Championship, a competition that brings competitors from all over the US to compete for the title of best vegan mac ‘n cheese and Vegan SoulFest, an annual festival in Baltimore that celebrates art, culture and the vegan lifestyle.

Programming is focused on Black, Brown, and Indigenous issues so registration is open to people of those backgrounds until January 12. at which point we will open up registration to everyone. Early registration is recommended, as there is a limit of 50 tickets. This event is free and sponsored by TAVS - The Advocacy of Veganism Society. Donations are optional and accepted to Afro-Vegan Society