Grassroots Artists MovEment (G.A.ME) and Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams are working together to present the first annual Black VegFest.
Black VegFest, which will take place in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn this summer, is a free and open vegan festival where everyone is welcome to experience delicious vegan or plant-based food.
The event will tackle inequality through workshops and panels, while examining health, racism, sexism, gender-bias and animal welfare.
“A plant-based diet saved my life. I have never felt better and more in control of my health.” – Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams
“It is now my mission to show my fellow Brooklynites that food can be our medicine,” BP Eric Adams explained. “Black VegFest will help spread that important message through our borough and beyond.”
The difference between Black VegFest and most vegan festivals is its unwavering commitment to the black community in all facets of life.
Black VegFest activities and discussions will include fitness geared for kids, martial arts seminars, plant-based food, and smoothie demos, talks on nutrition, animal rights advocacy, panels on battling mental illness, and live performances.
Since going vegan and witnessing the remarkable health results Borough President Eric L. Adams has convened numerous vegan events in Brooklyn before joining Black VegFest.
The BP represents 2.6 million people thus becoming one of the nation’s leading voices for veganism.
“Black VegFest is an opportunity to bring more awareness about veganism to the black community in hopes of helping more become proactive in leading healthier lives,” said festival organizer Omowale Adewale.
G.A.ME has been developing youth and art programs 16 years.
G.A.ME’s purpose with Black VegFest is to educate, activate and mobilize people around the ethics and personal needs of veganism.
The Black VegFest takes place on Saturday, August 11, 2018 starting at 10AM and finishes at 5PM.