Black VegFest Pull Up!
August 14, 2021, Lincoln Terrace Park, Brooklyn, NY, noon – 5 pm. Black VegFest will hold a free outdoor festival focusing on Black liberation, animal welfare, healthier living, and a better planet. The event will include over 20 vendors and community organizations, lots of good vegan food from Black/BIPOC* vegan chefs, two hours of speakers and performances, free giveaways of PPE and vegan food coupons, and music.
“This event will be a Black-centered, vegan space celebrating Black joy,” said LoriKim Alexander, an organizer with Black VegFest. “We are supporting and welcoming ALL Black people. We honor all Black peoples, we hold the most marginalized of us close.”
Black VegFest was founded by Omowale Adewale who, like other Black vegans, found himself not reflected in mostly white vegan festivals and spaces. Seeing the need to elevate and provide space for Black vegan artists, chefs, performers, thinkers and organizers, Black VegFest was born.
As an organization, Black VegFest holds events that nurture and support new vegans and provide opportunities and new realities for veteran vegans. BlackVegFest is also a homage to Black August — a month Black people dedicate to our freedom fighters and collective fight against oppression.
The organization is grounded in intersectionality, recognizing the interconnections of speciesism, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, ableism, ageism, and more. Black VegFest highlights vegan vendors, community organizers dedicated to land liberation, and QTBIPOC**-led liberation work.
This event will be of interest to all people committed to Black liberation, veganism, and justice.
*Black Indigenous People of Color
**Queer & Trans Black Indigenous People of Color