Sunday Black Vegan News Roundup


Black Vegans at Intersectional Justice Conference

 Christopher Sebastian McJetters, Pax Ahimsa Gethen, and Aph Ko. (Photo Credit: Ziggy Tomcich).

Christopher Sebastian McJetters, Pax Ahimsa Gethen, and Aph Ko. (Photo Credit: Ziggy Tomcich).

Last weekend, the Intersectional Justice Conference at Whidbey Island (Washington) featured many Black vegan speakers and guests. Aph Ko, Dr. Amie Breeze Harper, Pax Ahimsa Gethen, and Brenda Sanders gave powerful speeches. Black vegan guests included JoVonna Johnson-Cooke (MaituFoods), David and Paige Carter (300lb vegan), Unique Vance (Vegan Voices of Color), and Keith Tucker (Green Hip Hop Dinners). Christopher Sebastian McJetters was one of the organizers of the conference. You can find a writeup of the conference on the Funcrunch Files, and you find more pictures HERE. 

 Brenda Sanders (Photo Credit: Pax Ahimsa Gethen)

Brenda Sanders (Photo Credit: Pax Ahimsa Gethen)

 Dr. Amie Breeze Harper (Photo Credit: Pax Ahimsa Gethen)

Dr. Amie Breeze Harper (Photo Credit: Pax Ahimsa Gethen)

 Group photo by Pax Ahimsa Gethen

Group photo by Pax Ahimsa Gethen


John Legend and "Scandal" Star Joe Morton Team Up for Play on Dick Gregory

Sergio of Shadow and Act writes:

"...It was announced today John Legend is producing an Off-Broadway production titled 'Turn Me Loose,' a comedy-drama written by Gretchen Law about the life of Gregory. Joe Morton (“Scandal”) is attached to star as the now 83-year-old." Dick Gregory is a famous civil rights activist and vegan! 


NYU Panel on Analogy Between Human Slavery and Animal Oppression

On April 22nd at 6:00pm, Steve Wise (President of NonHuman Rights Project), Aph Ko, and Christopher Sebastian McJetters will be presenting  their thoughts on the comparison between animal oppression and human slavery. If you live near NYU, consider dropping by! Here some more information about the event. 


Healthy Me Event on April 16th! 

Make sure to check out the Healthy Me event which is coming up soon! All attendees will receive a FREE gift bag and a cookbook with all of the food served during the event!

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