BVR Sunday News Roundup

VegNews Releases Article About Intersectional Vegan Conference in the UK

Photo credit: Pax Ahimsa Gethen

Photo credit: Pax Ahimsa Gethen

We were pleasantly surprised to see that VegNews reporter Richard Bowie wrote a piece about UK's first Intersectional Vegan Conference which will be taking place in October! In case you didn't already know, Dr. Breeze Harper, Aph Ko, Christopher Sebastian McJetters, Demetrius Bagley, and Lauren Ornelas (from Food Empowerment Project) will be some of the speakers! Read the article HERE

Oakland VegFest Featured Prominent Black Speakers


Oakland's VegFest, which took place from May 15 through the 21st, featured speakers like vegan activist David Carter and Olympian Seba Johnson! We can't wait to read more recaps about the event! 

HuffPost Releases Controversial Essay About Black People and Veganism



Nzinga Young, a writer for the Huffington Post, released a controversial essay titled, "Here's Why Black People Don't Go Vegan." In it, Young describes some of the cultural challenges that Black people face when it comes to veganism, and she lists some resources (including BVR) that people can check out if they are interested in veganism. What did you think of the article?

Vegan SoulFest is Looking For Volunteers

Vegan Soulfest organizers need volunteers from 9am to 9pm on the day of the festival, August 20th. Email with "Volunteer" in the subject line, hours that you can assist in the body of the email, and the best contact info for you. 

Haile Thomas Announces Details About HAPPY Chefs Summer Camp

This is Haile Thomas with First Lady Michelle Obama

This is Haile Thomas with First Lady Michelle Obama

Do you have children who love to cook? Don't miss the HAPPY Chefs Summer Camp. During the week of July 18th through the 22nd, campers will explore 5 cuisines: Indian, Italian, Japanese, Caribbean,and Thai as well as learn about the culture of the featured country!

HAPPY Chefs Summer Camp is the tastiest place for kids to learn to cook and to embrace healthy foods, and they are committed to making this possible for deserving kids this summer. Your child can enter a contest to win one of four scholarships to the summer camp. Find out more information HERE

Check Out Bria Bea's New Digital Look

Bria Bea, you know...the person who made that hilarious video "Things to Stop Saying to Black Vegans" has redesigned her digital space. She changed the name of her FB page to Unapologetically Bria Bea and her other social media pages to @beunapologtic.  Check it out and be sure to support her work!