Sunday BVR News Roundup

LGBTQ Black Vegans Featured in Article About Orlando Shooting

Richard Bowie recently spotlighted LGBTQ vegans of color in an article for VegNews. BVR advisory board members Pax Ahimsa Gethen and Christopher Sebastian McJetters were interviewed as well. Read their thoughts HERE

A Call for Papers for Sistah Vegan Anthology 

In 2010, Lantern Books published the groundbreaking anthology Sistah Vegan, edited by Dr. Amie Breeze Harper. Dr. Harper, of the Sistah Vegan Project, will be organizing and editing a sequel to Sistah Vegan called The Praxis of Justice In an Era of Black Lives Matter (working title). Deadlines for Abstracts are August 15, 2016. Read more about this project HERE

Vegan SoulFest Featured in Fox5 News

Vegan SoulFest 2015, Courtesy of The Umbrella Syndicate with permission from Vegan SoulFest / Facebook

Vegan SoulFest 2015, Courtesy of The Umbrella Syndicate with permission from Vegan SoulFest / Facebook

Vegan SoulFest is coming up soon on August 20, 2016. The Fox5 article states:

"The third annual Vegan SoulFest is heading to Baltimore this summer and will feature around 100 vegan-friendly businesses and organizations serving up healthy food and an exciting music line-up. It's a free celebration of the vegan lifestyle and culture at Baltimore City Community College's Liberty Campus. On Saturday, August 20 from noon to 7 p.m. vegans and visitors curious about the diet can enjoy vegan grub, cooking demos, health lectures, kid's activities and live music. Last year the festival welcomed over 3,000 attendees."

Read more from the article HERE

The Vegan Nigerian Is Having an Event

In just a few days on the 29th of this month at La Suite West Hotel (Bayswater, London), starting at 7pm, Tomi Makanjuola of The Vegan Nigerian will be hosting a buffet. She writes:
"Instead of a plated service, guests will be able to help themselves to a buffet selection ranging from canapes to colourful salads, to jollof rice, fried rice, and a selection of desserts, drinks (and more!). There will be gluten-free and nut-free options available. I'm hoping that it will be a laid-back, fun evening with good music and a chance for guests to mingle."

Get tickets to the event HERE

BBC Covers Ital-The Vegan Rasta Movement

Poppy and Dan recently set up Ital Fresh, a pop-up vegan Caribbean food truck in Liverpool, and they were interviewed by Ciaran Varley of BBC. They stated: 

"Whenever anyone thinks of Caribbean food, they automatically think jerk chicken. We are educating people through our delicious, fresh and vibrant food, showing that Caribbean food can be so much more besides chicken. One of our signature dishes is jerk pineapple. We definitely honour the flavours of Jamaica, and the pineapple adds a fun, tropical spin - and has a similar mouth feel to chicken! We call it 'juicy jerk' and people really love it!"

Read the full interview HERE

Help Seba Johnson Tell Her Story

Seba Johnson is a world-renowned Animal Rights activist and Olympian. She is currently writing a book where she can tell her story in a way that it has never been told. Please consider donating to help her complete her book. Click HERE to donate.