Sunday Black Vegan News Roundup

Another week has passed, and we have some exciting recaps and news to share with you that you may have missed throughout the week! Check it out below:


Seba Johnson's Skis Will Be in The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture 

Screen shot taken from Seba Johnson Official Facebook page.

Screen shot taken from Seba Johnson Official Facebook page.

This is a super exciting announcement. As some of you may know, Seba Johnson is a life-long vegan and she was the world's first Black person to ever ski at the Olympics. The museum will be opening in September. 


Haile Thomas Meets Kevin Hart at HeatlhFest

Haile Thomas, a 15-year old vegan activist and chef who has already done ground-breaking work had a chance to meet Kevin Hart at HealthFest over the weekend as she served healthy delicious smoothies! Congratulations Haile!


Black Vegans Speak at World Vegan Summit

Black vegans were in attendance at the World Vegan Summit at the University of California Berkeley including Kirsten Ussery of Detroit Vegan Soul, Genesis Butler of A Vegan Child's Journey, Milton Mills, M.D., Kenneth G. Williams, and more.


Get Ready for the Happily Natural Day Festival

Founded in 2003, Happily Natural Day Focuses on Cultural Awareness, Holistic Health, and Social Justice. Happily Natural Day, originating in Richmond, Virginia, is an African Heritage festival committed to cultural awareness, holistic health and social change. Khepra Anu is going to be one of the speakers. The festival takes place on August 27, 2016! Mark your calendars. Click HERE to learn more. 


Get Ready for Vegan SoulFest

Vegan SoulFest officially kicks off on August 20th in Baltimore, MD. Be sure to read about the organizers Brenda Sanders and Naijha Wright-Brown. Check out the event HERE


Sistah Vegan Volume II Call For Papers

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

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