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Afro-Vegan Food Talk | Oakland Veg Week 2014
Submitted by the Event Organizer
The Oakland VegFest is back for their fifth year, organized by the Factory Farming Awareness Coalition (FFAC).
As always, the VegFest is totally free and open to the public, and will feature awesome food, vendors, speakers, a “cutest dog” contest, and a kids area.
Oakland Veg Week 2019
Saturday, May 18, 2019 | 11 am to 5 pm
Lake Merritt Amphitheater, Lake Merritt Blvd, Oakland
>> VegFest will go on rain or shine.
View List of Vendors
- Katie Cantrell (Executive Director, FFAC)
- Chef Tirzah Love (Celebrity Chef and Owner of Tirzah Catering)
- Sid Garza-Hillman (Author and Health Coach)
- Ryan Bethencourt (CEO, Wild Earth)
- Speaker Panel: Food Justice in the Oakland Flats. Feat. Andrea
- Talley & Mikhael Holmes (Mandela Grocery Cooperative)
- Far I
- CLEAN feat. The Black Excellence Band
- Shino Smoke
- Quite the idea
If you would like to be a part of this event, you can sign-up for a volunteer shift. As a thank you, volunteers receive a swag bag featuring gifts from the incredible sponsors and an invitation to the volunteer party.
Due to limited parking options, attendees are encouraged to use public transportation. You can take BART to the Lake Merritt station and the festival is just a 10 minute walk away. There is also a free 4 hour public parking across the street at the Kaiser Convention Center (one entrance on Lake Merritt Blvd and one entrance on 10th and Fallon), but those spots will fill up quickly in the morning. There is also limited metered street parking available near the event.
This event is wheelchair accessible, plus it’s dog- and kid-friendly.
Author Bryant Terry will be giving a talk and signing copies of his new book Afro-Vegan at Whole Food Market in Oakland.
Free, but an RSVP is required to to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 510.834.9800 ext. 260.
Rising star chef and food justice activist Bryant Terry is known for his simple, creative, and delicious vegan dishes inspired by African American cooking. In this landmark cookbook, he remixes foods of the African diaspora to create exciting and approachable recipes such as Jamaican Patties Stuffed with Maque Choux, Berebere-Spiced Black-Eyed Pea Sliders, Crispy Teff-Grit Cakes with Eggplant, Tomatoes, and Peanuts, and Groundnut Stew with Winter Vegetables and Cornmeal Dumplings. He also explores key African ingredients that are popular in Caribbean and Southern dishes—like okra—tracing their history and giving them cultural context. Afro-Vegan will delight Bryant Terry fans; vegetarians and vegans looking for exciting new recipes; cooks interested in African, Afro-Caribbean, and Southern cuisine; and health- and eco-conscious eaters. Come hear from the author and get your copy of Afro-Vegan signed.
Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.
*Free, but an RSVP is required to email@example.com or call 510.834.9800 ext. 260.
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