What we're about

AfroVegan was developed to create a much needed space for like-minded individuals practicing plant-based and vegan diets. Through social food gatherings, discussions, story telling and recipe exchange, this group focuses on socially and health conscious plant-based diets through a cultural lens.

Let's *turnip* to a variety of social, educational and health related gatherings.

Upcoming events (5+)

AfroVegan Picnic Kickback- Lake Merritt

Lake Merritt

Nothing fancy, just wanted to put on the calendar a laid back picnic/gathering/mixer at the Lake since we have a ton of new members that joined. Bring a bite and share your favorite recipe/store bought food or drinks with the crew. We will have vibes, music and a few games. I will send the location on the morning of.

Vallejo Healthy Food Fest

Vallejo Community Center

Food Empowerment Project is hosting the 4th annual Vallejo Healthy Food Fest on Sunday September 22nd. Free food, performances, speakers, and booths all day long! $5 entry for non Vallejo residents. Fresh juices, vegan Filipino food and vegan Mexican food will be sold on site! Please join us for another wonderful day of events! Please spread the word! The more the merrier! For more information go to the Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/468923240365317/

DINNER W/ "AFROVEGAN" CHEF BRYANT TERRY

Red Bay Coffee Roastery & Coffee Bar (Headquarters)

NOTE: YOU MUST USE THE LINK IN THIS EVENT TO SECURE YOUR OWN TICKET. RSVPing through the AfroVegan Meetup page is only to let others know you will be in attendance. Only 10 tickets left (as of Monday, 9/16.19). MATATU will be presenting "Sentiment II" at Red Bay Coffee in Oakland, which is as a look at the repetition of migratory movements through dance. The program features a performance by Adji Cissoko & Shuaib Elhassan of Alonzo King LINES Ballet, an ALL VEGAN DINNER by award winning AfroVegan Cookbook creator, Chef Bryant Terry, and the North American film premiere of L’Appel à la Danse, which documents emerging dance movements from the nation of Senegal.⁣ An impression written by archivist Zoé Samudzi (@babywasu): In 1858, historian Thomas Carlyle wrote that “leaders did not know then...that an Army, like a serpent, goes upon its belly.” We’re largely familiar with the colloquialized version -- the adage that an army marches on its stomach -- which describes a well-fed militia’s victory in battle just as it could be analogized to describe the centrality of food, hospitality, and familiarity on the African continent and wherever Afro-descendants live across the globe. If food is a lifeblood, then dance is an affirmation of life, a somatic expression like advancement across a battleground: a Zulu ibutho protecting the lands at Isandlwana, guerrillas defending their liberation demands under cover of brush. “Everything in the phenomenal universe is straight line and circle,” said Alonzo King. “The horizon, our heads, arms, electrons, the oceans, planets, and stars. The task of the human being, also, is to radiate.” And radiate we will, in all our militarized grammars and modes of/for liberation and expression. Nourished and full, we radiate towards freedom.⁣ GET YOUR TICKET HERE: https://www.matatu.co/routes/dinner-chef-bryant-terry

Free drop-in Plant-based Fitness Class

Plant Based Fitness

Our AfroVegan members at Plant Based Fitness in Oakland are opening up their doors every first Saturday at 9am to offer FREE fitness classes for the group. You might be eating good, but is your body right? Space is limited, so RSVP early.

Past events (24)

Hella Healed and Plate of Hue - Plant-based Grill & Chill

Bushrod Recreation Center

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