Oakland Hip Hop Green Dinner!
YOUTH AND PARENTS REGISTER HERE: http://poagp.com/green-dinners/oakland-youth-hip-hop-green-dinner The 2nd Oakland Hip Hop Green Dinner is happening on April 24th 2015 at the Oakland Peace Center from 5:30-8:30pm with our community partners:
....The Bigger PictureUrban Farmacy, Factory Farming Awareness Coalition (FFAC), Oakland Veg Week, SOS Juice: Power the People, Destinednation Media, Earth Amplified, DJ CAVEM, Food Empowerment Project, Pursuit of a Green Planet, Planting Justice, and Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project...
....will support, serving 150 FREE VEGAN MEALS to families of the East Bay. We will be giving free meals to YOUTH and their FAMILIES. They will be able to sample plant-based products, while being entertained and educated by hip-hop luminaries, food justice advocates, and health professionals.
Through the various dinners we have set up around the country, including at Kipp Middle School in West Oakland in 2010 serving 150 youth, we found out first hand that exposing people to a culturally relevant plant-based diet can really change someone’s life. Our goal is to educate youth about the importance of health and smart food choices.
This years Hip-Hop Green Dinner is a part of the First Annual Oakland VegFest, which will take place at the beautiful Lake Merritt amphitheater on April 25, 2015 from 11am to 5pm. The idea is that youth will become inspired from our event and continue their exploration by attending the VegFest. We expect approximately 2,000 local residents in attendance to experience the many benefits of plant-based foods and celebrate the amazing veg options that Oakland has to offer, while enjoying a collaborative, positive, and inclusive space for all people.
Sunday, the day after the VegFest, youth will be able to take a field trip to Grass Valley, California to the Animal Place, one of the oldest and largest sanctuaries for farmed animals in the country. Nestled on 600-acres in Grass Valley, CA, Animal Place provides refuge to hundreds of neglected farmed animals. In addition to permanent sanctuary, Animal Place's Rescue Ranch is a 60-acre adoption center, placing needy farmed animals into permanent homes.
YOUTH AND PARENTS REGISTER HERE: http://poagp.com/green-dinners/oakland-youth-hip-hop-green-dinner