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Veganism, Hip Hop, and Dining

Keith Tucker, my colleague and fellow vegan activist friend is putting on another amazing vegan Hip Hop Dinner. I’ll be writing about Keith’s work in my latest book Recipes for Racial Tension Headaches and support the work that he is doing (and has done for years). Check out their latest press release. I blogged about speaking at and attending a Hip Hop dinner in Sacramento in 2015 and it was amazing.


As you know today more than ever young people are suffering from disease, cancer, heart attack, stroke, diabetes and kidney failure are taking many people in our communities and it’s directly connected to what they choose to eat.   So today we are all coming together speaking and inspiring communities through the Hip Hop Green Dinner.

The Hip Hop Green Dinner is our most successful project and it is the first and only event in the world combining Hip Hop and serving full plant based meals to youth and families and over the last couple of years we have  produced the first ever plant based Hip Hop tours in history. To date we have served over 5000 healthy plant based meals to youth and families around the country.  

 Over the past eight years we have assembled a team of some of the best vegan Hip Hop artists, chefs, authors and speakers, and we have been fortunate to see the positive results our Hip Hop Green Dinner events have had on young people and their families. We are the pioneers in this new Green Age of Hip Hop and we make being healthy cool to young people. We are coming to Indianapolis for the first time and we would love to partner with you.

Thanks for taking a look at our event and organization. You can support us by purchasing an AD

This year we will offer this amazing tool to all of our attendees and the local community. Phresh Start Magazine is the first Plant Based Hip Hop Magazine geared towards assisting young people and families on their new plant based journey. Over the years we have noticed that more and more people are becoming open to plant based options and to serve this need we have produced this magazine. This first issue is a collaboration effort of many Hip Hop top chefs, artist and nutritionist all sharing keen insights to inspire health & wellness in our communities.

Your AD also supports paying for the printing and is a great way to support our efforts as your information is literally in the hands of new potentials customers and patrons. 

Please provide HI RES Print Ads in JPEG form with BLACK text only. 200dpi image quality.

Together we can both serve as an attraction and catalyst to the community with the goal of inspiring and educating about health & wellness. 

Contact: Keith Tucker


Dr. A.Breeze Harper (Credit: Pax Ahimsa Gethen 2016)

Dr. A. Breeze Harper is a senior diversity and inclusion strategist for Critical Diversity Solutions, a seasoned speaker, and author of books and articles related to critical race feminism, intersectional anti-racism, and ethical consumption. As a writer, she is best known as the creator and editor of the groundbreaking anthology Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health and Society (Lantern Books 2010). Dr. Harper has been invited to deliver many keynote addresses and lectures at universities and conferences throughout North America. In 2015, her lecture circuit focused on the analysis of food and whiteness in her book Scars and on “Gs Up Hoes Down:” Black Masculinity, Veganism, and Ethical Consumption (The Remix)which explored how key Black vegan men use hip-hop methods to create “race-conscious” and decolonizing approaches to vegan philosophies. In 2016, she collaborated with Oakland’s FoodFirst’s Executive Director Dr. Eric Holt-Gimenez to write the backgrounder Dismantling Racism in the Food System, which kicked off FoodFirst’s series on systemic racism within the food system. 

Dr. Harper is the founder of the Sistah Vegan Project which has put on several ground-breaking conferences with emphasis on intersection of racialized consciousness, anti-racism, and ethical consumption (i.e., veganism, animal rights, Fair Trade). Last year she organized the highly successful conference The Vegan Praxis of Black Lives Matter which can be downloaded.

Dr. Harper’s most recently published book, Scars: A Black Lesbian Experience in Rural White New England (Sense Publishers 2014) interrogates how systems of oppression and power impact the life of the only Black teenager living in an all white and working class rural New England town. Her current 2016 lecture circuit focuses on excerpts from her latest book in progress, Recipes for Racial Tension Headaches: A Critical Race Feminist’s Journey Through ‘Post-Racial’ Ethical Foodscape which will be released in 2017, along with the second Sistah Vegan project anthology The Praxis of Justice in an Era of Black Lives Matter. In tandem with these book projects, she is well-known for her talks and workshops about “Uprooting White Fragility in the Ethical Foodscape” and “Intersectional Anti-Racism Activism.”

In the spring of 2016, Dr. Harper was nominated as the Vice Presidential candidate for the Humane Party— the only vegan political party in the USA with focus on human and non-human animals.

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