Upcoming Class: Black Veganism

Think veganism is just a white middle class thing? Think again. This class will explore myths, historical narratives, and global examples throughout Black Culture.
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Class Overview:

This virtual workshop explores veganism from a historical perspective while asking is veganism practiced in Black culture globally? The will discuss the historical & sociocultural factors that have impacted African American cuisine throughout history and critically analyze why the vegan lifestyle has been depicted as only for the white middle class.

What you’ll learn:

    • The definition of veganism and vegetarianism
    • Examples of veganism in Black cultures around the world
    • How to recognize common myths associated with Black veganism
    • Some of the historical narratives that have shaped African American cuisine over the ages.


Registration is closed at this time.

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This class is appropriate for ages 18+


This class will take place online through Zoom. Class access links will be received after online registration. If you do not receive your link, please check your spam or email info540westmain@gmail.com.

What to expect:

    • Highly interactive virtual format
    • Whole group discussions guided by intentional prompts
    • Break out sessions
    • Classroom style Q&A
    • We recommended to use your video during class
    • Come to class prepared to participate, engage, and discuss
    • ASL interpreting and captioning is provided for all classes

Class Facilitator:


Take the Class!

Interested in taking this class? Email info540westmain@gmail.com to get it scheduled again.

540WMain, Inc. is a virtual not-for-profit 501(c)(3) and antiracist education brand that promotes justice for all. We have encouraged individuals to broaden their horizons and learn more about multidisciplinary issues and topics that impact the world since 2016.

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