The event was created by Esme Carr, aka London Afro Vegan, and Elisabeth Vandy – after the duo felt ‘that some voices in the plant-based community have been sidelined’.
‘We want diversity’
“UK Vegans Of Colour started out of the frustration of constantly going to, or being invited to, events and being the only person of colour in attendance,” event organizers said to Plant Based News.
“It was also apparent that vegans of colour were not always being invited to vend at events. Intersectionality became very much a buzzword that people were throwing around without actually doing anything about it.
“UKVOC is all about inclusivity we want diversity and are doing something about it. We want everyone to be a part of that! This is a celebration for all!”
The event features hot food vendors, artisan food makers, and classes for children.
Guest speakers include Christopher Sebastian, Patrick Vernon OBE, Dr. Leila Dehghan, and Kingsley Abrams.
UK Vegans Of Color: The Black History Month Edit takes place on October 5-6 from 11am – 7pm at Unit 8, Copland Park, London.
You can buy tickets here