Female-identified vegans will have a strong presence at the upcoming Global VegFest online events that kick off in September, thanks to a partnership between organiser VegFestUK and VIVAS.
VIVAS will curate two livestreams of 55 minutes over the weekend of the online festival.
These will include talks, panel discussions and live and pre-recorded performances from vegan women across the globe.
This continues the collaboration forged between the two organizations last year, which saw VIVAS showcase the talents and voices of vegan women from across the world in the VegFestUK virtual event.
Global Vegfest: 18-19 September, 2021
Program highlights for the upcoming Global Vegfest in September include a panel, led by vegan pioneer and author Victoria Moran, featuring women who are working on veganizing yoga and for the full restoration of the tradition’s ‘ahimsa’ ethic.
The important topic of bridging the gap between racial divides in veganism will be led by serial entrepreneur Naijha Wright-Brown and a diverse mix of panelists.
Non-profit founder Nivi Jaswal will talk about colonialism and its impact on nutrition, cuisine and related beliefs, especially in relation to India.
Female authors will share their experience on writing, confidence and finding your voice as a woman and as a vegan, in a panel led by book coach Mitali Deypurskaystha.
Two short pre-recorded performances will close out each day: A vegan, feminist reimagining of a segment from classical ballet ‘Carmen’ by health professional Tracie O’Keefe, and an original song by Australian singer-songwriter Mem Davis.
VIVAS founder Katrina Fox noted that the organization received a high number of submissions for the two livestreams, some of whom will be offered slots at future Global VegFest virtual events.
“I’m excited about our collaboration with Global Vegfest,” says Fox. “There are so many incredible vegan women from around the world whose voices, stories and talent deserve to be shared. We’re delighted to have the opportunity to curate dedicated livestream programs for Global Vegfest, starting off with the first event in September.”
Global VegFest livestreams on the VegFestUK Facebook channel 18-19 September, 2021. It is free to attend, with optional virtual tickets available.
The VIVAS livestreams will take place on Saturday 18 September at 4pm BST, and on Sunday 19 September at 11am BST.
For details, updates, advertising opportunities, visit the VegFestUK website.
The full program will be available early September.