Afro-veganism is a reclamation of the plant-based lifestyle of our pre-enslavement ancestors.
Afro-Veganism links modern-world veganism with the historical plant-dominant lifestyle of many Africans.
It is a movement with a conscientious focus on black people's health, welfare, and ultimate survival by promoting and empowering a plant-based lifestyle in black communities in Canada and worldwide.
Afro-Veganism Canada was created to address the overwhelmingly disproportionate prevalence of suffering and death from chronic diseases that Black people in Canada experience. Conclusive evidence shows that most chronic diseases are foodborne, and a plant-based lifestyle produces the healthiest outcomes.
AVC will be in spaces all over Canada where food is grown, sold, and served to promote and facilitate this culturally relevant and beneficial lifestyle for black people. Long-established healthy eating traditions that have survived in black communities in many parts of the world despite centuries of enslavement will be revived.
Thu Feb 23, 2023
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Maria A. Shchuka
Afro-Veganism is a reclamation of the plant-based lifestyle of pre-enslaved Africans.
Joe G. Thomas of Black Vegans of Toronto, provides a brief historical review of the nutrient-poor diet of enslaved Africans and their creative efforts to make the food they were given palatable. It will link the devastating effects of the present-day consumption of "traditional foods" to the disproportionately high incidences of chronic diseases and comorbidities in black communities.
The program will provide evidence-based plant-based ways to improve the general health of black Canadians.