Hip Hop is Green – Health and Wellness eXpo, Friday March 6th

Hip Hop is Green with Keith and others

Vegetarians of Washington is proud to sponsor the first-ever Hip Hop is Green Health & Wellness eXpo, happening at the Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion on Friday March 6th. There will be three sessions; the first two will be for Seattle area school students and families. The general public is welcome to the third session from 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm.

The event will feature healthy plant-based cooking demos by local and national chefs, food sampling by local restaurants and brands, free health screenings, speakers, Hip Hop performers, a women’s plant-based fitness showcase, and Trap Vinyasa ™ yoga fitness class.

Highlights at the eXpo include Queen Afua who is a world-renowned Holistic Healer and Author of five bestselling books including Sacred Woman, Heal Thyself For Health and Longevity and the soon-to-be-released Planet Heal. See a cooking demo from award-winning author and chef, Bryant Terry and an appearance by Sa Roc, one of the top Hip Hop artists in the country.

Special guest speaker, 12-year-old Genesis Butler, an accomplished TEDx speaker and Marvel’s latest SuperHero, says,  “I am so excited to attend and speak at the Hip Hop is Green Expo. I’m going to be talking about all the benefits of plant -based eating and also why it’s important to help animals. I’m also looking forward to meeting other activists from all over the country”

Over 1,000 local school students and families will be in attendance. The event is supported by the City of Seattle Human Resources, the Department of Neighborhoods, the Seattle Foundation, Miyoko’s Cheese, Quorn, Food Circle, Seattle Housing Authority, Follow Your Heart, the Seattle Sounders RAVE Foundation, NARN (Northwest Animal Rights Network) and many others. If you would like to attend or volunteer at the eXpo, register at www.hiphopisgreen.com. Tickets are free.

Founded in 2009 by Keith Tucker after he attended our Vegfest event, Hip Hop is Green is now a national organization that has been a leader in the plant-based Hip Hop movement, known for their outreach to the Black, Latinx and Native communities.  To date, HHIG has served more than 8,000 plant-based meals to youth and families. Black and Latinx communities – the same communities that invented Hip Hop culture – carry the most significant risks when it comes to diet-related diseases. HHIG is on a mission to change that. In 2017, HHIG was one of five organizations in the nation to be nominated for Michelle Obama’s “Catalyst for Change” award.

Vegetarians of Washington is delighted that they are making it cool to be healthy for young people, and we’re happy to support this event.