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13102Oakland Veg Week to be held April 21-27, 2014

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  • muddbutter
    Apr 5, 2014

      In a week of community education and celebration, hundreds of Oakland residents will pledge to go meat-free for Oakland Veg Week, April 21-27, 2014.

      It is supported by Mayor Jean Quan and Oakland city councilmembers Lynette Gibson McElhaney, Desley Brooks, Rebecca Kaplan, and Libby Schaaf, Alameda County Supervisors Keith Carson and Wilma Chan, State Senator Loni Hancock and Congresswoman Barbara Lee, who are all pledging to eat meat-free for the week.

      The week’s events includes speaking engagements by celebrated Oakland chef, food justice activist, and author Bryant Terry, whose  highly anticipated book, Afro-Vegan, goes on sale April 8. Terry will be signing books at Whole Foods Market Oakland on Tuesday, April 22. Also featured during Veg Week are speaking engagements by Oakland author and educator Colleen Patrick-Goudreau; cooking classes at Whole Foods Market Oakland; and a party for participants at the Lake Merritt Sailboat House. Restaurants throughout Oakland are getting involved by offering specials on vegetarian fare throughout the week. This is a great opportunity to invite your veg-curious friends and family to learn more. Get more information about events and restaurant specials at oaklandveg.com.

      In addition, Oakland Veg Week will be the Nickels for Nonprofits recipient at Whole Foods Market Oakland April 14th – July 6th.