Thank you everyone for making this year's 2nd annual Vegan SoulFest great!
This year’s festival is over, but our vegan soul continues on! Our thanks goes out to our sponsors, speakers, exhibitors, volunteers, and to to the more than 3,500 people who came out this year, more than double last year’s festival! Be sure to keep supporting this year’s sponsors and stay tuned in for information on next year’s festival.
Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015
12:00PM – 6:00PM Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) 2901 Liberty Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215Sponsors, Exhibitors, and Supporters2015 Vegan SoulFest Photo Gallery
Kale Salad Level Sponsors
About the Festival
Speakers and DemonstrationsLearn from our guest speakers how the vegan lifestyle can greatly benefit our health as well as our relationship with animals and the environment. Or, attend one of our cooking demos to see just how easy it is to live that vegan life!
Our 2015 Vegan SoulFest Guest Speakers:
Dr. Milton R. Mills
Keynote Speaker, The Comparative Anatomy of Eating
Dr. Betty Smith
Athlete, Health and Fitness Lecturer
Doctor Ian Noel and Universal Healing Services, LLC has tirelessly served the Baltimore/Washington area for the past 25 years to promote healthier living. A native of Trinidad, Dr. Noel is a graduate of The Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture in New York where he was trained in Tuina, Chinese Herbology, Chinese Bone Setting, Acupuncture, and Chinese Philosophy. He is also trained in Ayurvedic medicine,
Homeopathy, and Nutrition.
Dr. Noel is founder and President of Universal Healing Services, one of the most vibrant healing centers in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States. He has conducted holistic health lectures at facilities across the country and has also been a guest on several radio and tv stations such as 88.9 WEAA, 92Q, and 1010 WOLB. Dr. Noel has taught and conducted Tai-Chi and Qi Gong classes and workshops for the past 23 years in Baltimore.
Chef Velvet’s distinct vegan soul food style has been well received and
services provided include weekly meal planning, special occasion catering,
entertainment, and corporate events. For the past three years Velvet has
worked as the personal chef to Artist/Songwriter/Singer Erykah Badu.
The 2015 Vegan SoulFest
12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Located at Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) 2901 Liberty Heights Avenue Baltimore, Maryland 21215
The festival will take place inside the college itself and outside on the college grounds.
Admission is free and open to the public.
Pets are not allowed on the campus.
Sponsor and Exhibitor registration is now open!
Use the buttons below to find out how you can be a part of this year’s Vegan SoulFest. Prices will increase each month, so register early and save!
Exhibitor documents - directions, rules and regulations
Thank you to all our sponsors who supported our efforts to spread the culture of healthy, compassionate, and sustainable life choices in Baltimore!
Kale Salad Level
- Alternative Cultures
- PEP Foods, Inc.
- Open the Cages Alliance
- Harbor Bank Community Development Corporation
- Stolen Outfitters
- The Downtown Cultural Arts Center
Much appreciation goes out to all of our vendors and exhibitors from this year’s festival! We’d like to invite everyone to keep supporting them throughout the year.
- Msprity Enterprises, LLC
- Edible Flavors
- Mama Ayo’s Popcorn Delights
- Foodtastic Family Visions
- Organo Gold Mission Unstoppable
- Girly Roots Inc.
- Oils of Joy
- The Vegetarian Resource Group
- Chiropractic Works
- Grape Cat
- Arbonne International
- R.E.A.L. Jewelry
- The Big Bean Theory
- Solar City
- Dfine You
- Get Hemp Butter
- Vegan Outreach
- Divine Planet Studio
- Juice Plus
- Terra Cafe
- Khepra’s Raw Food and Juice Bar
- Evolve Skin LLC
- Balanced Nutrition Solutions
- Sprout Natural Choice
- Food for Life Baltimore
- JuiceFresh Juice and Detox
- The Grub Factory
- Raw Revolution
- American Vegan Society
- Zoe’s Vegan Delight
- Jukai Juice Company
- Peak Health and Physical Fitness LLC
- Jewish Vegetarians of North America
- Flight Restaurant
- Myers Massage and Bodywork
- Nayaz Travelling Spa and Boutique
- Karen Yvonne Designs
- Juice Plus
- Fish Feel
- Ruscombe Mansion Holistic Health Center
- Compassion Co
- INDIGO Love Potions, LLC
- Spirit Free
- BU Naturals
- Young Living Essential Oils
- Mid-Hudson Veg Society
- Holistic Healthy Living for All, LLC
- Nourrie Cuisine
- You-Empowered Services, LLC
- Tiffany’s Oven, LLC
- Echanges Culturels
- The Greater Baltimore Urban League
- A Womanz Touch (Massage Therapy)
- The Value Creators
- Everlasting Life Restaurant and Lounge
- Vegan Express Desserts
- Baltimore Vegan Drinks
- Greyhound Rescue
- Baltimore Crisis Response
- Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry
- Fanciful Fox
- Love, Water, and Juice
- Baltimore Science of Spirituality
- Next Level Performance & Fitness LLC
- Baltimore Wellness Co-op
- Twinkle Twinkle Yoga Yoga
- Cultural Essence
- Baltimore City Foster Adoption Services
- Scotty Cakes, LLC
- Energy Justice Network
- Amorous Designs
- 21 Days to Plant Based
- Morinda/MAD Team
- Wabe Productions
- Edith’s Boutique
- Jerel Jefferies
Another round of special thanks goes out to this year’s corporate supporters. Thank you for helping to make Vegan SoulFest happen!
Our 2015 Sponsors
Vegan SoulFest Blog
Our Festival Creators
Brenda N. Sanders
Co-founder and Co-organizer
Brenda Sanders serves as Executive Director of Better Health, Better Life, a public health organization and is Co-Director of Open the Cages Alliance, an animal advocacy organization in Baltimore, MD.
Through Better Health, Better Life, Brenda runs the Eating for Life program, a series of free workshops aimed at teaching people in low-income communities how to live a healthier, more holistic lifestyle. With Open the Cages Alliance, she co-organizes the Vegan Living Program, a six-week education program that teaches the basics of transitioning to the vegan lifestyle.
Brenda also a founding member of PEP Foods, Inc., a collective vegan activists and vegan business owners in Baltimore City who are working towards food justice . She also organizes the Veganism Support Group, a monthly potluck and discussion group for new and aspiring vegans. In her spare time, Brenda helps to organize social justice events and demonstrations in the Baltimore area.
Co-founder and Co-organizer
Naijha Wright is the Co-owner of and Director of Marketing for The Land of Kush, a vegan soul food restaurant located in Baltimore, MD.
Through Naijha’s strategic marketing initiatives the restaurant experienced exponential growth within four years of opening. She develops relationships and collaborates with local businesses, non-profit organizations, and schools and churches who share in the mission of promoting dietary, ethical, or environmental veganism. Naijha also co-founded and organizes Vegan SoulFest, an annual vegan festival catered to Baltimore’s inner city communities. Ms. Wright has spoken and made appearances at radio stations, schools and community events throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C.
You can contact us using the form below, or contact the festival coordinators directly: Naijha Wright, Coordinator –– firstname.lastname@example.org Brenda Sanders, Coordinator – – email@example.com