Vegan SoulFest

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 21215

Sponsors, Exhibitors, and Supporters2015 Vegan SoulFest Photo Gallery

About the Festival


Browse some of our retail vendors for some delicious food and great local, vegan products, or check out our non-profit exhibitors for all the information you need about health, social justice, and animal rights.

Speakers and Demonstrations

Learn 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!

Entertainment for the Whole Family

We’re pleased to announce that this year’s festival will be featuring the one and only DJ Cavem! Learn more about DJ Cavem at his website, read his feature story on, and donate to the upcoming Baltimore Hiphop Green Dinner!

Our Sponsors

Learn more about health, veganism, social issues, and more from our generous sponsors!

Our 2015 Vegan SoulFest Guest Speakers:

Dr. Ruby Lathon

Dr. Ruby Lathon

Keynote Speaker, Health and Nutrition

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A certified holistic nutrition and wellness consultant and expert, Dr. Ruby Lathon is a dynamic speaker, author, and educator and hosts a number of seminars, workshops and healthful vegan cooking demonstrations. Her credits include speaking at the Congressional Black Caucus Panel, as a contributing writer for African American Lifestyle Magazine, an author of the upcoming book, Above the Clouds, and as the host of The Veggie Chest, a plant-based cooking show, now featured on,, and the cable television channel, The Venture Channel.

Dr. Milton R. Mills

Dr. Milton R. Mills

Keynote Speaker, The Comparative Anatomy of Eating


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Doctor Milton R. Mills is a firm believer in plant-based diets. In his work with patients he has seen plant-based diets improve or even eliminate the symptoms diabetes, heart disease, HIV, and AIDS. His speaking engagements span the country at hospitals, churches, and community centers.

Dr. Milton R. Mills

Dr. Betty Smith

Athlete, Health and Fitness Lecturer


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Doctor Betty Smith is a 74-year-old athlete who has been vegan for over 30 years. She has run in over 80 marathons and 24 ultra-marathons on 7 continents, including an intense 6-day (no breaks) ultra marathon completed just last year. Join Dr. Betty for her inspiring story about how she turned her life around and through her vegan diet and fitness routines found her way to Super Health!

Dr. Ian Noel

Dr. Ian Noel

Speaker, Holistic Health Practitioner, Universal Healing Services LLC


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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

Chef Velvet

Speaker and Food Demonstrator, Professional Vegan Chef


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 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.



Emcee, The Indie Mom of Comedy


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Comedienne, Actress, Playwright, Author, Social  Justice Advocate
Founder/Executive Director Goalddiggers The Sankofa Project
A Program of the Fusion Partnerships Inc.
Award Winning PlaywrightDiary Of A MILF: Mom Id Love to FOLLOW
*WINNEROutstanding Solo Performer, Midtown International Theatre Festival, NY, NY (2014)
WINNERAudience Choice AwardDC Black Theatre Festival (2013)
WINNERFavorite Overall Theatrical ExperienceAtlanta Black Theatre Festival (2012)
Author101Things Every Girl/Young Woman of Color Should Know (Duafe Press, 2010)
An anecdotal collection sharing strategies for navigating  the success of girls and women.
Curriculum/Workbook “The Power of Knowing: 101 Things Every Girl/Young Woman of Color Should Know”

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.

2015 Vegan SoulFest 12:00 to 6:00 PM at Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) 2901 Liberty Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215 Admission is free and open to the public

Sponsor and Exhibitor registration is currently closed.

Check back later for registration for the 2016 Vegan SoulFest. We’ll announce when registration opens on our email list, Facebook, and Twitter, so be sure to follow us!


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.


Exhibitors Listing
  • 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
  • MAJA
  • 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
  • Younique
  • 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
  • Mompops
  • 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!


Supporters Listing
Veggie BurgerNutrition as Medicine Potluck Dr. Joseph Adams Corporate Level Supporter Visit the Baltimore Nutrition As Medicine Potluck. Find out more on Facebook and

Mark Luterman Mark Luterman Corporate Level Supporter “The 20 Commandments to Unlimited Prosperity are the key to building successful businesses and lives.”

Our 2015 Sponsors

Vegan SoulFest Blog

Welcome 2015 Vegan SoulFest Vendors!

We just recently concluded the early registration period for the 2015 Vegan SoulFest and we’re thrilled to report that many exciting vendors have already come onboard! Among our returning vendors will be vegan body-care companies Ms. Prity Enterprises, Girly Roots and... read more

Our Festival Creators

Brenda N. Sanders

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.

Naijha Wright

Naijha Wright

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 – 443-844-5046 – Brenda Sanders, Coordinator – (443) 863-8652 –

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