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Announcing Philadelphia’s First Vegan Multi-Cultural Expo
The Plant-Based Power Expo will be held on Saturday 10/10/2020 in Northwest Philadelphia (Mt. Airy) at New Covenant Church, 7500 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119, which has a congregation of more than 1000 African Americans.
This event will be $15 in advance, $20 at the door with special pricing for groups, special circumstances and a number of free tickets available (more info later). We hope to register at least 1,000, and hope to have more! We have room for them in a beautiful 1500 seat sanctuary.
Friday night will be a musical extravaganza pre-party designed to create a sense of community and interconnectedness, and also foster the sense that making a change to a plant-based diet is a reflection that “we’re all in this together”– for our own and our family’s health, the animals and the Earth.
The theme for the Expo is “Come as You Are and Change the World.” The sub-theme for the Expo is compassion, and we will be showcasing that idea in a variety of ways.
Mission of the Expo:
Hopefully your are excited about participating in Philadelphia’s Biggest Vegan Expo Ever! The Plant-Based Power Expo (its official title) will be held on Saturday 10/10/2020 in Mt. Airy at New Covenant Sanctuary, 7500 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119. This event will be FREE to the public to make it as accessible as possible. The Sanctuary has room for—YES!–1,800 people! You read that right! We hope to register at least 1,000 people, and if we get more, fantastic! We have ONE YEAR to build the energy and promote this life-changing event for the people of this city and region! Friday night’s pre-party and Saturday’s after-party are already in the works to celebrate our co-creators and collaborators in style (hopefully, YOU!)
Our keynote speaker is Dr. Michael Greger, author of the New York Times bestselling book “How Not to Die.” Dr. Greger is also the creator of the nutritionfacts.org website and podcast. We are recruiting other speakers as well, so if you have ideas for speakers and programming, we welcome them. We will have planning meetings once a month for the next few months, and then more frequently. Most importantly, up above on this page, put yourself on any of the four lists (attendees, volunteers, sponsors and vendors) so we can schedule the first planning meeting.
Here are some more specifics about the Expo:
The Plant-Based Power Expo is dedicated and designed to educate as many people as possible about the benefits of a whole foods plant-based diet, and provide the tools and resources needed to make this transition a reality for attendees. In addition to the exciting information about the benefits of this lifestyle that will be presented, professionals who wish to support individuals wanting to make lifestyle changes will be invited to share information about their services, and will be invited to register as vendors. Unlike many gatherings about vegan food, this Expo specifically seeks to attract the most in need among us: Many people/groups/minorities throughout the city and region either have the perception that a plant-based diet is cost prohibitive, too difficult, or is culturally simply not for them. Consequently, they are disproportionately saddled with heart disease, diabetes and cancer–chronic diseases that can be prevented and in some cases reversed, with this lifestyle. Without re-education in what the body truly needs to thrive, these individuals are tragic casualties of our broken food system and our current climate of misinformation.
If you have personally benefitted by choosing a plant based lifestyle, please help us to pass on those benefits to others by visiting our facebook page, and distribute this email to your e-lists. TOGETHER we can change the future of medicine, healthcare and the planet!
This event was conceived and created with love by Elise Rivers of Community Acupuncture of Mt. Airy (CAMA), to benefit her fellow humans, the animals and the Earth.
A short list of our needs at this time follows. If you know of anyone, including YOU, who could help us fill these roles, please reply to this email, forward this email, or have them contact us.
TECH SUPPORT: website builders, social media experts, videographers, and graphic designers. WHO can help us get the word out in a BIG way? We need this help ASAP to design a logo and create an awesome and organized website We’ve already got a great website template that can lead the way.
VOLUNTEERS: individuals who’d help out on the day of to make sure everything goes smoothly, such as help with parking, greeters at the door, directors to organize the large crowd, registration, lunch service (to be provided), and clean up crew (mostly provided by our host).
VENDOR/SPONSOR TEAM: who can help us brainstorm, find and recruit vendors and sponsors who will add value to this event? How to do outreach and present this opportunity to them in the best way? Vendors and sponsors will be financing this event, so it can be provided for free to the public.
YOUNG PEOPLE’s TEAM: who can help us reach out to local universities/colleges/students—some of our most important attendees–as their education, political power and food choices will affect all of us for decades to come. How do we engage, involve and benefit them?
GOODIE TEAM: are there give aways/product samples that are out there that could be provided to attendees to enhance and add value to their experience? How do we find these goodies and organize them to best effect?
We look forward to hearing from you and enjoying your enthusiasm for contributing this event!