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Film Screening: "The Invisible Vegan" and Q&A with Jasmine Leyva

  • Harold Frank Hall, 1104 (map)

The Invisible Vegan is a 90-minute independent documentary that explores the problem of unhealthy dietary patterns in the African-American community, foregrounding the health and wellness possibilities enabled by plant-based vegan diets and lifestyle choices. Over the past three decades, coronary heart disease and diabetes have steadily grown as the leading causes of health problems in America, disproportionately impacting the African-American community in particular. This documentary offers both historical and contemporary perspectives on the dietary trends among African-Americans, showing how intertwined histories of slavery, twentieth-century socioeconomic inequalities, and the rise of Big Food have led to the increased consumption of and dependence on meat and processed junk, and fast food. Starring Jasmine Leyva, Cedric the Entertainer, John Salley, Stic of Dead Prez and Tracye McQuirter.

FREE EVENT AND VEGAN BUFFET courtesy of: the Vegan Studies team, French Department & Italian Department, Environmental Studies Program, Graduate Center for Literary Research, Comparative Literature Program, Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, and Miyoko’s.

Parking Information: The closest parking lots to Harold Frank Hall are #1 & #10. Please allow extra time for parking. Sometimes the lots are full and occasionally there are problems with the payment machines. A parking permit for this event will cost $4.00. We suggest bringing (4) $1 bills. The machines also accept $5 bills but don’t give change. Remember to display your parking permit on your dashboard. Otherwise you may be subject to a $48 fine. Here’s an interactive map that you can use to locate Harold Frank Hall on campus as well as Parking Lots 1 & 10. http://mapdev.geog.ucsb.edu/ See you soon.

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Earlier Event: February 21
Pop Culture, Feminism, and Black Veganism