By: Destiny DeJesus, Veggie Mijas Dallas Chapter Organizer @eatyodestiny
Everyone has a different role in the revolution. Whether you’re on the frontlines at protests or you’re home signing petitions, it’s important to be doing something!
Since April 2019, the Veggie Mijas Dallas Chapter has been hosting events and creating safe spaces for people of color to gather and talk about issues affecting the community.
On Saturday, June 27th, the chapter will host a family-friendly event for people of color to gather over vegan snacks and create protest signs. Going out and protesting is not accessible for everyone, so participants will have the chance to create signs with numbers to call, links to petitions etc. to display outside their homes or in their car windows. This event is in collaboration with a local collective called Lucha Dallas which is dedicated to uplifting and empowering the BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) community in the DFW area.
If you are a person of color and are interested in attending this event, RSVP on Eventbrite.
* Veggie Mijas is a collective of people of color passionate about spreading awareness of the lack of resources we have to healthier options in the hood, animal liberation and environmental justice. The collective has over 10 chapters in several major cities including: New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, and we are continuing to grow. Each chapter hosts veg-friendly events in their neighborhoods promoting the mission of making veganism inclusive, affordable and accessible. For more information or to join the Dallas chapter, visit www.veggiemijas.com and click “Join the Collective”.
WHY ARE VEGGIE MIJAS EVENTS FOR POC ONLY?
Veggie Mijas believes it is important to have PoC only spaces where we feel completely safe and talk about resources for our own communities. Given the history of white supremacy, folks of color have always made spaces where we can feel completely free and not have to navigate white supremacists/ white-dominant spaces. We are not here to cater to hurt feelings, but only to empower POC. True allies will understand this and share Veggie Mijas as a resource with PoC folks that want to know how they can have a plant-based lifestyle. It’s time to center Black and Brown folks in the food revolution.