Afrovegan Fest Montréal is a non-profit organization whose mission is to:
- Inform the Montreal community about Afro-veganism
- Organize socio-cultural activities about Afro-veganism in Montreal
- Take a stand on publicly debated issues that impact veganism and the status of Black people
- Promote access to resources that support food sovereignty in Black and Indigenous communities
- Promote an intersectional approach in which environmental justice and food insecurity are deconstructed
- To promote an Afro-veganism that does not pretend to be unique, but rather unified and within which each individual can emancipate and affirm himself
What is Afro-veganism?
The term "Black Veganism" was coined by sisters Syl and Aph Ko in their political essay "Aphro-ism: Essays on Pop Culture, Feminism, and Black Veganism from Two Sisters."
Afro-veganism is a decolonial and intersectional movement that views veganism from the perspective of Black people in all its forms and realities.
Environmental justice, anti-speciesism, food sovereignty, health, and the reclaiming of Afro-descendant culinary heritage by Black people all across the diaspora is central to Afro-veganism.