2018 SCHEDULE of EVENTS
12:15-12:30 RECOGNITION OF ANIMAL LIVES
Please bring your animals — all species welcome.
12:30-1:20 GREY, ACTIVIST AND HIP HOP ARTIST
Grey is one of the hottest emerging artists at the intersection between activism, urban style & hip hop. A growing Atlanta institution in his own right, Grey became one of the most talked about acts of 2016 after his Vegan Thanksgiving freestyle & music video took the internet by storm. His superb, cerebral, and soulful flow ensured that his message went global, earning him 75k new followers and nods from Russel Simmons, DL Hughley, Ellie Goulding, Unilad, Worldstar, and Baller Alert. Notching a total of 30+ million views, he was catapulted from local stardom to the global stage. Even PETA and Whole Foods supported his release, proving the cross-marketability of Grey and his message.
His music and clothing line, Plant Based Drippin, is creating a new energy in the Vegan community. A lyricist, activist, and social entrepreneur, Grey is nothing short of refreshing. With a clear, understandable, and sophisticated flow, Grey is an artist to watch in 2018. He, like vegan cooking, just might surprise you.
1:30-2:15 JUSTIN VAN KLEECK, CO-FOUNDER OF THE MICROSANCTUARY MOVEMENT
"Caregiving as Activism: Vegan Microsanctuaries vs. the Humane Myth"
Justin Van Kleeck, PhD, is a freelance writer, educator, and community organizer. In 2014, Justin and his wife, Rosemary, founded the Triangle Chicken Advocates sanctuary in North Carolina, which inspired them to start The Microsanctuary Movement later that year. He also founded and contributes to the radical vegan blog, Striving with Systems. Justin also currently serves as the Sanctuary & Microsanctuary Advisor for A Well-Fed World.
2:30-3:00 HOOS IN TREBLE, ACAPELLA
Hoos in Treble, more fondly known as HIT, is a nationally acclaimed all-female a cappella group at the University of Virginia that has been singing, preferably without instruments, since 1999. Jennie Donovan founded the group in the fall of that year on the principles of quality musicianship, enthusiastic and diverse talent, and a commitment to distinguished performances. In the years since our founding, we have established “Four Pillars” that our group strives to embody at all times: Professionalism, Organization, Creativity, and Sustainability.
3:15-4:00 JANARDHAN SRINIVASAN, CARDIOLOGIST
"WHAT IS HEART HEALTHY?"
Janardhan Srinivasan, MD, FACC, is an interventional cardiologist practicing at the Halifax Heart Center and Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital in South Boston, Virginia. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He completed medical studies at Madras Medical College and Research Institute, and a residency and fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine.
Dr. Srinivasan has interest in Nutrition and Heart Health, and discusses the benefits of plant-based dietary choices for purposes of preventing, managing, and in some cases reversing cardiovascular disease.
4:15-5:00 BRENDA T. BRADLEY, CERTIFIED HEALTH COACH
"NO PRESCRIPTION NECESSARY: HOW TO ALLOW FOOD TO BE YOUR MEDICINE"
Dr. Brenda T. Bradley, Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, has had a remarkable career and life that has taken many twists and turns. From being a US service member in the Air Force to being a Certified Health coach, the one common denominator has been a desire to serve others and make the world around her a better—healthier—place to live in. After struggling with her own health goals and learning about the body and what it needs to perform optimally, she made the switch to a plant-based diet. This diet she credits for helping her not only improve her weight, but improve her immunity, mood, and overall health. In 2016 she developed “The 21-Day Vegan Challenge.” This challenge is a vegan-only program that has been designed for anyone desiring to make a lifestyle change or to explore and experience the healthy benefits of a vegan diet.
She is a trusted Certified Health Coach that gets results. As a speaker she captivates, inspires, and educates her audience through compelling stories that will move her audience. She has helped countless individuals lose weight and to adopt a plant-based lifestyle. Her goal is to inspire others to lead the charge for healthy eating and exercise. Dr. Bradley leads workshops on nutrition and offers individual health coaching.