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Past Events

NYC: First Veggie Mijas Potluck, in The Bronx hosted by Analisa Freitas. (March 10, 2018) 

NYC: Bronx Meet-Up at Pizzaniste, a Pizzeria at Jerome Avenue with vegan options. This was a collaboration with The Bronx Vegan. (April 15, 2018)

NYC: Feed The Soul Event, Yoga + Wellness Potluck at Sky Ting Yoga.  Kathryn Camacho, a Dominican-certified yoga instructor taught the class and conversation was led by Amy Quichiz. (April 28, 2018) 

NYC: First Brooklyn Vegan Potluck, hosted by Ashlea Ramirez. (May 20, 2018)

NYC: Woodstock Farm Sanctuary trip where Veggie Mijas had their private tour with a Mexican/Italian-American Board Director, Jeannine Cicco Barker. (June 9, 2018)

Oakland: Oakland's First Vegan Potluck hosted by Priscilla Sandoval and Ingrid de Santiago. This potluck was hosted in Lake Merritt, by the Amphitheater. (June 12, 2018)

NYC: The Visibility Pack Picnic. In collaboration with Safeword Society Podcast, they provided a conversation surrounding a variety of topics with their Visibility Pack. This potluck was taken place in Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn. (July 1, 2018) 

LA: Los Angeles' first Vegan Potluck hosted by Organizers Melina and Melissa. (July 14, 2018)

NYC: Cocinando es Medicina with Dominican Community Food Educator, Erenis Hidalgo. This event was taken place in Mayday Space, where Erenis taught us to cook a delicious meal and talk about what Mindful Eating is. (July 15, 2018)

Orange County: First Orange County's Vegan Potluck hosted by Ruby Ortega. The potluck was hosted in Craig Regional Park. (August 4, 2018)

NYC: Veggie Mijas' first time vending at Black Veg Fest, Bedstuy Brooklyn in collaboration with La Raza for Liberation. Veggie Mijas sold Juices such as chica and anise y piña made by Co-Founder, Mariah Bermeo, and foods such as Mushroom Fajitas made by Organizer, Ashlee Dume. Lastly, Veggie Mijas' sold their first T-Shirts. (August 11, 2018)

NYC: Veganniversary; To celebrate Veggie Mijas' creation in August 2017, Veggie Mijas members went to eat at Seasoned Vegan, a black owned soul food business. (August 19, 2018)

NYC: Vegan Panel; In collaboration with La Raza for Liberation, Veggie Mijas hosted a Vegan Panel in V-Spot Restaurant with four other amazing organizers; Woke Foods, Cilanthropia, Food Empowerment Project, and Collectively Free. (August 25, 2018)

Orange County: End of Summer Vegan Picnic Potluck hosted by Ruby Ortega and Ivonne. Picnic took place in Craig Park. (September 8, 2018) 

New York City: Plant and Sip class hosted by Vegetarian Chef, Rose Peña. This event took place near Washington Heights, where we planted herbs, painted pots, and ate amazing food. (September 15, 2018)

Los Angeles: Vegan POC Potluck hosted by Melina and Melissa hosted in Vista Hermosa Park (September 29, 2018)

New York City: GreenThumb NYC has numerous of coomunity gardens and Veggie Mijas had partnered to help fix a garden in The Bronx. This took place in Green Patch on Walton, planted flowers, watered vegetables, and helped create a new look! (September 30, 2018)

Syracuse, NY: Mariah lead a discussion around eating well and showing cooking tricks while in being in College (September 28, 2018)

Chicago: First potluck hosted by Luisa and Nancy. The potluck was taken place in Nancy's home. (October 13, 2018) 

Oakland: Yoga instructor Archaa taught a class, hosted by Priscilla and Ingrid and led a wellness discussion after the session.This event took place at East Bay Community Space. (October 27, 2018)

New Hampshire: Hosted by Carolyn, this potluck took place in Nashua Public Library. (October 28, 2018)

Miami: Hosted by Tammy, organizer of the Miami Chapter. Veggie Mijas had its first poluck, that took place at her house in Downtown Miami. (November 3, 2018)

New York City: Hosted by Samantha, she taught us how to cook with essential oils and talked about the importance of them. This took place in the Bronx at her home. (November 3, 2018)

Philadelphia: First Philly Potluck hosted by Organizer Alicia, alongsidewith Mahika (November 10, 2018).

Chicago: FriendsGiving Potluck hosted by Araceli, Luisa, and Mazie. There was a short breathing exercise, acknowledgement of indigenous mourning day, the land we are on and what this day can mean for indigenous people. Lastly, we talked about turkeys being rescued and had some animal friends present! (November 24, 2018)

Syracuse: Mariah, Food and Art Educator of Syracuse Chapter organized a food workshop, in collaboration with Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York and La Liga Organization, to teach young students about the food system and what a plant-based lifestyle can look like! (November 29, 2018)

New York City: The Bronx Vegan and Veggie Mijas went on a trip to the Botanical Gardens in The Bronx. This was a chance to meet local vegans of color and build bonds with one another! (December 19, 2018)

Washington D.C: First meet up in Washington D.C. organized by Chef Veronica, organizer of the D.C. chapter! The event took place in a kitchen, where prior folks went to the farmers market to pick up some ingredients! The day was filled with learning how to make vegan Salvadoran food and making new friendships. (December 15, 2018)

Miami: Seed Starting Workshop in the heart of overtown in collaboration with @thegreengoddessdiary and @beyondviewtiful. Miami Chapter planted new vegetables, flowers, and took plant medicine home. (January 13, 2019)

Oakland: Magdalena hosted a potluck in their home, opening the space to meet folks of color, vegan queer folks of color for the first time in 2019!

(January 27, 2019)

Philadelphia: Alicia hosted a zero-waste Sunday Brunch where folks got together to discuss reducing waste and adopting a zero waste lifestyle hosted in the A-Space Anarchist Community Center. (January 20, 2019)

Los Angeles: Organized by Melina and Melissa, they invited Emily to lead a discussion around being eco-friendly and what that means, why it is important, and to answer questions folks have about a zero-waste lifestyle! (January 26, 2019)

Chicago: Organized by Luisa, Chicago had an event called Copas and Funds to fundraise for the Chicago Chapter of Veggie Mijas. This took place in Tipsy's Tap, with two djs, and $5 minimum coverage! (January 26, 2019)

Washington D.C: Mindfulness & Yoga Healing led by Jamila Anahata, @thesoulfulveganista and Vanessa, @nesscarr_, organized by Veronica @veganfeastbyV (February 23, 2019).

Pheonix: First Potluck Meeting organized by Crystal @la_vegana_crystal; Topics included the challenges POC face when accommodating plant based lifestyles and what we can do to help solve those issues (February 17, 2019).

Miami: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle talk and activity led by Gabriela Cimadevilla, @that_environmental_witch; organized by Tammy Arias @veganxdoula. In the event, folks picked tons of trash, talked about waste and reducing consumption, and also made hygiene/cleaning products (February 24, 2019).

Philadelphia: Cocinando con Amor, organized by Alicia @femmepowertop; attendees submitted a special recipe for an exchange and made a potluck (February 16, 2019).

Chicago: Love & Solidarity Event organized by Araceli @wokevegana and Luisa @demira_ held to write letters of support and solidarity to brave activists in prison (February 24, 2019).

New York City: Lunar New Year Event to celebrate the year of the pig, hosted by Vivian Lee @vivayounghealth, who taught attendees how to make vegan dumplings (February 16, 2019).

Los Angeles/Orange County: Wrapping Yourself in Love, led by Norma Pérez also known as @thesalvivegan to show attendees how to make tamales and talk about self-love; organized by Ruby @veganaxmexicana, Melina @mellyyt_ and Melissa @bym_e_l__

(February 16, 2019)

Oakland: Brunch Sundays organized by Magdalena, hosted in Souley Vegan to talk about plant-based resources there is in the community and to get to know one another (March 3, 2019)  

New York City: Lunch Date in collaboration with The Bronx Vegan at La Morada, located in 308 Willis Avenue. La Morada is an undocumented family owned and operated Oaxaca restaurant in the South Bronx. They have a lot of vegan & vegetarian options! (March 23, 2019) 

Dallas: First Dallas Veggie Mijas Meet-up, organized by Destiny. They got together at the Dallas Farmers Market and got some sweet discounts from @Maigoodeats!

(April 20, 2019)

Washington D.C: Celebrated earth day by picking up trash in the park, eating some good vegan snacks and bonding with the community; organized by Veronica!

(April 20, 2019)

Boston: First Boston Veggie Mijas event: cleaning up the hood for Earth Day with the help of Dudley Cafe, organized by Brandie Alexander.

(April 20, 2019)

New York City: For earth day, organizer Alyssa, hosted a clean up day on Pelham Park and talked about the importance of how we can be better with our trash.

(April 21, 2019)

Miami: An afternoon of sipping wine and swapping clothes @ the solar house in FIU south campus. Talked about fast fashion & how we can move towards a more sustainable way to express ourselves through clothes all while having fun!

(April 28, 2019)

Philadelphia:  Queer Healing Circle event followed by a raw-vegan potluck. Circle included a guided meditation, affirmation setting, and yoga session.

(May 19,  2019)

New York City: Brunch and Swap! Drank mimosas and swapped clothes followed by a delicious potluck and tips on how to shop more sustainably and received a brief educational presentation on the harmful impacts of the Fast Fashion industry on our environment.

(May 25, 2019)

Dallas: First Vegan/Yoga Flow Potluck led by Crystal Lynne! 

(May 26, 2019)

Cleveland: New Moon, New Mijx Event. This event included a grounding meditation and writing release activity to celebrate the new moon in gemini in order to highlight the energy of manifestation.

(June 2, 2019)

New York City: Queer Workout Party. This event included a 50 minute integration of yoga and pilates class followed by a Mimosa social. Class led by Kajuan Douglas, founder of Merge New York.

(June 8, 2019)

New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C: Farm Sanctuary Trip to Woodstock!  Annual Trip to the June Jamboree event.

(June 22, 2019)

Oakland: POC Gardening. Folx volunteered at Spiral Gardens, a POC Centric community food security project and retail nursery.

(June 22, 2019)

Dallas: Sip and Swap, eco-friendly, shopping event with discussion on thrifting. They collected clothes, books, accessories, etc. Presented in this image: the organizers of this event.

(June 29, 2019)

Washington D.C: Compassion the Disruptor of Oppression. An evening of food and great conversations about how we can combat systems of oppression through compassionate practices. Collaboration with a well-fed world and Martha's Table. In this image: Panelists

(June 29, 2019)

Los Angeles: Vegan Sunday Meet Up at the Weekly Vegan Market. Just a simple meet and greet to eat yummy food and get to know vegans of color in the area!

(June 30, 2019)

Miami: Zero Hour, Youth Climate Change Conference, Veggie Mijas Workshop and Presentation. 

(July 12-14, 2019)

Los Angeles: Farm Sanctuary trip! Got led by a private tour and received free copies of Casa Verde Cookbooks!

(July 12, 2019)

Dallas: FIRST EVER POOL PARTY AND VEGAN BUFFET! Hosted by Electric Kitchen, Heal thy Hip Hop, and Veggie Mijas. CBD Mocktails and Vegan Caribbean Buffet included.

(July 13, 2019)

Los Angeles: West Coast Beach Clean Up. Partnered up with Heal the Bay and cleaned up Santa Monica Beach.

(July 14, 2019)

New York City: We had a private white dinner party at @beyondsushinyc to honor amazing activists in our communities: @ysanetbatista, a queer-Black-Dominican woman, founder of @wokefoods@dau.remedios Rosalba Lopez identifies as Mixtec and through her work with urban farming, community organizing and youth development and Cris @farmer_cris is mixed Afro-Indigena-Latinx, trans/gnc immigrant, born in Nicaragua and they teach Black & Brown students organic agriculture from seed to harvest through a social justice lens.

(July 28, 2019)

New York City: Aishat talked about self-love, mental health, and stress, Michelle who talked about nutrition and veganism, then yoga instructed by the lovely Soraya whom taught some breathing techniques—and lastly, Mariah . with her AMAZING food: beans, rice, kale & fruit salad, chickpeas salad, aaaaand delicious chicha CBD drinks.

(August 6, 2019)

Boston: Vegan potluck to discuss barriers those who live in low income areas face when they are interested in switching to veganism or even adding more fresh fruits and vegetables to their diet; cultural ties to food and how many celebrations are centered around meat and how do we acknowledge and respect these celebrations while creating new traditions omiting meat and animal products; ways in which PoC are left out of mainstream spaces, our food being colonized and sold as “authentic” by white vegans. 

(August 17, 2019)

Los Angeles: In collaboration with Food Empowerment Project, we cleaned Venice Beach for #FightfortheOcean Day! 

(August 31, 2019)

Dallas: Indigo Farm Sanctuary gave Veggie Mijas a tour and we had a graffiti style paint party! We toured the grounds, played with the animals and painted the pig & goat homes! 

(August 31, 2019)

Austin: First potluck hosted by Kat Lopez, got together to talk about how the Veggie Mijas chapter can look like in Austin and get to know one another!

(August 18, 2019)

Miami: Sunset Post-Hurricane Beach Clean Up! Miami also collected donations for Bahamas Relief efforts! 

(September 6, 2019)

Dallas: Lit Circle organized by Destiny, there was food from Rellenas and spoke about resilience and anxiety after reading Yesika's poems. 

(September 13, 2019)

Chicago: Sip and Swap Event with DJ Haus Arrest and Organized by Luisa.

(September 29, 2019)

Miami: Discussion of Video and Food Justice on Leah Penniman. Vegan Food provided by Naomi.

(October 12, 2019)

Dallas: Collaborating with @priyainprocess of @theintentiontable for a night of meditative eating; 2-hour guided eating meditation with insight into your own mindset, pattern, and level of awareness to foods, flavors, scents, and textures.

(October 19, 2019)

Chicago: Chiberia is around the corner and Veggie Mijas volunteered to help make cat shelters. Volunteers learned one way of making winter feral cat shelters using affordable and minimal material. Cat shelters will be donated to a Chicago based no-kill animal shelter or attendees can choose to take the shelters home for any neighborhood cats.

(October 27, 2019)

Austin: Fall Vegan Potluck to talk about the future of Austin's Veggie Mijas Chapter.

(November 2, 2019)

NYC: Veggie Mijas Fall Banquet, speakers Mireya Loza, NYU Professor spoke about Food Justice and powerful women behind the movement. Lorraine, author of Malcriada & Other Stories did a reading of her latest book. Catered by Kings and Fro, hosted at Cafe Erzulie.

(November 3, 2019)

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