First-Ever Musical Meatless Monday Event in Baltimore a Great Success

May 29th, 2017


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Credit: Nellaware Photography 

The Black Vegetarian Society of Maryland (BVSM) hosted the first-ever Musical Meatless Monday event in Baltimore at Northwestern High School on Monday, May 1st. The mission of the evening was to expose people to the global Meatless Monday movement in a relaxed and entertaining environment where they could enjoy a meatless meal and learn about the benefits of plant-based eating.

“Our goal is for people to connect with their inner compassion, their soul, when eating and to understand the important decisions they are making when choosing the foods they eat,” said Naijha Wright-Brown, executive director of BVSMD and host of the evening.

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Alicia Carter (right), Operations and Event Specialist at Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future,
presents Mayor’s certificate of recognition for Musical Meatless Monday to Naijha Wright-Brown,
organizer of the musical. Credit: Nellaware Photography 

The event received a Certificate of Recognition from the City of Baltimore’s Mayor, Catherine Pugh, and exceeded expectations in terms of number of attendees and receptiveness of the plant-based meal and product samples.

Two-hundred-fifty guests enjoyed a delicious plant-centered dinner including brussel sprouts, asparagus, brown rice, quinoa, collards, kidney beans and two versions of kale salad. Musical Meatless Monday entertainment featured special guest eco-hip hop artist and vegan raw food chef, DJ Cavem. DJ 5Starr, the students of Northwestern High School, local artist and soulful songstress, Mova Kween rounded out the festivities.

Guests heard firsthand about Meatless Monday and plant-based eating from speakers representing Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, City Weeds, and the Humane Society of the United States. With the rousing success of the event, the Black Vegetarian Society of Maryland is planning another bash for later this year. Stay tuned to find out more!

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Credit: Nellaware Photography