Yoga 4 a Good Hood

Yoga 4 a Good Hood will have a booth at the VegFest.  Y4AGH strives to be a place of healing, peace and acceptance in the community.

The leader, Imani, is a pastor at Reformation Lutheran Church and a yoga teacher.  She has noticed that yoga tends not to reach people of color or certain economic backgrounds.  It seems out of reach, out of touch, and they see little benefit to their lives.  She says,

I strongly believe that bringing Yoga For A Good Hood into the city of Rochester will begin to address the issues of brokenness, hardship, struggle, abuse and self degradation and people will find peace within instead of always seeking something outside of themselves.

Their yoga classes are free but they welcome donations.

Citizen Coalition for Wildlife and Environment

Welcome to Citizen Coalition for Wildlife and Environment, who will have a booth at the VegFest.  They’re based in Grand Island, NY, and we’re excited that they’re coming to provide information to people about how we can help animals that live free.  Check out their projects to see how you can help.

They’ll be bringing a gift basket to our raffle lineup – thanks!

Artisan Works

Thank you to Artisan Works for donating a framed Ramone Santiago print for our silent auction!

Did you know?  Artisan Works is:

  • Self-funded 501(c)3 not-for profit art space that exists without government aid
  • Exists within a 40,000 square foot renovated factory building
  • Supports regional artists through the art incubator program
  • Roughly 500,000 items in the collection
  • The owners are vegan!

You can visit Artisan Works’ collection for a tour, buy or lease art, host an event large or small in their enormous, eclectic building-of-many-rooms, or work with them to art-ify a sad, ugly space.

Asha Sanctuary

Have you visited Asha Sanctuary yet?  Asha will be visiting Rochester, when they attend the VegFest.  We can’t wait!

Asha Sanctuary is a nonprofit that rescues, rehabilitates and provides shelter to abused farmed animals in Newfane, NY.  You can follow along on their social media with what the nonhuman residents are doing.

Thanks, Asha, for donating a gift basket to our raffle!

Rochester People’s Climate Coalition

Welcome to RPCC, which will have a booth at VegFest!

The Rochester People’s Climate Coalition unites local organizations to address the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, transition to a clean energy economy, and prepare for the impacts of global warming.

RPCC makes a strong connection between diet and climate change.  We are excited that they’re coming!