Major Hip Hop, health and wellness expo to take place in Seattle, Mar 6

Major Hip Hop, health and wellness expo to take place in Seattle

Friday, March 6, 2020
10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, PT, for students and families
4:30 PM to 8:00 PM, PT, for general public
Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – Hip Hop Is Green (HHIG), announces the first-ever Hip Hop is Green Health & Wellness eXpo Friday, March 6th, at the Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm. There will be three sessions; the first two will be for students and families. The general public is welcome to the third session from 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm.

The event will feature healthy plant-based cooking demos by local and national chefs, food sampling by local restaurants and brands, free health screenings, speakers, Hip Hop performers, a women’s plant-based fitness showcase, and Trap Vinyasa ™ yoga fitness class.

Highlights at the eXpo include Queen Afua who is a world-renowned Holistic Healer and Author of five bestselling books including Sacred Woman, Heal Thyself For Health and Longevity and the soon to be released Planet Heal. A cooking demo from award-winning author and chef, Bryant Terry. Appearance by Sa Roc, one of the top Hip Hop artists in the country. Special guest speaker, 12-year-old Genesis Butler, an accomplished TEDx speaker and Marvel’s latest SuperHero. “I am so excited to attend and speak at the Hip Hop is Green Expo. I’m going to be talking about all the benefits of plant -based eating and also why it’s important to help animals. I’m also looking forward to meeting other activists from all over the country” says Genesis.

Hip Hop is Green’s National chef, Ariel Bangs, will curate the food program with assistance from the HHIG youth culinary students and volunteers. Production assistance from the Al Parisi from the Parisi Group as well as Scott James from the Now Device with coordination from our team of volunteers.

Over 1,000 local school students and families will be in attendance. The event is supported by the City of Seattle Human Resources, the Department of Neighborhoods, the Seattle Foundation, Miyoko’s Cheese, Quorn, Food Circle, Seattle Housing Authority, Follow Your Heart, the Seattle Sounders RAVE Foundation, NARN (Northwest Animal Rights Network) and many others. If you would like to attend or volunteer at the eXpo, register at Tickets are free.

Founded in Seattle in 2009, Hip Hop Is Green is a national organization that has been a leader in the plant-based Hip Hop movement. To date, HHIG has served more than 8,000 plant-based meals to youth and families. Black and Latinx communities – the same communities that invented Hip Hop culture – carry the most significant risks when it comes to diet-related diseases. HHIG is on a mission to change that. In 2017, HHIG was one of five organizations in the nation to be nominated for Michelle Obama’s “Catalyst for Change”award. We are pioneers in this new Green Age of Hip Hop and we make being healthy cool to young people.

Event participants are available for interviews before and during the event. Requests for interviews are directed to Keith Tucker at Hip Hop Is Green. Contact or call the press office at 323-362-6545. Members of the working press are required to register in advance in order to be credentialed at the event.

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