The Black Vegetarian Society of Texas (BVSTX) presents Meatout 2016 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 19, at the DeSoto Civic Center, with keynote speaker vegan NFL defensive lineman David Carter, presenting The Benefits of a Vegan Diet on Men’s Health. Other speakers include Ayinde Howell, author of The Lusty Vegan cookbook and celebrity executive chef; and Isis Brantley, a local activist, pioneer and master natural hair stylist.
There will also be cooking and fitness demonstrations, food sampling, health screenings, cruelty-free exhibitors, children’s activities and giveaways. Meatout is presented in connection with national Great American Meatout, now the world’s largest and oldest annual grassroots healthy eating lifestyle campaign.
Admission is free. Location: 211 E. Pleasant Run, DeSoto. For more information, visit bvstx.org.