Session Track: Community Day Programming

The only event bringing the plant-based movement to a mainstream audience.

June 7–8, 2019  •  Jacob K. Javits Convention Center  •  New York City

Session Track: Community Day Programming

Saturday, June 8, is Community Day at PBW!


Do you want to live longer, feel better and help create a healthier planet for your children and future generations? Are you interested in being a part of creating a more just and humane food system? Have friends and family peaked your interest in learning more about a plant-based lifestyle?

Plant Based World welcomes the general public for Community Day on June 8, where you will:

  • Discover the latest plant-based foods, products and services
  • Attend keynote speeches from well-known experts in the plant-based lifestyle
  • Have the opportunity to attend educational sessions for a more in-depth understanding of the benefits
  • Learn how to thrive on a plant-based lifestyle or simply receive tips to get started
  • Meet others who share your passion for a healthier way of living
  • ...All under one roof!

The plant-based message is resonating with people around the globe — for their own health, for the sustainability of our planet and for the well-being of the animals who share our world. No matter what your reason is, plant-based lifestyles are changing the way we think about what we consume and how we interact with the world around us. Take advantage of the exciting opportunities and countless resources available at PBW!

The Community Day Sessions below are included with the Full Community Day Pass and the All Access Pass.

Community Day Programming
Saturday, June 8
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Hip Hop Is Green - Bringing Health and Wellness to Urban Communities

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Keith Tucker
Founder, Hip Hop Is Green

One of the biggest questions facing the plant-based movement is how urban communities can find education and access to healthier, more wholesome food options. Hip Hop Is Green - the official non-profit partner of PBW - is leading the way by authentically merging healthy living together with hip hop culture. In 2016, HHIG created the official “10th Element of Hip Hop”, which is health and wellness, making plant-based eating, sustainability and animal welfare staples of hip-hop culture. This panel will discuss the true challenges facing urban communities and food deserts with regards to accessing and affording plant-based foods and highlight the creative solutions that Hip Hop Is Green and its allies are organizing across the country.

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

What Our Kids Are Eating - A Discussion on School Food

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Eric Adams
Borough President, Brooklyn
Amie Hamlin
Executive Director, Coalition for Healthy School Food
Aashish Bhimani
, Real Food For Kids
Sharon Palmer
RD, Author, The Plant-Powered Dietitian

It is no secret that our kids should be eating more wholesome foods and less processed meats and animal products, but why then is this not reflected on the menus of our school cafeterias? Individuals around the country are working to bring awareness of healthier eating and more plant-based menus into school communities. Some take a more top-down approach, affecting policy and fighting for change on an administrative level, while others have established a more grass-roots effort, educating food service directors, parents, teachers and students and empowering them to add plant-based options which are more conducive to health, growth and learning. This diverse panel will showcase a variety of approaches with the intention of fostering deeper education and collaboration between all those who are working on this important issue.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Creating a Just and Humane Food System

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Gene Baur
Co-founder & President, Farm Sanctuary
Josh Balk
VP of Farm Animal Protection, The Humane Society of the United States
Pia Salk
PsyD, MA, Psychologist, Writer, Spokesperson, Animal Advocate
Aysha Akhtar
MD, MPH, Author
Neal Barnard
Founding President, Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine

The topic of whether we should eat animals is a widely debated issue. However, what we can all agree on is that we should create a more just, humane food system than what we have now. This panel will shine a light on the problems we’re currently facing to reach that goal and the solutions at hand to solve them. Join us in creating a dialogue on how we can work together and create a food system that we can all be proud to participate in.

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Whole Food Plant-Based Diet to Prevent and Reverse Chronic Illness (Presented by Forks Over Knives)

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Liz Turner
Editor In Chief, Forks Over Knives
Bobby Price
Author, Vegucation Over Medication

Countless scientific studies have now shown that a whole foods, plant-based diet is the only diet that is capable of preventing and even reversing the most common and deadly chronic diseases that face the Western world. The idea of switching to a more wholesome diet can be intimidating for some, particularly those who have grown accustomed to the standard American way of eating. This panel will communicate the benefits that a whole food, plant-based diet has to offer while also offering tips and strategies to implement it in your life without adding hassle to your day or sacrificing the enjoyment of food that we all love. 

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Plant-Based for Athletic Performance

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Milton Mills
MD, Rethinking Food
Nimai Delgado
Founder, Vegan Fitness
Marco Borges
Founder & Author, 22 Days Nutrition & The Greenprint

For generations we have been fed the myth that animal product consumption is an essential part of a high-performance athletic diet. Today, world-class athletes across all spectrums are shedding light on this misconception and speaking out about the benefits of a plant-based diet for strength, endurance, recovery and longevity. This panel will survey athletes who are at the top of their field and share success stories of how they switched to plant-based and are never going back!

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