30 March 2012

Proud to be veg: First annual Chicago veggie pride parade set for June

This June 2 marks a very special day in the lives of Midwest Vegans and Vegetarians. It is the day that the Veggie Pride Parade will be coming to Chicago for the first time.

The goal of the parade is “Celebrating the Vegan/Vegetarian Lifestyle!” featuring guest speakers, a costume contest, and tons of fun. The Chicago Veggie Pride Parade (CVPP) will be a wonderful all-encompassing event to support local vegans and vegetarians, as well as to raise awareness in the general public about the benefits of a plant-based diet. The parade will be held in Grant Park from 12pm to 3pm.

The organizers (ChicagoVeg as well a number of local Vegans and animal rights activists-including yours truely) welcome all vegans, vegetarians, and any supporters of a plant-based diet in the greater Chicago area (and in the entire Midwest) who would like to give or receive support in their choices, whether they are based on Ethical, Environmental, Health or Spiritual reasons. The mission of the parade is to unify the voices of everyone who sees an advantage to a plant-based diet and wishes to share and promote it -- for the sake of the animals, environment, or our personal health/health of our loved ones. This unified voice will help to make a stronger impact on promoting a plant-based diet and will bring public attention to the global importance of our food choices. Let us all unite and inspire others to join us!

The Veggie Pride Parade has been held annually in Paris since 2001, but later has also been emulated in other cities around the world.

Please join us for the very first Chicago Veggie Pride Parade and we look forward to seeing you June 2, 2012 in Grant Park.

Let the Veg Revolution Begin!

For volunteering/sponsorship opportunities or for general information please visit www.VeggiePride.com/Chicago.

Leolin López | Blog
Illinois Leolin is a vegan, mother, wife, writer, vloger, and a cupcake connoisseur. Leolin became vegetarian in 2007 after watching MeetyourMeat.com and then vegan in 2009 after spending the summer at the Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, New York, caring for rescued farm animals. Leolin started her blog CrunchyandHappy in January 2011. In her blog she discusses and explores the vegan lifestyle through stories of parenting, beauty, animals, nutrition, and food. She also vlogs on YouTube sharing reviews, hauls, and tutorials of vegan beauty products as well as sharing her experiences as a vegan.

Photo credit: Veggie Pride Chicago