July 26, 2018
1303 Northeast 45th Street
Seattle, WA 98105-4502
July 26, 2018
Event at 8:00 pm
GA Seating - first come, first seated
All Ages / Bar with I.D.
This film showcase - and the Styles P concert at Neumos on July 27th - are fundraiser events for Hip Hop is Green. Over the last 9 years Hip Hop is Green has created a healthy living movement that has generated a buzz through events produced around the country. To date, they have served more than 5,000 plant based meals to youth and families to battle sickness and disease at Hip Hop Green Dinners. Help continue their important work by donating today: http://poagp.com/donate/.
STG & Hip Hop Is Green Present The Invisible Vegan at The Neptune on Thursday, July 26, 2018 as part of STG's free Nights at the Neptune series!
This documentary offers both historical and contemporary perspectives on the dietary trends among African-Americans, showing how intertwined histories of slavery, twentieth-century socioeconomic inequalities, and the rise of Big Food have led to the increased consumption and dependence of meat, processed junk, and fast food. Starring Jasmine Leyva, Cedric the Entertainer, John Salley, Stic of Dead Prez and Tracye McQuirter.
Jasmine Leyva, filmmaker, actress, and vegan advocate, was born in D.C., and is currently based in Los Angeles. She's worked as associate producer on the NAACP winning docuseries entitled Unsung and written and produced for Being, a docuseries highlighting dynamic entertainers in film and music.
She went on to star in commercials and print ads for major brands like Nissan, Sony, Apple, Uber, American Express, Diesel, Black People Meet, Credit Sesame, Michelle Watches, Elle magazine and more. She also starred in the Lifetime show, My Crazy Ex, and starred in her first indie film in 2017.
Jasmine and her fiancé, Kenny Leyva, produced their own feature length documentary, The Invisible Vegan, a film that chronicles Jasmine’s personal experience with plant-based eating. The film also explains how plant-based eating is directly linked to African roots and how African-American eating habits have been debased by a chain of oppression stemming from slavery, economics and modern agribusiness. Not to sound pedestrian, but the sky is the limit and her evolution will be televised!
Keith Tucker - Founder & Executive Director, Hip Hop is Green
Keith Tucker has been a committed community activist and businessman for over 20 years. He has worked hundreds of businesses, youth groups and community organizations throughout the years. He has worked with many icons in the entertainment business as a promoter, activist and culture builder. He spearheaded protests against the stereotyping of Hip Hop artists and mentored many youth over the years.
He is an ambassador of Hip Hop culture and in 2015 he produced the first vegan Hip Hop event at the White house and has received many awards such as the Martin Luther King County Executives Award for Community service, the African American Achievement Award, the 2015 Jefferson Award and in 2017 he was one of 5 people in the Nation nominated for Michelle Obama's Partnership for a Healthier America Catalyst for change Impact award.
In 2008 Keith hosted his own radio show (the Keith Tucker Show) and subsequently embarked on a documentary film project entitled "Pursuit of a Green Planet" where he learned to live his life as a vegan. On his first research trip he visited the Seattle Vegfest and tasted vegan food for the first time. This experience was the catalysts for him to start to serve free plant based meals to the youth in the community and bring Hip Hop performers to entertain and educate a new generation through the Hip Hop Green Dinners.
So in 2009 he held the first Hip Hop Green Dinner in history. Since then he has assembled the largest team of Hip Hop artist and educators in the world all with the goal of bringing health and wellness to youth and families around the country. In 2015 he was the architect of the Hip Hop is Green tour, first ever national plant based Hip Hop tour in history. In 2016, he produced the historic 10th Element of Hip Hop Health and Wellness tour and officially implemented “Health and Wellness” as the 10th element of Hip Hop Culture. And in 2017 he started more than 30 chapters of Hip Hop is Green around the world.
Special thanks to The Norcliffe Foundation for its ongoing support of Nights at The Neptune.