- Vegan Trademark
November 24, 2023
American Vegan Center
A 90-minute walking tour through Old City focusing on its vegetarian and vegan history, led by Vance Lehmkuhl. Attendees will see historic spots (most, unfortunately, lacking historical markers) tied to vegetarian pioneers such as Benjamin Lay, Ben Franklin, the Grimke sisters, Sylvester Graham, Bronson Alcott, Caroline Earle White, Peace Pilgrim, and Alfoncie Austin. Vegetarian advocacy officially launched in the U.S. in 1817 just one block from the American Vegan Center, and the story of that group along with others illustrates Philadelphia’s groundbreaking role in American veg history.
On this special Black Friday tour, we’ll also note how historical vegetarian movements have included a critique of capitalism.
The tour departs from the steps of the American Vegan Center at 17 N. 2nd Street at noon on Saturday, November 25th.
Students and those facing financial hardship are welcome to select the “Student” price.