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Meet the Plant Power to the People! Presenters

Afro-Vegan Society's "Plant Power to the People!" celebration of UN World Food Day is tomorrow, October 16th. We're hosting a free online event exploring approaches to addressing food insecurity and access to nutrient-rich plant foods in our communities. We've got an amazing line-up of plant-based medical professionals, health and wellness experts, and food justice activists presenting on virtual panels and cooking demos throughout the day! Keep reading to learn more about their work and how you can connect with them.

You can register for the event today HERE and read more about the presenters you'll have a chance to learn from below.

Dr. Judy Brangman, MD, is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician. Dr. Brangman obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree from Wake Forest School of Medicine and completed her Internal Medicine residency at East Carolina University/Vidant Hospital. She is also certified in Lifestyle Medicine by the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine and holds a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. Dr. Brangman is the CEO and founder of Newell Health, a lifestyle medicine practice, where she offers virtual consultations in addition to wellness programs. Dr. Brangman also works as a hospitalist in the Raleigh area. Dr. Brangman is known on social media as The Plant Based MD. Dr. Judy’s goal is to inspire others to be the best version of themselves inside and out so they can walk in their God given purpose. She believes that in order to fully live the life you were intended to live on this earth, you need to be in good health (physically, emotionally, and spiritually). She is originally from Bermuda and currently resides in Raleigh, NC.

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Dr. Qadira Huff is a Washington, DC native who has been mostly plant-based since birth. She is a Pediatrician and Lifestyle Medicine Physician who focuses on whole plant foods and uplifting daily regimens to promote healthy lifestyles for families. Dr. Qadira is a proud wife, mother, and founder of online educational platform Sprouting Wellness (