ProVeg International to address Vegan Women Summit in Los Angeles


Food awareness organization, ProVeg International, will be speaking at this year’s Vegan Women Summit, which takes place in Los Angeles, California on Friday 8 April.

Lana Weidgenant, US-focused Campaigns and Policy Manager at ProVeg, will be a speaker on the event’s first panel discussion of the day, titled “The Climate Generation: How Gen Z Will Save The World”.

Lana will be joined on the panel by 15-year-old climate activist Genesis Butler, the founder of Youth Climate Save who is also a member of the brand new ProVeg Youth Board which was launched last month.

Hollywood actress Maggie Baird will also be on the panel, which will be hosted by Angela Yvonne, creator and host of Vegan Pop Eats. Towards the end of the day, a keynote interview will be conducted with another Hollywood actress, Alicia Silverstone.

“The Vegan Women Summit is a great opportunity to address climate action through a lens of food system transformation and women’s empowerment,” Lana said.

“I am very proud to be able to speak to such a distinguished audience of women changemakers,” she added

The Summit was created to foster a community of strong, ambitious rising leaders working to bring compassion to their careers. The event is supported by leading CEOs, founders, investors, athletes and nonprofit leaders from around the world.

More about Lana and Genesis

As well as working for ProVeg, Lana has served as the Youth Vice Chair of Shifting to Sustainable Consumption Patterns for the 2021 United Nations Food Systems Summit. 

Lana also coordinates food systems policy for Zero Hour, an international climate justice organization led by youth. A native of Brazil, she recently graduated from Johns Hopkins University in the United States.

Genesis is a 15-year-old Afro-Indigenous activist who focuses on animal welfare, climate, and environmental advocacy. 

Genesis is the founder of Youth Climate Save, a global youth-climate organization dedicated to raising awareness about the link between climate change and animal agriculture. She joined the ProVeg Youth Board in late March and will be supporting the organization in its UN advocacy work. 



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About ProVeg International

ProVeg is an international food awareness organization working to transform the global food system by replacing conventional animal-based products with plant-based and cultured alternatives.

ProVeg works with international decision-making bodies, governments, food producers, investors, the media, and the general public to help the world transition to a society and economy that are less dependent on animal agriculture and more sustainable for humans, animals, and our planet.

ProVeg has permanent-observer status with the UNFCCC, is accredited for UNEA, and has received the United Nations’ Momentum for Change Award.

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