A chef prepares a vegan dish at a Vegan Soulfest demo table. Photo courtesy of Vegan Soulfest.

Later this month, CLLCTIVLY will host We Give Black Fest, a celebration of culture, social change, and uplifting Baltimore’s Black-led organizations through fundraising and community. 

The Baltimore social change organization has partnered with the seventh annual Vegan Soulfest to put on two events in one place to celebrate National Black Business Month and National Black Philanthropy Month. 

The three-day “We Give Black Fest” will be held Aug. 19-21 at West Covington Park — the same dates and location as Vegan Soulfest.

We Give Black Fest “centers on community impact, where attendees will support initiatives that uplift and benefit Black-led nonprofits, philanthropy efforts, and plant-forward veganism.”

The festival combines several of CLLCTIVLY’s signature programs, including CLLCTIVGIVE, a 48-hour campaign to support the efforts and give back to local Black-led non-profit organizations for social change. 

There will also be a Black Business Quest, a playful scavenger hunt that allows participants to support Black-owned businesses while racking up points for a chance to win prizes. The hunt includes visiting businesses, taking photos with specific landmarks, sharing on social media, answering trivia questions, and more.

The Changemaker Awards will honor and recognize organizations and individuals who are actively creating change throughout Baltimore for the better. 

“CLLCTVLY’s mission is to provide Black-led social change organizations and changemakers with a platform to increase their visibility, expand their impact, and foster deeper connections through community,” said founder Jamye Wooten in a statement. “We invite Baltimore to join us in supporting these boots-on-the-ground organizations dedicated to making change a reality in Baltimore and providing for the future of Black Baltimore.”

Festival attendees can explore over 40 vegan restaurants at the marketplace and enjoy a massage at the wellness space. There will be opportunities to listen to panel discussions with social impact and vegan experts, as well as learn recipes for plant-based dishes from chef demonstrations.

For more information visit and the schedule of events visit WeGiveBlack.com.

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Latrice Hill

Latrice Hill is a Baltimore native and Morgan State University graduate who loves all the great things this city has to offer. She worked with WMAR 2-News as an Assignment Desk Editor before she joined...