Two events will combine a sustainable Black feminist approach to wellness, yoga, and food.  

“Sustainability and the Soul” will be February 26 with two virtual classes via Zoom. The events will feature Afya Ibomu, author of The Vegan Soulfood Guide to the Galaxy, and alumna Radiance Campbell

8 a.m. CST – Yoga Session 
Radiance Campbell ’20 will lead this virtual yoga lesson.  

Campbell is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher, trained in asana, meditation, pranayama, and yoga therapy. A Lincoln Laureate and Bone Scholar from Illinois State University, during her time at Illinois State, Campbell advocated for culturally relevant courses. A captain in the Gamma Phi Circus, she created an exhibit that explored performers of color in U.S. circuses. 

The first 100 ISU participants who register to pick up a yoga mat via eventbrite will be able to pick up their free mat before the event. Pickup of yoga mats will take place from 2-6 p.m. February 24 and from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. February 25 at Stevenson Hall on the Illinois State University campus. 

6 p.m. CST – Cooking Class  
Afya Ibomu will host a virtual vegan cooking class. 

Ibomu is a certified holistic health counselor, AADP, and has been a vegetarian since 1990. She previously owned and operated a vegan catering business in Brooklyn, New York, and served as Erykah Badu’s nutritionist on tour. Her fourth book, The Vegan Remix, was named one of the best vegan cookbooks of the year by Vegetarian Times Magazine.

The first 100 ISU participants who register to pick up a vegan ingredient kit via eventbrite will be able to pick up their free kit before the event. Pickup of ingredient kits will take place from 2-6 p.m. February 24 and from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. February 25 at Stevenson Hall on the Illinois State University campus. 

Participants can choose to attend one or both of the events and must indicate separately if they would like a free yoga mat and/or ingredient box. Register here.

To receive a vegan ingredient kit and/or yoga mat, participants must choose the correct ticket/s for these on eventbrite in addition to registering for the Zoom events. Participants will sign up for pickup time slots during registration.   

Zoom information will be sent closer to the event date. 

Sponsored by Illinois State University’s Office of Sustainability, the event is open to all members of the ISU community including graduate students, employees, non-tenure track faculty, tenure-track faculty, administrative and professional staff, and undergraduate students. 

For additional information, contact the Office of Sustainability.  

The event is organized by Teigha Van, Shawna Sheperd, and Faith Borland, graduate students from the Department of English, with the support of Dr. Ela Przybylo and students from Fall 2020’s English 460 class on “Apocalyptic Feminisms.”