Celebrity chef, interfaith activist, and "Triple Bottom Line" business owner Amanda Saab to headline VEJ Earth Day Interfaith Prayer Breakfast in 2020
Celebrity chef, interfaith activist, and "Triple Bottom Line" business owner Amanda Saab will headline VEJ's Second Annual Interfaith Prayer Breakfast on Earth Day (April 22) 2020.
"Amanda walks the Earth justice talk and she's blazing trails for others to do the same," said VEJ executive director BT Irwin. "Her story and her wisdom will inspire everyone in the room on Earth Day 2020.
Saab first gained national fame as a contestant on Fox's Masterchef in 2015. She was the first contestant to wear the hijab--a traditional headscarf for Muslim women--on a primetime national cooking competition show. In 2017, Amanda and her husband, Hussein, started Dinner With Your Muslim Neighbor to help non-Muslims build familiarity, friendships, and understanding with their Muslim neighbors. In 2018, she opened Butter Bear Shop, a "Triple Bottom Line" business in Livonia, Michigan.
Last year, VEJ hosted its first Interfaith Prayer Breakfast on the National Day of Prayer (May 2) because Earth Day (April 22) fell on the day after Easter. This year, the event will move to Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, which is also the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day in 1972. Details such as location and ticket prices will be announced in January 2020.