Food Not Bombs Founder To Visit…

March 15, 2012 admin Working Group NotesComments Off

KEITH McHENRY, Food Not Bombs co-founder
Sunday, March 25, 2012
India Joze Restaurant – 418 Front Street, Santa Cruz at 4:00 PM

Presentation is Free and Open to All!

Contributions for locally indicted legal defendants (River St Eleven — political prosecutions) and food justice activities welcome

Sharing the campaign to end the criminalization of poverty,
and how you can participate in the global protest movement against economic austerity!

An inspiring, lively presentation by Food Not Bombs co-founder Keith McHenry and video about the FNB movement in Africa.

McHenry ~ “Most people would elect to end hunger and poverty but many of the people running for office have another agenda, cutting social services while transferring our tax dollars to wealthy military contractors and their corporate friends. While elected officials cut social services likeunemployment insurance, food stamps, education, health care and other basic necessities, they pass laws against the poor and evict the occupations seeking to defend the 99%.

“Food Not Bombs is responding to this crisis by recovering, preparing and sharing vegan meals and groceries with the hungry in nearly 1,000 communities. This presentation will inspire you and your friends to join the Food Not Bombs movement and help our dedicated volunteers organize, implement and feed the global
campaign to end hunger and poverty.”

Copies of Keith’s new book “Hungry for Peace”, as well as local grassroots, alternative and Occupy literature and information will be available at this event.

Local Food Not Bombs cooks and justice advocates will be there to share local news and introduce emerging Food and Justice Coalition of Santa Cruz’s vision.

News about the River Street Eleven’s political prosecutions, too. Santa Cruz County District Attorney has indicted local and grassroots media people, and Occupy participants, for alleged felonies in response to a bank building take-over they merely witnessed. Learn about their legal support and needs.

The event is presented by Food Not Bombs international and Occupy Santa Cruz food justice working group.

Cosponsors and supporters include: United Nations Association, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Food Not Bombs Santa Cruz, local chapter American Civil Liberties Union, Homeless Persons Legal Assistance Project, Resource Center for Nonviolence, local Move On, and Homeless United for Friendship and Freedom. (and YOU! ~~ call if you can help out!)

Very special appetizers and drinks at India Joze Restaurant, with surprises, following McHenry presentation. Donations requested between $5 and $15 for those who can, no one turned away for lack of funds.