30th Anniversary Food Not Bombs Presentation
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30TH ANNIVERSARY FOOD NOT BOMBS PRESENTATION DETAILS
30th Anniversary Food Not Bombs Presentation
Three Decades of Cooking for Peace
The "30th Anniversary of Food Not Bombs" Presentation is a great way to
inspire your friends and classmates to work for peace and social change.
Food Not Bombs cofounder, Keith McHenry shares the history of creative
direct action from the first "Bake Sale to Buy a B-1 Bomber" to the
"Battle Of Seattle", the organizing the food relief effort after
Hurricane Katrina, and the weekly sharing of free vegetarian meals in
over 1,000 cities around the world. Food Not Bombs pioneered a "do it
yourself" culture with the creation of Indymedia, Homes Not Jails squats,
Food Not Lawns community gardens, Bikes Not Bombs bicycle repair, the
Really Really Free Markets and unlicensed low-watt radio stations. Food
Not Bombs fed the protesters for 100 days during the Orange Revolution in
the Ukraine, started animal rescue shelters in 24 cities in Slovakia, won
the Danish Peace Award and has provided meals for Earth First! activists
in Australia, striking auto workers in Korea and at protests against the
economic collapse in Iceland. The global economic collapse, increase in
war, and the crisis of climate change is creating exciting innovations, and
popular support for the Food Not Bombs movement.
Keith's presentation has inspired students from Princeton, Oberlin,
Goucher,Ferris State College to San Diego City College, the University of
Calibar, Nigeria and the Autonomous University of Mexico City, to take
action. Keith co-wrote the book "Food Not Bombs - How to Feed The Hungry
and Build Community." He faced life in prison and spent over 500 days in
jail for his work with Food Not Bombs. Amnesty Internationl announced that
they would declare Keith a "Prisoner of Conscience" if he was convicted.
The Food Not Bombs presentation will inspire greater participation and
motivate your classmates and friends to join you in working for peace,
social justice and a sustainable future. Your student organization can
benefit from hosting one or more of the seven presentations offered by Food
Not Bombs cofounder Keith McHenry. Review the seven presentations below and
let us know which one you would like to host at your school.
Please contact Nyna at 575-776-3880, or firstname.lastname@example.org, to arrange
the presentation for this semester.
Some of the topics available for the presentation:
1. Three Decades of Cooking for Peace
The history, principles and current actions of Food Not Bombs. Keith helped
start Food Not Bombs in Boston in 1980, and has volunteered collecting
food, cooking vegan meals and sharing food with the hungry for three
decades. He has worked with Food Not Bombs chapters all over the world, and
will share his experience with your classmates, inspiring them to
participate in the work of your student organization. Many people report
that they started dedicating their lives to peace, social justice and the
protection of the earth and animals after participating with Food Not
Bombs. You can have huge impact on your campus by organizing the 30th
Anniversary Food Not Bombs Presentation at your school. You can unite all
the progressive clubs on campus and invite them to co- host this
presentation, or your club can bring in this powerful positive speaker on
it's own. Either way you can make a difference by organizing the 30th
Anniversary Food Not Bombs - Three Decades of Cooking for Peace
Presentation at your school.
2. Amnesty International Declares All Food Not Bombs Volunteers Prisoners
Learn how important your work with Amnesty International can be. Keith
McHenry faced 25 years to life in prison but Amnesty International
organized a campaign that lead to his freedom. Find out how the campaign
started, what Amnesty International did to determine if Food Not Bombs
qualified for assistance and learn about all the Food Not Bombs cases in
Asia and Central America where Amnesty International's work brought freedom
to the volunteers of Food Not Bombs. This is a great presentation for
inspiring student interest in the work of Amnesty International.
3. Food Not Bombs in Defense of the Environment
Food Not Bombs has been organizing and providing food and logistics for
climate change actions and protests against logging, mining, factory
farming, nuclear power and other toxic assaults on the earth. Find out how
Food Not Bombs has taken nonviolent direct action from promoting the
recovery of edible food, vegan eating to the growing of organic gardens and
defense of native people. Your environmental club will benefit from Keith's
presentation inspiring your classmates to join you in protecting the earth.
4. The Animals Not Bombs Presentation
Food Not Bombs has been on the forefront of defending the rights of
animals, teaching the community about the need to be vegan, and the pain
caused by factory farming, fur and experimentation. Food Not Bombs started
Animal Rescue Shelters, shares vegan burgers outside of McDonalds all over
the world on October 16th, and provides vegan meals, literature and
logistics in defense of animals since the group began in 1980. This
presentation will inspire your classmates to see the importance of
respecting our fellow animals, and learn about all the nonviolent actions
your club can take to support animal rights. Your club will have more
members and have a larger impact on campus.
5. Workshop on Nonviolent resistance
Based on the nonviolence training in preparation for direct actions. The
workshop is interactive, with role playing scenarios that your community
may be considering. Keith has been facilitating this workshop since 1978,
supporting a number of powerful campaigns of nonviolent direct action.
6. The Failure of Domestic Spying to stop Food Not Bombs
Thirty years of covert efforts by the U.S. government to disrupt Food Not
Bombs has failed to interfere with our progress, due to our dedication
to nonviolence, our non hierarchal decision making structure and focus on
the sharing of free vegetarian meals. Inclusion on the "terrorist watch
list", wiretapping, and infiltration may be an indication that authorities
fear the message of Food Not Bombs. All students of law as well as National
Lawyers Guild and ACLU clubs can benefit from the detail information
presented by Keith in this presentation.
7.Food Not Bombs Works to End World Hunger and Poverty
Food Not Bombs co-founder, Keith McHenry, has volunteered with Food Not
Bombs feeding the hungry for 30 years in communities all over the world.
This presentation is perfect for Hunger Awareness Week Program or as part
of your Oxfam dinner. Keith can share his experience organizing food relief
efforts after earthquakes and hurricanes like Katrina as well as his work
providing meals to the hungry on the streets of the United States to
Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe and Latin America. Your classmates will be
inspired to join your effort to end hunger and poverty.
8. The Consensus Workshop
The secret to Food Not Bombs' global impact is rooted in the decentralized
inclusive desisionmaking process of consensus. Keith has over 30 years
experience participating in meetings that use consensus. His workshop can
help inspire greater dedication by your members, and decisions that best
reflect the desires and goals of your group.
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