Food not bombs is bottomlining a cookout after the May day parade this year. But we could really use help from community organizations. We have compiled a list of food items we hope other groups can bring out. We also are encouraging you to bring signs, banners, literature, and friends! The plan for the day (Thuraday May 1) is as follows:
2 – meet at Abner Clay Park in Jackson ward
2:30 – Leave park and start the parade led by All Saints Theater.
3:30-4 arrive in Monroe Park for a potluck cookout and rally. There will also hopefully be bands and various organizations tabling and periodic speakers. We plan to hang out until dark or everyone gets full and tired.
We are organizing May Day in solidarity with Fast Food Workers fighting for $15 and more rights, the struggle against a Shockoe Stadium, and the struggle against the privatization of Monroe Park.
We are focusing May day on Monroe Park this year because since City Council leased the park to a private organization last week we are very concerned about it’s future and potentially threats to Food Not Bombs’ 20+ year legacy in the park, free speech and protests in the park, and the many low income and homeless people who use the park regularly.
Here is a list of food items we think would go well with the cookout potluck. But feel free to improvise or bring a personal favorite to share. If you can, drop us a line so we know what you are bringing! We plan on having veggie dogs and popsicles and water coolers as a bare minimum.
We could also use several charcoal grills if you can bring one let us know!!!
Ideas to bring:
- Drink mixes
- Meat for grilling
- Hot dog buns
- Corn on the cob
- baked beans- vegetarian
- potato salad
- salads, coleslaw
- veggie burgers/ burgers???
Please share this information with members of your organization and other organizations. We would love to see a huge turnout so we can stake our claim on the streets and parks of Richmond, and enjoy eachothers company as we celebrate the legacy of Worker’s Rights and Organizing!