Posts Tagged ‘Monroe Park’
Tags: anarchist, anti-war, baldeep singh pooni, Eris Morna, FNB, food is a right not a privilege, Food Not Bombs, free food, Mo Karnage, Monroe Park, Owsi MacFearcher, peace, protest, radical, Richmond, solidarity not charity, vegan, vegetarian, Wingnut, wingnut anarchist collective
A documentary recently completed by Baldeep on Richmond Food Not Bombs.
Please watch and share!
We are always looking for more organizers, more political events, more donations, more fundraisers, etc.
Tags: activism, activist, anarchist, FNB, food, Food Not Bombs, food politics, free food, homeless, Monroe Park, peace, protest, RVA, RVA FNB, vegetarian, Wingnut
We’d like everyone, but especially interested folks who have never been before, to join us Sunday the 20th for our first Greeting Day!
Have you heard about Richmond Food Not Bombs, but been unsure about approaching a group of strangers in an unfamiliar setting? Not sure what food access justice means? Do you have questions about the politics, history, or process of RVA Food Not Bombs?
Food Not Bombs is a loose worldwide conglomeration of local food justice organizations, who believe that food is a right and the conditions of poverty are a kind of structural violence. Richmond Food Not Bombs has been in operation for eighteen years, serving a vegan meal that is free to all and prepared from donations and food that would otherwise go to waste, on Sunday evenings in Monroe Park. RVA FNB has only ever missed two servings in their entire near-twenty-year history. Currently, we cook out of a collective in Barton Heights, from 12:30-3:45pm, and eat in Monroe Park from 4-5pm, on Sundays.
Members are always available to greet newcomers and answer questions at the regular Sunday cooking, eating, and cleanup- and anyone is welcome to attend any Sunday- but we’ve decided to begin a tradition of monthly Greeting Sundays, where a specific member volunteers to act as the greeter and guide for any newcomers. There will be nametags, literature, and a member available specifically to address your questions and explain the process, from grocery pickups all the way through to cleanup.
This week’s greeter will be Kat. If you have questions or concerns prior to Sunday, you can contact her at email@example.com, or through Facebook. You don’t need to show up right at 12:30, as this is an informal event. Feel free to come to the specified address from 12:30-3:30pm, and to the corner of Main and Belvidere at Monroe Park from 4-4:45pm. 2005 Barton Avenue!
There will be dogs at the cooking site, which is not wheelchair accessible, and lacks central heat, so dress warmly. Kids are welcome, provided they are supervised. Here is more information regarding accessibility and allergies: http://wingnutrva.org/2012/12/15/accessibilityallergies-at-the-wingnut/ .
Greeting Days will be held on the 3rd Sunday of each month. If you miss this one, there will be more!
Tags: activism, consensus, FNB, food is a right, Food Not Bombs, Monroe Park, not a privilege, radical, Richmond, RVA, vegan, vegetarian
Richmond Food Not Bombs will be holding a monthly organizational meeting on Sunday Dec. 2nd at 1pm.
Please come out if you are/want to be invilved with Richmond Food Not Bombs!
Potential Agenda Items include:
The meetings are held at the cooking space, at 2005 Barton Avenue Richmond, VA 23222
Tags: active rva, activism, anarchism, can drive, FNB, Food Not Bombs, free food, gender and sexuality studies, gsex, Monroe Park, radical, RVA, VCU, vegan, wingnut anarchist collective
RVA Food Not Bombs October 2012 Can Drive
Food Not Bombs is calling for canned vegan vegetables to replenish their pantry. The drive lasts from today until Halloween.
There are three dropoff locations for canned goods, for now:
1. The Wingnut Anarchist Collective, at 2005 Barton Avenue. Leave the cans in the provided container on the stairs. This location is not wheelchair/mobility accessible.
2. Crenshaw House, at 919 West Franklin Street. There is a box immediately inside the door, clearly marked with a bright gold poster with an arrow. This location is also not wheelchair/mobility accessible. (The GSEX team, who helped get this lined up, has a Tumblr here.)
3. The VCU Office of Multiculturalism and Student Affairs, on the second floor of the Monroe Park VCU Student Commons. The box is bright red and marked with a poster, and immediately inside the office. The office itself is also marked with a bright gold poster, designating the spot a dropoff location. This location IS wheelchair/mobility accessible, by elevator.
If you know of another place that might be open to hosting a donation box, please message this Tumblr- especially if the location is further from VCU campus, and/or accessible.
Some good canned items to donate are: black, kidney, white, and pinto beans, tomatoes, peaches, corn, and tomato sauce. Every meal is vegan, so please check labels (especially for seasoned beans) to make sure there’s no meat, dairy, or egg products in the cans.
While Food Not Bombs prepares the bulk of each meal from fresh foods that grocery stores would otherwise throw away, sometimes non-perishable items are needed to augment the meal- and sometimes, a pickup is small or doesn’t come through. Food Not Bombs can also be called upon to cater for events; for example, FNB has catered the Virginia People’s Assembly, rePHRAME meetings, and IWW events.
Food Not Bombs cooks every Sunday at 12:30pm at the Wingnut Anarchist Collective (2005 Barton Avenue), and eats at 4:00pm in Monroe Park, at the intersection of Main and Belvidere streets. Everyone is welcome for either or both.
Tags: anarchist, Eris Morna, Izzy Idgaf, may 1st, May Day, may day parade, may day rva, Mo Karn, Monroe Park, Owsi MacFearcher, Wingnut, wingnut anarchist collective
The May Day Parade this year was a success, involving the longest route yet, and no police harassment or arrests.
We took the whole street up Main street, up Harrison street, and down Broad Street from Harrison to 6th. There were impressive contingents of queer bees, and a focus on immigration as well.
Thanks to the All Saints Puppets, the speakers, bike marshalls, and legal observers for helping to make the parade a success.
There are TONS of pictures from the event, so we are just going to post a few of us. Here are some pictures of the Wingnuts and our fancy banner during the festivities:
Tags: anarchism, anarchist, anarchist film, anarchy, cameron, collective living, dave thompson, ethan silverstein, Food Not Bombs, jeremy hawthorne, Mo Karn, Monroe Park, monroe park occupation, ozzy, radical, Richmond, RVA, The Wingnut, Virginia, Wingnut, wingnut anarchist collective
“A small portrait of the Richmond, Va based Wingnut Anarchist Collective between February and August of 2011″ by Ethan Silverstein of Boston, MA.
Check out this movie our friend put a lot of work into! Keep in mind that not everyone in this film is still a Wingnut resident, or necessarily supportive of all Wingnut projects. Clearly a 20 minute film can’t capture the complexities of our lives. Things aren’t always sunshine and roses. But we hope that everyone in this movie is doing awesome anarchist things and having a great time doing them!
Tags: FNB, Food Not Bombs, food not bombs potluck, May Day, may day events, may day parade, may day rva, Monroe Park, potluck
Join Food Not Bombs for a Celebratory May Day Potluck in the Park!
Sunday April 29th at 4pm
In Monroe park, at the corner of Main and Belvidere
Food Not Bombs will be serving a free vegan community meal, like we have done every Sunday at 4pm for the past 18 years. We are inviting the community to come and bring vegan dishes and beverages to share, and turn this day into a potluck event to celebrate worker’s rights.
May Day (May 1st) is International Worker’s Day. There will be many events in Richmond over the weekend leading up to Tuesday May 1st. There will be information on those events available at the potluck.
Possible additional activities in Monroe Park after the potluck TBA!
Rain or shine, the food tastes fine!
Tags: anarchist, anarchy, Food Not Bombs, grocery distribution, Monroe Park, monroe park food not bombs, radical, Richmond, Richmond Food Not Bombs, RVA FNB, sbh fnb, Wingnut, wingnut anarchist collective
We are announcing a new program in Richmond- Southern Barton Heights Food Not Bombs.
Southern Barton Heights Food Not Bombs is a grocery distribution, not a prepared meal. The model of a Food Not Bombs as just a grocery distribution is one used in many other cities, including Salt Lake City.
We will put out produce on Monday mornings at 7am on the brick wall in front of the Wingnut Anarchist Collective at 2005 Barton Avenue. Any food left at the end of the day will be disposed of.
You are welcome to come get produce to use, please me mindful of leaving some for others as well.
Don’t forget, Richmond still has Monroe Park Food Not Bombs (over 18 years strong), which serves a free vegan meal in Monroe park on Sundays at 4pm, followed by a grocery distribution. If you want to help cook or clean, come out on Sundays at 12:30pm to 2005 Barton Avenue.
Anyone interested in helping with the Southern Barton Heights Food Not Bombs is welcome to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804 303 5449
Tags: consensus, FNB, Food Not Bombs, Monroe Park, Richmond, Richmond Food Not Bombs, RVA FNB