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Tags: agribusiness, anarchist, carytown, collective, food, food bank, food politics, food safety, genetically modified foods, gmo, march against monsanto, monsanto, protest, protests, renw richmond, Richmond, RVA, seed bank, seed sharing, seeds, Wingnut
Update:(****Start Location Change*****)
March Against Monsanto: Richmond
In solidarity with ‘consumers’ across the WORLD,
Richmond citizens are going to March Against Monsanto.
On Saturday May 25th at 2pm, citizens of Metro Richmond will be peaceably assembling in the area of Carytown, Richmond, on the sidewalks of Thompson and Floyd Ave near the Post Office.
March Against Monsanto: Richmond
May 25th 2-4pm
We will Get there around 1:30 and start at 2pm. The march will start Promptly at 2:15pm!!!! Don’t be late!!!
*****MAP WILL FOLLOW*****
Corner of Thompson and Floyd Ave-
Carytown, Richmond, VA
•To protest the Monsanto Corporation, Big Agribusiness, and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s).
•To Express outright condemnation of recent unlawful, immoral and unjust laws (H.R. 933: Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013- Farmer Assurance Provision, Section 735), allowing Monsanto and other agribusiness giants to promote and plant Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and genetically engineered (GE) seeds while being free from litigation that might prove their products unsafe for human consumption.
• Exercising our freedom of choice, WE demand products containing GMO’s to be labeled
•Until that time, WE call for the immediate Expulsion of all GMO Foods from Metro Richmond, VA!
This nonviolent rally will focus on spreading awareness of Monsanto and corporate agriculture and the harmful effects of GMO seeds on our environment, organic farmers/farms, and our bodies. Participants will be providing information on Monsanto’s corporate crimes against humanity and attacks on our freedom of food choice as well as healthy food alternatives in the Richmond Area (farmers’ markets, Community Supported Agriculture, Seed sharing, organic options, gardens and urban agriculture).
Tags: anarchist, FNB, Food Not Bombs, living wage, May Day, Monroe Park, protest, radical, rally, Richmond, RVA FNB, solidarity, VCU, worker's rights
Much of the prep work will take place before the cooking period; don’t be alarmed by the short period of time.
Food Not Bombs is making rice, chili, and green salad to serve after the VCU Living Wage Campaign’s May Day rally for a living wage. The cooking will take place at Kat McNeal’s house, near the Lombardy Kroger. If you become lost, call Kat at 703-859-0393.
We need extra hands primarily for loading the vehicles, some vehicles to load, and some people who feel comfortable lifting heavy pots of hot food. We will serve at 1pm, at Monroe Park.
We also need a volunteer to print handbills for FNB, to provide to diners who may not have heard of us.
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: a v norrell, babies on the dump, city hall, election, environmental racism, landfill, norrell, protest, public hearing, public school, racism, Richmond, richmond public schools, RPS, RVA, school board, Virginia
Here are 3 videos from the protest on 9/4/12 at the Richmond School Board meeting over the decision to re-open Norrell Elementary school in Barton Heights
This first is just a short clip of some of the protesters before the meetings.<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/49290245″>Norrell Elementary Protest 9/4/12</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/wingnutrva”>WingnutAnarchistCollective</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
These next two are of the public comments period at the beginning of the meetings, when folks spoke out against Norrell – after the break: (more…)
Tags: activism, activist, barton heights, elementary, environmental racism, equality, head start, justice, landfill, norrell, Northside, parents for life, parents for life 2012, picket, preschool, protest, public schools, racism, Richmond, richmond city, RVA, school board, vigil
Parents For Life_2012 invites you to join us for the Preschoolers First Day of Class Vigil at Norrell Elementary School. Norrell Elementary School was closed in 2006 because there were environmental concerns about the site, which was built on an old city landfill.
On facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/events/466670310021143/
Parents for Life_2012 believe that the health and welfare of the city’s children should be the primary concern of the Richmond City School Board. We are committed to remain vigilant in our demand for an excellent learning environment for our most
While we wish to express our outrage at the school board’s decision, we do not want to frighten the children nor do we want to interrupt nor interfere with the normal operation of the school.
We, therefore want everyone attending this vigil to be respectful of students and staff. We ask that this be a quiet vigil and that no one yell at school personnel nor enter the school grounds. We are to remain on the sidewalks.
Representatives of Parents For Life_2012 will be present in shifts starting at 7:30 AM until 4:00 PM on Monday Sept 10.
Please join us during the times listed below as you are able.
Shifts will run:
7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Tags: activism, activist, alan furs, animal liberation, Animal rights, animal welfare, circus, ecofeminism, feminism, fur, low income, luke pettway, peta, potluck, protest, radical, richmond animal rights, RVA, vegan, vegetarian, Virginia, vivisection, Wingnut, wingnut anarchist collective
Everyone is welcome to attend this event and make sure to bring some friends as well. There will also be a potluck afterwards, please try to bring something that is vegan to share so that we have enough food for everyone.
For more information or questions, please email luke.pettway (at) gmail.com