Archive for October, 2009

Food Security Roundtable & The Brooklyn Farmers Ball

October 22, 2009

THE BROOKLYN FARMERS BALL

Tuesday, October 27, 2009  7:00 pm – 12:00 am
Brooklyn Lyceum, 227 4th Avenue at President Street, Brooklyn, New York

Eat, drink, and celebrate Brooklyn’s Urban Agriculture and Food Justice Community with the Food Security Roundtable. All proceeds support the New York Delegation to the Growing Food and Justice Initiative gathering in Milwaukee, WI.

Tickets are $12-$25 at the door, and include a local, seasonal dinner and live music.

Featuring:
The Rude Mechanical Orchestra

Brooklyn’s Finest Radical Marching Band

Spanglish Fly
The only band in NYC recreating the sounds of El Barrio circa 1968: Latin soul and bugalu.

Apocalypse Five & Dime
A little bit brassy, a little bit folky

dancealisadance
Beautiful, soulful indy-folk music featuring piano and acoustic guitar

Organizations and individuals from throughout NYC are working together to send a delegation to the Growing Food and Justice Initiative gathering in Milwaukee at the end of October. This year GFJI is not just an event, it’s the beginning of a national coaliton dedicated to building leadership, growing food justice, dismantling racism, and empowering communities. The New York delegation and their northeastern colleagues will be in attendance in Milwaukee this year learning how to bring that movement home. The delegation is a diverse collection of folks ranging from organizers with Mothers On the Move in the South Bronx to Just Food staff and volunteers working for (you guessed it) food justice all around NYC. From the farmers who grew organic vegetables for MOM in Vermont this year to New York City farmers and community food justice organizers, the bus will be packed with grassroots food people, eager to return home and share the Growing Food and Justice for All Initiative with their community. More at http://www.growingfoodandjustice.org

Growing Food and Justice for All has offered a partial scholarship for the thirty or so delegates, who must raise an additional $5,000 to pay the remaining costs and travel. This event is an opportunity for Brooklyn and New York City to show their will to have a better food system and their support for those hard working people who are making it happen.

Sponsoring Organizations include:
Community Vision Council
Just Food
Mothers on the Move
Vehicles for Radical Organizing and Other Madness (VROOM)
The Food Security Roundtable

Those who cannot attend the Farmers Ball but would still like to support this work can do so easily at the Food Security Roundtable Website – http://www.foodpower.org.

Contacts:
Jen Datka, BK Farmers’ Ball coordinator jen@justfood.org cell: 646.498.4682
Henry Harris, GFJI Delegation Co-organizer henry@foodpower.org cell: 917.922.5430

Brooklyn Farmers Ball!

October 19, 2009

 

The Brooklyn Farmers Ball!

The Brooklyn Farmers Ball!

Come out to the Brooklyn Lyceum on Tuesday, October 27th, to help the Food Security Roundtable raise funds to send a delegation of urban/rural farmers and food justice activists to the Growing Food and Justice for All Initiative gathering in Milwaukee, WI from October 30th – November 1st at Will Allen’s Growing Power.