Volunteers recover, prepare and share vegan meals and groceries in nearly 1,000 communities, feeding the hungry, supporting nonviolent direct actions in resistance to the global economic, political and environmental crisis while implementing a foundation for a sustainable future.
Food Not Bombs started in 1980 when eight college aged activists dressed as generals and started holding bake sales pretending to buy a bomber. Thirty years later Food Not Bombs organized a two month long vigil outside the White House baking bread in a solar oven to build popular support for a conversion from a carbon based war economy to a sustainable solar future.
The SMASHING HUNGER SQUASHING POVERTY presentation will inspire your classmates and community members to take action for a sustainable future. We face greater challenges of hunger, climate change, political repression and abuse of the earth and its animals. Over 900 million more people are going with out regular meals as a result of the global economic crisis. Data shows the climate is in crisis. Millions face death and starvation as the environment is stressed from the exploitation of the earth's resources. Over 20 percent of public school students in America are homeless. Record foreclosures are sending families to seek meals at Food Not Bombs in communities all over the globe. Fortunately, Food Not Bombs is responding to the global economic and ecological crisis by sharing vegetarian meals every week in over 1,000 communities, planting community gardens, housing the homeless in abandoned building, organizing really Really Free Markets and taking nonviolent direct actions to stop logging, mining and other assaults on our planet. THE SMASHING HUNGER SQUASHING POVERTY TOUR includes a number of workshops and presentations. The presentation includes a solar baking demonstration details about the history, principles and the current actions taking place in communities around the world. Learn the story of how eight college students started Food Not Bombs in Boston in 1980. Learn about the principles of Food Not Bombs and why it is so important for the movement to have no formal leaders and is able to be so effective because of its decentralized autonomous structure. The presentation explores Food Not Bombs dedication to the principles of nonviolence, how decisions are made by consensus, that why the meals are always free to anyone who wants them without restriction and why the food is vegetarian or vegan. Your classmates and community members will be inspired to join your student group after they attend this exciting presentation. Ask your student senate to fund this valuable experience.
The presentation also includes some of these stories about what Food Not Bombs is doing to end hunger and work for social justice and the environment:
Keith speaks in Australia
Over 500 people attend Keith's presentation at Farm Sanctuary in New York
|Listen to Keith's lecture at Oberlin College||Keith's art and designs|
|The Food Not Bombs Menu and Keith's daily work||Keith gets arrested for feeding the hungry|
|Keith's local chapter Taos Food Not Bombs||Homeland Security, Police and FBI spying of Food Not Bombs|
|Kate Byrd interviews Keith on KRZA||Keith Speaks on Taos Currents with host Mike Tilley|
|Media Interviews||August 3, 2007 FBI Letter about Keith on the Terrorist Watch List|
|Wisconsin Network For Peace and Justice Speaker's Bureau||Photos about Keith's Presentations|