SAT May 23
1-2 p March route TBA (gather at State House 12:30)
2-4 pm Rally at Copley Square
Speakers, Teach-In Picnics & Artists:
Free Food courtesy of Food Not Bombs, Haley House and Suja
For the third year in a row, over 400 cities worldwide, from Seattle to Johannesburg, are organizing local events for the March Against Monsanto, and many expect to receive thousands in attendance. Our Boston event is in solidarity with this worldwide movement, and it is the second year we also host the Rally For World Food Justice on the same day. There were 1000 people in attendance at the 2014 March & Rally, and we hope to reach at least this same number in 2015.
The Boston organizing team is a small ad hoc group of activists from various groups and individuals coming together. We are seeking funding from individual community members through a crowdsourcing Indiegogo campaignand sponsorships from local businesses and organizations that align with our working definition of Food Justice (attached).
Locally in Boston, our goal is to incorporate a broad Food Justice mission into this event, highlighting its connection to economic, climate and racial justice and committing to prioritizing and putting front and center the voices and stories of our local communities, specifically those systemically affected by limited or no access, while maintaining an international perspective and solidarity. The Rally will feature teach-ins from community leaders, public speakers from across these movements, as well as local community musicians, and artists.
As in previous years, we plan for this to be a permitted family-friendly event.
Our Working Definition of Food Justice that details our mission: http://foodjustice.activistcalendar.org/what-is-food-justice/
Official Website: foodjustice.activistcalendar.org
Our Facebook event is https://www.facebook.com/events/797217667032767
Social media hashtags: #MAMBoston #FoodJustice> #MAM
And finally, we’d greatly appreciate any help you can provide in spreading the word about this event.
Loreto and the rest of the organizers