Feb 16, 2013
Event Name: Peace-Jam: 1st Annual Madison Food Not Bombs Benefit; with Anna Laube, Folk You, Jim Schwall, and Moonhouse
Come hear the sonic-feast of Anna Laube, Folk You, Jim Schwall, and Moonhouse, at Peace-Jam: 1st Annual Madison Food Not Bombs Benefit! On Saturday, February 16, 2013 everybody is welcome to spread-the-peace with Peace-Jam at The Fountain tavern, 122 State Street. Music begins by 1:00 PM and continues through at least 5:00 PM. Peace-Jam is a music filled celebration of good-vibes to raise awareness and support for Food Not Bombs in Madison, Wisconsin.
Donated arts, crafts, and vegan-baked-goods will be available at a special table. All proceeds will go toward supporting Madison Food Not Bombs operations.
Food Not Bombs was founded in 1980 by anti-nuclear activists in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It has since evolved into independent collectives commonly by city throughout the world, sharing free vegan and vegetarian meals to everybody. The nature of our services can sometimes be misunderstood. But one of FNB's founding inspirations came from a Women's International League for Peace and Freedom poster that reads, "it will be a great day when our schools get all the money they need and the air force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber"; www.foodnotbombs.net/bakesale_poster.html. At our core we are a peace group dedicated to non-violence. One that is the manifestation of protesting war and poverty, advocating social justice, defending human and animal rights, preventing waste and the destruction of our environment, raising awareness of poverty, homelessness, and military/weapons spending, spreading peace, and including everybody. We are an independent collective of volunteers who are all equal and operate by consensus.
One of the principles we embrace is "food is a right, not a privilege." This is ultimately paraphrased as the idea that the essentials to live reasonably within the man-made system invented around us should not be a privilege to obtain. Healthy food, appropriate clothing, shelter, transportation, education, health care, etc. have become or are accelerating toward becoming privileges based on wealth. The title "Food Not Bombs" is then a summary of the aforementioned and the proposed solution: it could be corrected if international military and weapons spending by governments and individuals was instead used to ensure us these basic essentials that we are ethically entitled to. A solution that would appease many causes we advocate.
Here in Madison we serve on the first Saturday of every month at 2:00pm in the Willy Street Park, on the corner of Williamson & South Brearly Street. Additionally we hold servings to aid and support demonstrators and protesters for causes we endorse. No matter the event Food Not Bombs always serves for free and always shares to everybody. Outside of sharing food, we also distribute essential living items, and literature through our servings. We accept donations of food that must be edible and vegan or vegetarian, essential living items such as clean clothes (socks, shoes, gloves, etc.), and peace and social justice focused literature. Surplus vegan & vegetarian food is a helpful donation in order to re-purpose soon-to-be wasted perfectly edible food as a meal for the hungry.
Madison Food Not Bombs is struggling with maintaining a presence in our community, gathering committed volunteers, and finding necessary resources. So we hope the benefit reaches volunteers in our community!
We encourage all peace groups to join us and actively promote their causes! It is important for us all to come together and support each other. Our community is a critical part of Food Not Bombs and ultimately the peace and social justice movements that transcend us all.
Like all our happenings, Peace-Jam strives to include everybody and seeks to bring people together. So while voluntary donations will be accepted, there will not be an actual entry cover or cost on baked goods.
We are honored and excited by the participation of our benefit's musicians! They are local favorites of ours, and we encourage everybody to support them and experience their music. Special thanks to ...
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