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May 9th: Nat Turner

10 May

Nat Turner led a slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia on August 21, 1831 that resulted in 56 deaths of white people. Turner was smart and also very religious. He believed he was destined to do something, and that signs pointed towards a rebellion against slavery.

Turner started with a few fellow slaves, and then went from house to house freeing slaves and killing white people. Eventually around 70 slaves and freed blacks were involved. They actually avoided attacking some homes of poor white people, thinking they had more in common with the blacks.

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Why I do Food Not Bombs

23 Feb

I have been doing Food Not Bombs on and off since I was about 16. I’m 23 now.

I think it is time I took a few moments to reflect on why I do Food Not Bombs.

I do Food Not Bombs because I see a need, in Richmond, as in most places, for a redistribution of resources, including food.  There is a ton of food that goes to waste (aka gets thrown out by lazy and greedy people) and on the other hand a lot of people who go hungry, or don’t have access to healthy food, or struggle a lot to be able to eat.

Providing free food has the potential to help folks stay healthy, remove some stress from their lives, and keep less going to the landfills.

And that is all the sort of nuts and bolts of it. Ultimately I have to talk about social justice to talk about why I think Food Not Bombs matters. I think we have the potential to build community. Both among the people who come to cook and among the people who  come to eat. And through the overlap of those two groups as well. Continue reading

Anarchist Picnic!!!

28 Jul


Anarchist Picnic

Food and Friends

Host: Richmond Anarchists

Date: Saturday, August 29, 2009

Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Location: Monroe Park Street: Main and Laurel City/Town: Richmond, VA

Phone: 8043000023 Email: xveganarchistrvax@gmail.com

Description Join other Richmond Anarchists in Monroe Park on Saturday August 29th at noon for an Anarchist Picnic! We will meet at the corner of Main and Laurel.

Things to bring: Fliers for awesome events you are organizing Vegan or vegetarian food to share A blanket or sheet to sit on Non-alcoholic beverages Acoustic instruments to play Donations for the Really Really Free Market which is happening at the same time Zines to trade? Anything you think will be fun and positive!