Eat, Drink, and Celebrate Urban Agriculture at The Brooklyn Farmers Ball

~ The Food Security Roundtable Presents ~
THE BROOKLYN FARMERS BALL
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 from 7:00 pm – 12:00 am
At the Brooklyn Lyceum, 227 4th Avenue
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, and include a local, seasonal dinner and live music.
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.
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.

Featuring:
Spanglish Fly (Latin Boogalou)
The Rude Mechanical Orchestra (30-piece Radical Brass Band and Dance Troupe)
More performance TBA
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 – www.foodpower.org.
Press 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

link to up-to-date online press release:  http://docs.google.com/View?id=dgjn7phh_58c2bdr27d

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