Aug 26, 2009: Second Fall organizing meetup on Saturday, 29 August at 3:00pm

Food Not Bombs will be holding its second Fall organizing meeting THIS SATURDAY (8/29) at 3:00pm at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Running Rebel Plaza, 4550 S. Maryland. (It’s right across the street from UNLV at Harmon.) If you can possibly make this meeting, and want to be involved with Food Not Bombs this fall, please come on out. If you cannot make it, but want to be involved with Food Not Bombs this fall, please contact Charles using our online contact form to let us know a good time for a short face-to-face meetup sometime within the next two weeks.

  • WHAT: Food Not Bombs Las Vegas 2nd Fall organizing meeting
  • WHEN: Saturday, 29 August 2009
  • WHERE: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Running Rebel Plaza, 4550 S. Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89119
The agenda for this organizing meeting will be focused on (1) touching base about where Food Not Bombs Las Vegas is now, (2) talking about three major upcoming organizing opportunities in the Fall — an important activist conference at UNLV, an offer for a benefit concert by a local band, and organizing a second weekly picnic in a park. There’s a lot coming up in the next few months, and it’ll be important to make some time to posse up and talk about it.
  1. Donations and cars: for many reasons (some of them listed below) it’s going to be important for us to organize a schedule of who can do food pick-ups, what stores to contact for donations, and who has cars available for FNB to be able to do its work. If you’ve got a car available for FNB, let us know! If you’ve got time during either the mornings or the early evening when you could do food pick-ups, let us know! If you know anyone who works for a grocery store or a restaurant, let us know! If you can contact the manager or back-room worker at a grocery store or restaurant in town, let us know!
  2. Living Without Borders, November 7-8. The UCIR Living Without Borders encuentro (conference) is an upcoming community/activist gathering focused on freedom, human rights, and dignity for all im/migrants. This year Living Without Borders will be held the weekend of November 7-8. They have invited us to provide Food Not Bombs food for participants.
  3. Benefit concert, late November. Food Not Bombs Las Vegas has been approached by a local band which would like to put on a benefit concert working with Food Not Bombs Las Vegas. They’d provide the music and arrange the venue; we’d provide food, and information for anyone who wants it, about our group. The concert would be in late November.
  4. Project Saturday. Together with working to prepare and build up our capacity for the big November events, we also need to work on expanding our base of donations, volunteers, and cooking space — all of which we can test-run by opening up a second weekly picnic in the park on Saturdays.
  5. Other outreach opportunities. Any other outreach opportunities that y’all can think of for the upcoming fall! If you know of anything, drop us a line or mention it at the meeting!
If there is anything further that you want to make sure that we discuss at the upcoming meeting, or if you have any questions, leave a comment on this post, or contact me (Charles) by e-mail or by phone or text at (734) 262-2129. If you’re definitely interested but cannot, for whatever reason, make the meeting, please contact me with some times when you will be able to meet up to touch base.

Let’s get together and get on this. There’s a lot of exciting stuff coming up, and Food Not Bombs Las Vegas has the chance to build a lot of bridges this fall. Hope to see you all there on Saturday!

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