STAND FOR OUR LAND! New York City Community Garden Coalition Forum 2013: Free
Posted Apr 19 2013 7:35pm
NYCCGC Forum 2013:
STAND FOR OUR LAND!
Join New York City Community Garden Coalition, Fellow Community Gardeners, Parks Advocates, Friends and Allies for…
NYCCGC Forum 2013 : STAND FOR OUR LAND! MAYORAL FORUM and GRASSROOTS ORGANIZING TEACH-IN Saturday, April 27th 9:30am – 4:00pm The Cooper Union 7 East 7th Street Register for the forum today! As always, the NYCCGC annual forum is completely free of cost.
Join us for New York City Community Garden Coalition’s FREE annual forum. This year’s forum will serve as a platform for mayoral candidates to go on record with their policies on community gardens, parks, and urban agriculture. We will also use this day to organize and inspire the grassroots movement to protect and amplify our community gardens and open public spaces so New Yorkers can grow healthy food, learn from one another, celebrate our diversity, and nurture our planet and our communities.
Candidates confirmed as participating in the Forum are Bill de Blasio,Christine Quinn, Sal Albanese, Tony Gronowicz, and Erick Salgado.
TEACH-IN WORKSHOPS LED BY Picture the Homeless Tenants and Neighbors South Bronx Unite La Guardia Corner Gardens & Lawyer La Plaza Cultural & LUNGS NCYHA
Special Guests: PETE SEEGER! international icon and legendary folk singer, songwriter, environmentalist and tireless social justice advocate will be a guest of honor at the NYCCGC Mayoral Forum.
Morley - Socially conscious singer songwriter whose blissful music message is consistent and clear; love, justice and inspiration. She uses music as a tool for conflict resolution and dialogue facilitation when working with youth from international conflict zones. Her powerful music has brought her before many world leaders and policy makers.
Stephan Said: Singer-songwriter, rapper and global activist for social change
Fulaflute: Haunting sounds of west-African flute duo, by Sylvain Leroux & Bailo Bah
Pierce Turner: poetic Celtic soul
Also acknowledging all the NYC Greening groups supporting this event: Green Guerillas Just Food NYRP (New York Restoration Project) BQLT (Brooklyn Queens Land Trust) East New York Farms Farming Concrete NY4P (New Yorkers for Park) 596 Acres Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger Brooklyn Botanic Garden Greenbridge More Gardens New York Botanic Garden – Bronx Green Up Tenants & Neighbors Green New Yorkers LES Ecology Center
Join us to create fertile grounds for growing healthy food, learning from one another, celebrating our diversity, and nurturing our planet and our communities.