Confronting Racism

Farmingville, The Reality - Discussion & Thoughts 2009

In the spring of 2009, Food Not Bombs held a meeting in a park with approximately l5 people brainstorming about a third food share on LI and where the best place for it should be. Everyone in the group was well aware of the rampant oppression that exists in Farmingville and with everyone’s overwhelming desire to help out there, it was unanimously voted to begin on Horseblock Road.

Posted Feb 20 2010 - 3:06pm by Karen

Charlotte in words & moving pictures - Discussion & Thoughts 2009

In the Springtime of my youth, And the Springtime of the year, Of a newly balmy evening, We'd ride out east to the farms, where planting had begun. In the back of the car, clothing, towels, toiletries we'd collected from friends. Veering off to where back roads end, To a migrant camp, mighty well-hidden from the tourist. Like thieves in the night, we'd throw the stuff over the fence, then make a dog-like howl, to signal our drop-off and silently steal away.

Today, almost 50 years later, I will not steal away! Though still howling in grief, I will take my stand, And speak as part of a greater whole... In this the winter of our discontent...

Posted Feb 20 2010 - 3:02pm by LongIslandFNB

Police destroy Huntington Tent City, Long Island Food Not Bombs makes call for solidarity!

Urgent call to action! Police raze Huntington Station Tent City destroying the property, food and shelter of over a hundred homeless. Many face possibility of freezing to death! Long Island Food Not Bombs needs your help to prevent that from happening!

Posted Jan 15 2010 - 2:46pm by JonSTeps

As of yet, [Unnamed]. Issue # 2

As of yet, [Unnamed]. Issue # 2

Issue number 2 of AS OF YET, [UNNAMED]. deals with themes of identity, conflict and coming together. It’s the basis for what we hope will be a growing dialogue in our community and all those confronted by the same problems.

What will happen to the people of Hempstead?

Many people may not be familiar with the ideology of “weed and seed”. Weed and seed is a program that town-officials and corporate interests use to weed-out low income residents and then seed-in wealthier high income residents. The result of this tends to be the forced relocation of minority communities through economic starvation, crippled infrastructure and more often than not physical violence. Unfortunately, for thousands of residents, this ideology is currently being unleashed on the Village of Hempstead.

Posted Nov 9 2009 - 7:43pm by JonSTeps

Thoughts on Remembering Marcelo Lucero

Saturday, November 7th was the one year anniversary of Marcelo Lucero's death. He was murdered by seven Patchogue High School Students for being of a different color. They beat him and they stabbed him during one of their weekly "beaner jumping" outings. Read thoughts about the vigil, racism in Long Island and the strength of the Lucero family.

Posted Nov 9 2009 - 2:36pm by LongIslandFNB

Vigil in Memory of Marcelo Lucero, Tomorrow at 6pm

The following is a letter of invitation to the vigil of Marcelo Lucero, this Saturday at 6pm, from his family. If you'd like to learn more about Marcelo Lucero or what is occurring out in Suffolk County you can read the Southern Poverty Law Center Report: Climate of Fear or find more on this event, Vigil in Memory of Marcelo Lucero.

Posted Nov 6 2009 - 2:40pm by LongIslandFNB

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Southern Poverty Law Center Report: Climate of Fear

Southern Poverty Law Center Report: Climate of Fear

Less than one year ago, on Nov. 8, 2008, Marcelo Lucero, an Ecuadorian immigrant, was murdered in the town of Patchogue, N.Y. The killing, police say, was carried out by a gang of teenagers who called themselves the Caucasian Crew and it highlighted a growing national problem — violent hatred directed at all suspected undocumented immigrants, Latinos in particular.

First Farmingville Food Share confronted by racists, yet still a success!

On Thursday, June 25th, Long Island Food Not Bombs conducted it's first Food Share in Farmingville and it was an awesome success. Needless to say, each Thursday at 6:30pm, from here on out, the Farmingville chapter of Long Island Food Not Bombs will be sharing free vegetarian/vegan groceries and other necessities at the small public space located near Horseblock Rd. and Granny Rd.

Posted Jun 30 2009 - 12:20pm by LongIslandFNB

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Discussions & Thoughts: Conflict at the First Farmingville Food Share

On Thursday, June 25th, Long Island Food Not Bombs conducted its first Food Share in Farmingville and it was an awesome success. Needless to say, each Thursday at 6:30pm, from here on out, the Farmingville chapter of Long Island Food Not Bombs will be sharing free vegetarian/vegan groceries and other necessities at the small public space located near Horseblock Rd. and Granny Rd.

Posted Jun 30 2009 - 12:08pm by LongIslandFNB

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