Occupy Edmonton will be hosting a Free BBQ at Victoria Cross Memorial Park (11111 108 Street NW) to raise awareness of hunger on July 14th, from noon until 4:30 pm. The event is in response to a global call to action issued by Occupy Johnson City, Tennessee. “We learned during the camp that a true revolutionary act to expose hunger is to give out free food and the hungry will expose themselves,” said Frank Sowokinos, an organizer from Johnson City. “If 10 people in Johnson City can feed hundreds, and we will, then imagine what we can do together.”
Occupy Edmonton organizer, Terry Noel, shared similar sentiments. “What we’ve found is that you don’t need to be homeless to be hungry. Many people make the choice between paying rent and eating three meals a day. It’s not hard to imagine a world where this doesn’t need to be, and that’s a world we’d like to create.” The Occupy Edmonton BBQ will not be accepting money, but food donations are welcome. Furthermore, the event is open to all, will feature vegan and non-vegan food, live music, and an assortment of politically-based discussion topics.
Occupy Edmonton is a non-profit social justice group dedicated to strengthening Edmonton’s communities through direct action and participatory frameworks.