STUDENT REPORTS, ARTICLES, PHOTOS AND VIDEOS ABOUT FOOD NOT BOMBS IN NIGERIA and WEST AFRICA
Food Not Bombs co-founder Keith McHenry spoke about nonviolent social change in Lagos on Gandhi's birthday in October 2005. He joined Australian journalist Liz Tadic and local Food Not Bombs activists on the Food Not Bombs/NANS tour of Nigeria from February 15th through March 7, 2006. View the student report on the 2006 Food Not Bombs/ NANS tour of Nigeria and learn about the progress of the movement in Africa. This link will take you to the NANS statement supporting the tour, photos and articles about the tours, the NANS resolution supporting Food Not Bombs and the video about the movements work in Africa first aired May 2006 on SBS TV in Australia.
CONTACTS FOR FOOD NOT BOMBS GROUPS IN AFRICA
Food Not Bombs is actively working to improve the living conditions for people all across Africa. This is an all volunteer movement dedicated to nonviolence and the creation of independent chapters that make decisions using Formal Consensus and provide food and direct assistance to local communities. Food Not Bombs has no formal leaders and strives to include everyone in its decision making process. This method of organization encourages strong local participation and dedication to finding nonviolent solutions to local social problems. Food Not Bombs volunteers are already providing food in more than ten communities in Nigeria. They are connected to a global network of Food Not Bombs activists that are experienced in providing food to the hungry and are knowledgeable about organizing nonviolent social change. Each Food Not Bombs chapter seeks to cooperate with the other Non Governmental Organization (NGO), civic organizations and government leaders in their community.
Food Not Bombs is provided the funding for our first fields of rice at a farm in Ekiti State, South Western Nigeria. In the next few months we will start several more Food Not Bombs groups in Nigeria with the intention of creating a strong movement capable of involving Africans in the process of ending hunger, providing alternative sources of electricity, effective measures to provide healthcare, and safety. Food Not Bombs can help transform Nigerian society. This September we will hold The 2006 African Conference on Formal Consensus and Nonviolent Social Change in Lagos where we will meet to discuss the future of Food Not Bombs Food Not Bombs is growing in West Africa. It is an exciting time where students are working hard to build a strong grassroots movement dedicated to nonviolent solutions to social problems and striving to build democratic organizations using the nonhierarchical approach called Formal Consensus. Since Food Not Bombs co-founder Keith McHenry first visited Nigeria in October 2005 new chapters are cooking and sharing food and ideas in Ibadan, Owerri, Jos, Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Calabar and in many other communities. Food Not Bombs is not your typical Non Governmental Organization (NGO) but is a local self directed movement organized by Africans to provide solutions for Africans. The Food Not Bombs movement is starting in Africa at an exciting time where new ideas travel quickly,citizens are writing innovative national constitutions and many democratic institutions are emerging. You can support this exciting new era by making a contribution to help us pay for seeds, cooking equipment, transportation and the 2006 African Conference on Formal Consensus and Nonviolent Social Change.
You are invited to join Food Not Bombs in our work to make Africa's future bright.
LIZ TADIC REPORTS May 16, 2006 ON FOOD NOT BOMBS IN DATELINE ON SBS TV IN AUSTRALIA
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOOD NOT BOMBS MOVEMENT IN AFRICA
The West African Organizing Collective and Lagos office:
No. 10 Ayodele Ojo Street
Off Coker Road
Ilupeju Estate in Ilupeju, Lagos, Nigeria
Yinka Dada +234-803-583-8883
Idowu Israel +234-806-870-2133
| The Story of Food Not Bombs In West Africa | January 2006 Nigerian Food Not Bombs Tour |
| Photos of Food Not Bombs in Nigeria | National Association of Nigerian Students |
| Centre For Constitional Governance
| Gauranga Foundation | Learn More About West Africa |
| Nigeria Network of NGOs |
| Contacts in Africa |
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