EVENT Ė Potluck for Progressives

Tuesday, February 24th @ 5:30pm



AfD-R Program:† Potluck for Progressives


Where:† Downtown United Presbyterian Church @ 121 North Fitzhugh Street (across from Rochester City Hall). This event† will be held in the second floor dining room.


What:† A potluck Dinner! Please bring a dish to pass and your own place setting.




I)† Potluck meal & introductions (promptly at 5:30pm.)


II)† Organization Spotlight:† Friends Helping Friends† (formerly,† Food Not Bombs ) executive director, Andrew Stankevich will highlight his organizationís work with special emphasis on its successes, challenges, needs & vision.† Andrew will also discuss the recent decision to change the organizationís name.


III) Round table discussion:†† The twin problems of hunger & poverty haunt our society.† Most of the work we do is either directly or indirectly related to this work.† Faith groups, non-profit agencies, community groups, and individual activists all devote an incredible amount of their resources to helping the poor.† Even those who are not working DIRECTLY on the issues around hunger & poverty connect their activism to hunger & poverty.


††††† Rochester is home to one of the highest levels of child poverty in the nation. What is your organization doing to help Rochesterís poor?† Join a wide range of organizations & individual activists in a discussion of real work being done around our community to help those who need it most: the poor.


These topics & others will be discussed:


 What kinds of activities is your organization planning for 2004?

 What activities should we be planning?

 Issue: a jobless economic recovery

 Issue: war & occupation draining resources away from domestic need

 Issue: global corporations shifting jobs away from Rochester

 Issue: genetically modified foods forced on the poor by economic necessity

 Whatís the state of the County budget for 2004 as it relates to poverty?

 How does your work connect to helping the poor?


† The Potluck for Progressives, founded by the Rochester chapter of the Alliance for Democracy, has been bringing committed activists together to share a meal & coordinate action on a regular basis for the past several years with the goal of building a large progressive coalition in Rochester.


This event is free & open to the public. The Church is handicapped accessible and the room is looped for the hearing impaired.


You may park for free in the City Hall parking lot.


Who:† Open to the public.


Contact: Rome Celli 732-1767

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