March 21st: Food Not Bombs -- Building Community, an Evening with Keith McHenry

Keith McHenry, co-founder of the international peace and social change movement Food Not Bombs will be speaking at the Rainier Valley Unitarian Universalist Center (835 Yesler Way) March 21 at 7PM. His talk on the history and the upcoming 30th anniversary of Food not Bombs will be accompanied by a vegan potluck -- please bring a dish to share.

Food Not Bombs: Building Community - an Evening with Keith McHenry
Saturday, March 21st
Rainier Valley Unitarian Universalist Center – 835 Yesler Way, Seattle, Wa 98104

Food not Bombs has active groups throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. It is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to nonviolent social change. There are no formal leaders and FNB strives to include everyone in its decision making process. Each group recovers food that would otherwise be thrown out and distributes it to people in need or makes fresh hot vegetarian meals that are served outdoors in public spaces. Food not Bombs also caters social change events, protests and actions.


Directions to RVUUC
The new Rainier UU Center is at 835 Yesler Way. This is two blocks west of Boren at the south end of Broadway. The building is accessible, with a level entrance from the street.

--> Traveling by Bus
Take Metro route #60 or #27 and get off right in front of the RUUC at the intersection of Yesler Way and Broadway. 835 Yesler is the brick building on the south side of Yesler in line with Broadway.

From Columbia City, you can take Metro route #7 and get off near the intersection of S Jackson St and 12th Ave S. Walk 0.4 mile northwest to 835 Yesler Way.

You can custom plan your trip with Metro's Trip Planner: . Use 835 Yesler Way as the target location.

--> Traveling by Car
* From Rainier Ave, at intersection with Jackson St, go north on Boren Ave and then turn left on Yesler Way. 835 Yesler is the brick building on the south side of Yesler in line with Broadway.
* From I-5, use the James Street exit and travel east (up hill) on James to Boren Ave, turn right at Boren and at the second light, turn right on Broadway. After three blocks, Broadway ends at Yesler. 835 Yesler is the brick building on the south side of Yesler in line with Broadway.
* From I-90, continue to I-5 northbound and take the James Street exit as described above.

Several spaces directly behind our building are for our use anytime. Enter the driveway to the west of the building (signage says “staff parking”) and drive down to the left until you are immediately behind the RUUC. Climb the outside stairway to the main entrance.

On Sundays and evenings, parking lots are available:

* To use the West lot, enter the driveway west of the building (signage says “staff parking”). Park in any space.
* To use the East lot (behind the new Yesler Community Center), turn south on 10th Ave and turn right into the lot.
*There is also street parking open about two blocks west on Yesler toward the freeway. For handicapped parking, park in front of the courtyard to the west of the building. This parking arrangement is temporary and is not designated by signs. It requires driving over the curb. Please call ahead (206-722-4880) if you need instructions or assistance.

--> Bicycle Parking
You can park your bike in a secure, covered spot at RUUC, inside the chain link fence on the lower level at the back of the building. First ask someone to go downstairs and open the gate in the fence for you. Then bicycle around to the back of the building, or carry your bike down the steps outside next to the front door, take it through the opened gate, and lock it to the fence from the inside. When leaving you can open the gate without a key. There’s room for a whole crowd of bikes.


For more information:
phone: 206.729.0384

Cosponsored by Seattle Food Not Bombs and Rainier Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation’s Social Justice Committee

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