Serving Thousands: Some Photos
On Friday May 18th, Seeds of Peace served lunch for over one thousand demonstrators at the National Nurses United Rally Against Austerity at Daley Plaza and dinner later that same day for another thousand occupiers rallying downtown. Today we were able to provide lunch for about 500 health care activists and supporters who marched to the house of chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel to demand funding for public health services. We are currently serving dinner at the convergence center after an earlier attempt to serve downtown for the anti-capitalist march failed due to the impassable presence of riot police, who had kettled most of the protestors and were escorting NATO delegates through downtown.
Tomorrow we will be providing lunch at the the Coalition Against NATO/G8 rally at Petrillo Bandshell(corner of Jackson and Columbus) at 12:00 noon. We’ll be handing out snacks along the march to keep people energized and mobilized.
We will also be providing dinner for the Occupy the South Side action “Walk a Mile in My Shoes,” which will consist of a tour of community and state institutions with the intention of highlighting the “schools-to-prisons pipeline” in the South Side and other communities of color in Chicago and around the country. March begins at Parkman School, 255 W. 51st St.
Monday we will be serving lunch on-the-go for the march against Boeing and subsequent direct actions downtown.
Here’s a few more photos from the last couple days.