The food fight of our lives:
Mission Statement: http://on.fb.me/10oCMRb
This is a PEACEFUL march and would like to ask all who plan on attending to please respect that. Any who wish to bring children should feel encouraged to do so. Our mission is to educate Miami on the vast and dire threat that GMO's pose to our health and environment. We are not marching to alienate or antagonize our community, but to antagonize and expose Monsanto and the truth about what the biotech industry is doing to our food and preserving biodiversity of seed stock.
DETAILS FOR MAY 2015 MARCH: Meet us at the Adrienne Arsht Center on May 23rd! And, Remember the
AFTER PARTY!!! https://www.facebook.com/events/370862076435987/
1455 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, Florida 33132
We will have water stations set up, feel free to bring your own if you desire. The police were very helpful last time and assisted at the crosswalks with traffic. As long as we stay civil they should not give us any problems. If anyone has extra suggestions please share them, This is an event for all of us and every voice matters. If you would like to help out in any way, please send me a private message or email volunteer @ www.gmofreeflorida.org Thank you all!
As Gandhi said; “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win,” and “Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.”
SIGNS: Please feel free to make your own creative signs.
AFTER PARTY: RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/370862076435987/
Here is a map of Parking in the area:
Here is a link to get some cheap Non-plastic water bottles:
-or- you can find glass water bottles at Whole Foods or Stainless at other stores.
SHIRTS: You can find shirts for the march at the following websites. Just enter "GMO" or "Monsanto" in the search bar.
Here are some chants: please feel free to add your own as well.
Hey Monsanto what do you say?
How many people you poison today?
Hey Monsanto what do you know?
We want labels on GMO.
What do we want?
When do we want it?
Hey hey ho ho, its time to label GMO
hey hey ho ho, Americans have a right to know
Hell No GMO
Hell No GMO
This is an OFFICIAL STATEMENT from the National Organizers of the March:
We would like to remind everyone that MAM does not support violence or aggression towards property or people. Violence will only set us back.
Please be clear this movement is non-violent. We want the world to hear us. We must behave like adults not stoop to the level of violence.
Our Marches are family events. We will have children, elderly, and disabled people present. Violence of any kind will not be acceptable.
Please be warned that often times Monsanto themselves will send in their own plants to try and incite or instigate aggression. Do not be fooled. They are trying to destroy our unity.
With that said, Please do not bring violence or abusive comments to our March or to our Event pages. Your comments will be deleted and if it continues you will be banned.
We encourage all organizers of the individual events to share this message.
Please be warned if you are an instigator you will not be tolerated at our march and we our organizers will ask you to stop or leave. If you continue we ourselves will politely.
We encourage all organizers to be open and talk with your local police and make clear to them that these events are family events and we will cooperate and work with them to remove anyone who incites aggression.
Please understand, we are not trying to be authoritarian but that we have a responsibility to create a peaceful event for our children, parents, grandparents and all attending.
Remember the world will be watching and we have an example to set. Violence would be seized upon by the media and Monsanto. They would use this as propaganda to discredit the movement and label us as eco-terrorists. This is not a joke we are standing up against one of the most powerful corporations that ever existed.
This is why we reiterate no violence of any kind will be tolerated. We know most of you know this but for the few who did not you do now. For the instigators you are not welcome and we stand firm united in NON-Violence.
While we will be speaking up against the politicians and the corporations we will not condone any comments or threats of aggression towards them. We will expose their crimes and demand justice and change of policy. We do not by any means condone any type of vigilantism . Our mission is to raise awareness, expose, and legally stop Monsanto, and their cronies, crimes against humanity. We would like to see GMOs Labeled and/or banned until they can without a doubt be proven safe. So far we have seen the opposite. GMOs are not safe. Monsanto is an unethical unmoral corporation and they have been committing crimes against humanity for decades.
This event is a platform to bring us together in Unity. From here we can work together to create a powerful base of grass roots activism . We encourage all to network together and continue to work towards supporting ballot initiatives that are in place to label GMOs or Ban them, and create initiatives that have not yet been created. Continue working together to expose politicians that serve Monsanto and promote politicians that stand with the people. We encourage all to create mailing lists and or FB groups where you can continue working together after the march and until we have reached our goals. You may want to bring an ipad and have everyone who is interest type in their emails so you have a ready digital email list to bring people together for future efforts. This event has created powerful momentum and its in our best interest to brainstorm Ideas on how we can keep the ball rolling.