The Urban Democracy Feast: Supporting Local Social Justice Projects

Saturday, 30 April 2016 at 4:30 p.m.

Since 2015, a group of community organizations have started a face-to-face crowd funding

process. This process occurs over a meal so we can exchange information about shared problems,

common obstacles and ways to overcome them. Twice, in May 2015 and again in December of 2015,

this urban FEAST raised more than $2000 to support social justice projects demonstrating direct

democracy and accountability. We define social justice as equal access to all the resources and services.

More information about the FEAST and the awardees can be found at our web page,

The goal of the organizers is to generate funds that kick start projects that might otherwise not

get funded, or help them make a qualitative leap in their work. Such group projects submit an

application, and four applicants are selected to make a five-minute presentation at the supper. Their

presentations will exhibit evidence that they are addressing a shared need, with the support of other

groups in the neighborhood, and that the project demonstrates direct democracy.

The next FEAST will be held 30 April 2016 at the HISPANIC AMERICAN COUNCIL [HAC] located

at 930 Lake Street, corner with Russell/Race Streets (Edison). The building where the HAC is located

across the street from the Boys and Girls Club. Childcare for toddlers and pre-school children will be

available in separate rooms. Tickets are available at the door or at the FEAST website,, and with the ticket each attendee will be given a voting ballot.

On Saturday, 30 April, the doors will open at 4:00 p.m. At 4:30 p.m. the event begins with an

explanation of the FEAST process, followed by four five minute presentations.


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