March Against Monsanto PA – May 21, 2016
Rain or Shine
Time: 12 pm – Gathering * INDOORS * Friends Center, 1501 Cherry St, Philadelphia, 19102
Speakers: Melissa Miles, Kristina Baxter, Chris Bolden-Newsome, Lan Dinh, Nathan Kleinman, Zofia Hausmann,, Robyn Mello, , Vinnie Staub
Location Change: – Friends Center, 1501 Cherry St, Philadelphia PA
12:00 PM – Music, Speakers and Solution Fair – INDOORS
1:45 PM – Walk to Thomas Paine Plaza,
2:00 PM – March – 2 miles/OUTDOORS starting at Thomas Paine Plaza. 1401 John F Kennedy Blvd, – Vinnie Staub performing his rap song.
2:45 PM – Return to the Friends center for Music, Speakers and Solution Fair….
4:00 PM (ish) Ending, but if the crowd is strong, it may extend until 5 PM
Facebook updates at
Please say you are going and invite friends.
The image is an example of how the T-shirt will look. $20
Shirt for SALE at the March!
- Kristina Baxter, Community Organizer,
Garden Justice Legal Initiative
- Chris Bolden-Newsome, Co-Director/Farm Manager
- Lan Dinh,Farmer, Resilient-Roots-Community
- Zofia Hausmann, Activist & filmmaker
- Nathan Kleinman, Farmer, Seed Saver, Experimental Farm Network
- Robyn Mello, Philadelphia Orchard Project, Musician
- Melissa Miles, M.S., AOLCP, DipNT, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner, Permanent Future Institute,Regenerative Design, Consulting & Education
- Vinnie Staub, Musician, Consumer of Organic Food.
And Information Tables from Great Partner Organizations, like :
- Clean Air Council
- Community Farm and Food Resource Center at Bartram’s Garden
- Delaware River Keepers
- Eastern PA Permaculture Guild
- Experimental Farm Network
- Food Not Bombs
- Food & Water Watch
- GMO Free PA
- Omega-Alpha Recycling Systems
- Pennsylvania Coalition for Informed Consent
- Peace Adovacany Network
- Philadelphia Orchard Project
- Power Through People
- Resilient Roots Farm
- Soil Generation
- Weaver Way Co-op
- Wild Food of Philly
Updated information also found at MAM-Philly Facebook page.
MAM- Philly 2015
March Against Monsanto has announced that on May 21, 2016, tens of thousands of activists around the world will “March Against Monsanto.” Currently, marches are being planned on six continents, in 36 countries, totaling events in over 250 cities. In the US, events are slated to occur simultaneously at 11 a.m. Pacific Time in 47 states, which means Philadelphia’s March is a 2 PM.
In the United States, the FDA, the agency tasked with ensuring food safety for the population, is steered by ex-Monsanto executives, and we feel that’s a questionable conflict of interests and explains the lack of government-lead research on the long-term effects of GMO products. GMO Free PA is currently working to stop the GMA and Bio Tech companies from passing the Roberts’s Bill on the Senate Floor. This bill is the Senate version of “The D.A.R.K. ACT”, which passed on the House floor in July 2015. More information.
For too long, Monsanto has been the benefactor of corporate subsidies and political favoritism. Organic and small farmers suffer losses while Monsanto continues to forge its monopoly over the world’s food supply, including exclusive patenting rights over seeds and genetic makeup. Monsanto’s GMO seeds are harmful to the environment; for example, scientists have indicated they have caused colony collapse among the world’s bee population.
The event is next to the Municipal Service Building (City Government Office) Thomas Paine Plaza
1540 Vine St PPA Gateway Parking
215-246-0300 – FLAT RATE SAT & SUN $7.00
City Hall Station together with Pennsylvania Suburban Station is an intersection of Philadelphia’s public transportation system. The station is located in Center City Philadelphia underneath Philadelphia City Hall. Entrances are located on both the East and west sides of City Hall as well as in the central courtyard.
SEPTA offers the following possibilities to get there:
Buses stop just across the street from Christmas Village in front of the Municipal Services Building. Bus lines that pass the event venue include 17, 27, 31, 32, 33, 38, 44, 48, 62, 121, 124, 125 and C.
City Hall station is served by Local, Express, and Special “Sport Express” trains of all subway lines.
Market Frankford Line: Exit at 13th, 15th Station and use interchange to City Hall Station
Broad Street Line: Exit at City Hall Station
Exit Regional Trains R1-R8 at Pennsylvania Suburban Station and use interchange to City Hall Station
Additional MAM Events in PA & NJ
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Location: Marching in the bicentennial parade that day.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Tina)
Last years March 2015.
Philadelphia – Saturday, May 23rd, 2015, 12pm – 6 pm
• Glyphosate has just been declared a probable carcinogen
• Glyphosate & 2,4,-D have been found to promote antibiotic-resistant superbugs
• The reintroduced DARK act seeks to block GMO labeling
Now more than ever, it’s time to come together to fight back against Monsanto! On Saturday, May 23, millions of people around the world will be doing just that. Come be a part of history. Learn more about what’s going on with your food and meet some of the people who are trying to protect it. Stand up for what you believe in with like-minded people, and have fun at this festive, family-friendly event!
Featuring Frontyards! Vinnie Straub! Penn Johnson! Out the Basement! City Love!
• Jon McGoran, Author
• Christina Pirello, Chef & TV personality
• Zofia Hausmann, Activist & filmmaker
• Charmaine Rusin, Activist & songwriter
• Rania Campbell-Cobb, co-founder Cloud 9 Rooftop Farm
• Owen Taylor, Seed Saver
• Bob Pierson, founder Farm to City
• Sarah Plonski, Bee keeper
And Information Tables from Great Partnership Organizations, like :
• Weaver Way Co-op
• Food Not bombs
• Food & Water Watch
• GMO Free PA
Peace Adovacany network
• Power Through People
• Seed Savers
Event starts at noon. March begins at 3 p.m.
For more updated information go to the Facebook Event page to “join” and invite your FB Friends: https://www.facebook.com/MarchAgainstMonsantoPhiladelphia/events
If you ordered March Against Monsanto T-shirts to be pick up at the March, May 23, 2015 before 1:30 pm. Must bring order confirmation or transaction ID.
You can buy this shirt at the March $20
Help us by printing this poster and hanging it up around town.
March against Monsanto – Philadelphia – 2014
March Against Monsanto – Philadelphia – 2013
Additional MAM Events in PA
Please check the FB Page for updates
Clairion PA – Saturday May 23, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1570180843271452/
EASTON PA – Saturday May 23, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: 3rd and Northampton, Easton PA 1840
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/791080787613349/
Harrisburg PA – Saturday May 23, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Capitol Steps
More information: https://www.facebook.com/mamharrisburg?fref=ts
Indiana PA – Saturday May 23, 2015
Time: 12 PM (Noon) to 1 PM
Location: Indiana University of PA, Oak Grove, IUP Campus
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/945647122136485/?fref=ts
Lancaster PA – Saturday May 23, 2015
Time: 12 PM (Noon) – 4 PM
Location: Penn Square
More Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/426931707459549/
Pittsburgh – Saturday May 23, 2015
Time: 2 PM
Location: Strip District
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/367993450045609/
Stroudsburg – Saturday May 23, 2015
Time: 2 PM
Location: 610 Monroe St – In front of Courthouse
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1723667844515194/