For more information, send us an email at slowfoodnyu[at]gmail[dot]com! Hope to see you there!
Hi Slow Food-ers!
I hope you all had a chance to enjoy some of the warm weather and sun yesterday. Thanks to everyone who stopped by and who volunteered for our table at the Earth Day Street Fair. We brought a lot of food but it was all gone by 1PM :-) Below are the three recipes for our delicious goodies:
I have a few quick event announcements coming up:
The Slow Food NYU Eat-In! is scheduled for next Friday, May 6th, times TBD in Washington Square Park. This is going to be an informal potluck (bring food for friends, for yourself, or for no one at all) where we’d like to get all the food-centric and environmental, agricultural, or activist clubs together in once place to show solidarity on campus for food issues and to simply connect people! Keep an eye out for more info in the coming days. If you’d like to get more involved with the Eat-In, or if you know some folks who would be great to invite, email slowfoodnyu [at] gmail [dot] com
Here’s an event co-sponsored by the Student Farmworker’s Alliance at NYU that we should all be proud to get behind:
Join us in demanding rights for all workers this May 1st 2011, by standing in solidarity with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) this International Worker’s Day. Join us in demanding that Trader Joe’s sign on to a Fair Food Agreement with the CIW to ensure that farmworker rights are met & respected! We cannot stand by idly while Trader Joe’s makes empty promises about addressing the conditions that exploit farm workers while continuing to profit off their sweat and poverty!
See You May 1st!
Where: Trader Joe’s (Union Square 14th st & 3rd Ave)
When: 11am to 12pm
Check out the SFA@NYU Facebook page for more info.
Thanks! Have a great week,
Slow Food NYU
[image courtesy of Sacramento Scoop]
Happy Earth Day!! Today NYU Sustainability is hosting the annual Earth Day Street Fair! Stop by for some free food and a good time, and don’t forget to visit the Slow Food NYU table!
Earth Day Street Fair
WHEN Today, April 22 from 11-3
WHERE Washington Place between Greene Street and Washington Square East
WHAT We’ve closed off the street for ya! Come out and celebrate Earth Day in the middle of campus at the Street Fair, where we’ve brought together local artists, musicians, green organizations and demos, interactive booths, and FOOD! Learn about awesome environmental projects, get involved in NYU Sustainability programs, contemplate your Earth-ly existence, and grab some free dosas from the famous NY Dosa Cart!
This Friday is Earth Day! And as usual, the NYU Sustainability is sponsoring the Earth Day Street Fair from 11-3 on Washington Place between Greene Street and Washington Square East. Slow Food NYU will have our own table (exciting!) but WE NEED YOU to help volunteer! If you’d like to join us at the table to hang-out and represent Slow Food NYU OR if you’d like to donate some food, shoot an email to slowfoodnyu[at]gmail[dot]com with the times you’re able to volunteer and/or a dish you’re willing to donate. We’re going to need some slow folks to help out with set-up (10:00-10:30) and break-down (3:00-3:30). It most likely will not take that long…
Also, just FYI: Tomorrow, our friends over at Students Against Fracking are hosting a rally in Washington Square Park:
Stand Up for a Clean Energy Future: Demand a State Wide Ban on Fracking
WHO: The Students Against Fracking coalition will be joined by Reverend Billy and the Earthaluja Choir, Al Appleton, student speakers and performers, NGOs, water system and environmental experts, activists and elected representatives.
WHAT: GET ON THE BAN WAGON – A rally to ban fracking
WHEN: Wednesday, April 20th 12:30 – 2:00 pm
WHERE: Washington Square Park, NYC
RSVP HERE: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=174401552610306&ref=ts
Don’t forget to check out the rest of the amazing Earth Week events!
If you haven’t already, check out the Slow Food NYU facebook page! We’re only 2 “likes” away from 30 likes, which means we can claim our domain name!!
Also, HAWK CAM! Two red-tailed hawks have built a nest outside of John Sexton’s Office on the 12th floor of Bobst! Even better, there is a LIVE FEED of the birds. Check it out! Seriously, it’s good stuff.
Finally, check out this new student initiative on campus led by a fellow Slow Food NYU member: Student Farm Worker Alliance at NYU
They’re collaborating on the big May 1st protest for the CIW in front of the Trader Joes in Union Square. Head over to their facebook page to find out more info on why you should think twice before purchasing tomatoes from Trader Joes.
Alright, that’s all for now!
Yours in food, farming, and fun,
Slow Food NYU
We hope everyone had a chance to enjoy some of the wonderful weather the past few days. We’d like to take a moment and introduce our new leadership for 2011-2012!
Co-Presidents: Meg Tobin (Steinhardt ’12) and Julia Lowry (Gallatin ’12)
Secretary: Hannah Gorback (CAS ’14)
Communications: Nate Shrage (Tisch ’13)
Treasurer: Mackenzie Hoffman (CAS ’14)
We have a really enthusiastic and diverse group of leaders for next year, we hope you’re all as excited as we are! Also, check our Facebook page if you haven’t already.
Now on to some other exciting stuff. There are a few important dates and events coming up in the next two weeks:
EARTH DAY! We’re going to have a table at the Earth Day fair on Friday, April 22 from 11-3 on Washington Place between Washington Square East and Greene Street. In preparation, we’re having a planning meeting this Thursday (April 14th) at 7:45 on the 7th floor of Kimmel. Stop by to help plan the Slow Food NYU Earth Day festivities! It’s going to be an informal potluck, so feel free to bring food for yourself, everyone else, or none at all.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY! Slow Food NYC has a few community garden work days coming up. The first is this Saturday, April 16th from 11-4 at the Ujima Community Garden in Brownsville, Brooklyn. They need all the help they can get to prep the garden/farm for their expanding summer program that works with 100 local kids farming and cooking! On the agenda:
Build Earth Boxes (self-watering containers) from 55 gallon pickle barrels
Remediate and loosen the soil with fresh compost
Plant early crops
Clean and organize kitchen and classroom
If you’d like to join us, just RSVP at slowfoodnyu [at] gmail [dot] com.
If you can’t make it this Saturday and are interested in helping out, don’t fret! There are two other Saturday work days on April 30th and June 4th. Just email us if you’re interested in volunteering on either or both of these days. SFNYC still needs some extra hands on June 4th.
Click here for more information!
Slow Food NYC also has ongoing summer volunteer positions to help out with the summer program.
Some more upcoming events:
What’s the Matter with Processed Meat?
THURSDAY, April 14th at 6:30 – 8:30
Bobst, Fales Library 3rd Floor
Leading Food Thinkers to Discuss High Costs of Industrial Animal Agriculture
Daniel Imhoff, author of CAFO: The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories;
Michael Moss, New York Times investigative reporter whose exposé on E. coli-tainted industrial beef, “The Burger That Shattered Her Life,” won a Pulitzer Prize;
Dr. Marion Nestle, NYU nutrition professor who served on the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production, and author of Food Politics and What to Eat among other books; and
Paula Crossfield, managing editor of CivilEats.com, moderator
Please RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212.992.7050. This event is free and open to the public, but please be mindful when you reserve a space as seating is limited. Books will be available for sale and there will be a signing following the event. Sustainable food and refreshments will be provided by Northern Spy.
Diet For a Hot Planet with Anna Lappé: Paperback Release and Talk
MONDAY, April 18th at 6:30
Kimmel, room 802
About the Speaker:
Anna Lappé is a national bestselling author and sought-after public speaker, respected for her work on sustainability, food politics, globalization, and social change. Named one of Time’s “eco” Who’s-Who, Anna has been featured in The New York Times, Gourmet, O: The Oprah Magazine, Domino, Food & Wine, Body + Soul, Natural Health, and Vibe, among many other publications.
In her latest book, Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It (Bloomsbury, March 2010), Anna deftly explains the links between today’s global food system and climate change, and offers ideas and inspiration for making sustainable food choices that can provide a catalyst for transforming the environment. Booklist calls it “impeccable, informative and inspiring.”
Alrighty, that’s all for now! Keep eating and enjoying the first days of Spring!
Slow Food NYU
Are you interested in being a Slow Food NYU Officer? If so, please read on! We need to get in touch asap!
We are holding meetings for interested officers on Tuesday (tomorrow) at 5:30 (7th floor of Kimmel), and a follow-up meeting on Wednesday at 6:15 (7th floor Kimmel).
Why all the immediate meetings, you ask?
Our budget application for 2011/2012 is due this Friday, which means we create next year’s events and apply for funding by Friday. We want to do this TOGETHER with the new officers, because you guys will be implementing the events next year! (we will both be in the city though…yay!). If you end up being an officer, this is really the time to secure it and kick-start your leadership role on campus, and create your collective vision of slow food NYU! We hope that those of you who attend this meeting will have some idea of what you’d like the club to do next year, but no prior knowledge about slow food is required! Just an interest in food in some way!
What if you cannot make the Tuesday and/or Wednesday meeting?
Tuesday’s meeting is to discuss officer positions and determine who will fill the roles. (President, VP, Treasurer, Secretary & Communications Director)
Wednesday’s meeting is to create a (tentative) schedule of events for 2011-2012, and apply for our $1000 budget! You can create the club’s future events!
If you cannot make Tuesday’s meeting but are interested in being an officer, email email@example.com (definitely before tomorrow) and we will work something out!
What if you want to be involved with Slow Food NYU next year but cannot commit to being an officer at this time?
No worries!! There will be plenty of opportunities to step up! Feel free to attend Tuesday’s meeting, though, to see what leadership roles imply and just get to know the people you might be working with.
Slow Food NYU leaders (Steph and Gaby)
On a chilly spring day, Slow Food NYU sponsored a bake sale to raise money for the Save the Children fund for relief work in Japan. It was a success! So many people helped bake delicious goodies, sweet and savory, gluten free and buttery, and even more people came out to buy a snack or lunch plate. We hung out, heard a little harmonica from our friend Nate, and shared the space with Apei fraternity selling wrist-bands for Japan.
Why Save the Children? There are so many funds to give to, some huge and some small. Save the Children is reputable, large, and at the same time specific. It is so important that children resume as close to a normal life as possible following a trauma, because that could potentially have a negative affect on them for the rest of their lives. Save the Children is creating children’s spaces in shelters to create an environment of safety, PLAY, and learning even in times of turmoil. We thought this worth our money!
THANK YOU to everyone who baked and supported us! We raised $290 thanks to you all!