Food Not Bombs co-founder Keith McHenry.
Artist and author Keith McHenry helped start Food Not Bombs in Massachusetts in 1980. He has recovered, cooked and shared vegan food with the hungry for over 35 years. He has been arrested for his efforts, spending over 500 nights in jail and at one point faced 25 to life in prison. He co-authored "Food Not Bombs How to feed the hungry and build community" and wrote and illustrated "Hungry for Peace - How you can help end poverty and war with Food Not Bombs" and wrote “The Anarchist Cookbook.”
He has traveled all over the world speaking at colleges, bookstores, and cafes while sharing free vegan meals with many of the over 1,000 Food Not Bombs groups active around the world. When he isn't on the road, Keith lives with his partner, Abbi Samuels at their place in Santa Cruz, California and spends summers at the Food Not Bombs Free Skool in Taos, New Mexico.. He enjoys tending to his garden, writing, painting, and helping coordinate logistics for the Food.
12:00pm - 12:15pm: Speakers Hall