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ATLANTA, GA – March 19, 2012 – On March 24 and 25, in a cross-continental effort to bring attention to gross injustices against the hungry and poor, the FTP Movement launches its 4th annual International Feed the People Weekend. Participants working in solidarity on three continents will be distributing meals, hygiene kits, medical supplies, and bottled water to thousands of people in need. With 18 locations participating this year, FTP Movement and its affiliates have crossed international waters to provide services in both Lukasa, Zambia and Nannup, Australia, along with U.S. cities such as San Diego, Houston, Oakland, Detroit, Boston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Orlando, Anchorage, Atlanta, and other locations all contributing to the movement.
Since its inception in 2004, the Feed the People Program has broadened its scope and served over 130,000 meals and care packages in several major metropolitan cities. In an effort to cover more ground and reach more people in need, FTP Movement calls for supporters around the globe to lend a hand and a heart.
Feed the People Weekend will include Hip Hop concerts, poetry events, and teach-ins at participating locations.
About FTP Movement
FTP Movement formed in response to “the system’s” disregard for the poor and its oppressive conditions that foster poverty. With a focus on uplifting poor and urban communities respectively, and promoting unity, justice, freedom, and self-sufficiency, FTP Movement strives to work on behalf of “the people.” As a grassroots organization, FTP Movement operates through the hearts of its members, who consistently serve with the passion to work as activists and revolutionaries.
The Feed the People Program is part of a growing list of initiatives headed by the organization. Others include Siafu Youth Corps, Mama’s Army, Atlanta Independent Artist Scene, Mothers of Black and Brown Babies (MOBBB), and Behind Enemy Lines. Activities in which the organization has been involved include the Black August Commemoration, Happily Natural Day, Poets 4 Political Prisoners, and Crew Love.
FTP Movement is embodied by its logo, an artistic representation of the Siafu Ant of Eastern Africa, a species that exemplifies the essence of teamwork. The Siafu has no eyes and no venom – only strong jaws. Individually each is small, but as a team they can strip a water buffalo down to the bone in less than an hour. FTP Movement is much like the Siafu Ant – small in size, but powerful beyond measure.
Those interested in participating in Feed the People Weekend or sponsoring a FTP Movement effort in your area, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*If you can’t make it out, Donations can be made at https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=FGLBJH5H7N6FW