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PopUp Market PopOff! at Food For Thought Books

May 4, 2013 from 1pm to 4pm
Join Food For Thought as we launch our May PopUp Shop! LOCAL VENDORS SELLING HOMEMADE JEWELERY, CLOTHING, BODY-CARE PRODUCTS GIFTS & MORE! FACE PAINTING! LIVE MUSIC! FUN!Food For Thought Books, a radical bookstore which is run as a worker collective in downtown Amherst,  is opening it’s space to local community vendors.  Using an innovative PopUpShop model, Food For Thought will act as a venue to showcase and sell the products of local craftspeople and artisans during the month of May.  See More
Apr 18, 2013

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Apr 18, 2013
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Permaculture for Ecological & Social Transformation: a design certificate course in eleven weekend day sessions at Northampton, MA

November 6, 2010 at 9am to April 9, 2011 at 5pm
ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE.....a design certificate course in eleven weekend day sessions with Lisa DePiano, Jonathan Bates, & Friends Northampton, MACourse Dates: Nov: 6-7, 13; Dec: 4; Jan: 8; Feb: 5; March: 12-13; April: 2-3, 9As we face the devastating impact of increased militarism, peak oil, climate change, and growing social and economic inequality, permaculture offers us skills, tools, solutions and strategies for healing social and ecological systems. Permaculture is a vision, design…See More
Sep 16, 2010
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Permaculture for Ecological & Social Transformation: an introduction at Food For Thought Books

September 22, 2010 from 7pm to 9pm
Join local farmer, activist and educator Lisa DePiano for a presentation & discussion about the transformative power of permaculture.As we face the devastating impact of increased militarism, peak oil, climate change, and growing social and economic inequality, permaculture offers us skills, tools, solutions and strategies for healing social and ecological systems. Permaculture is vision, design system, and global movement that draws on patterns and principles found in nature to meet human…See More
Sep 9, 2010
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From Brooklyn to Mexico: The Making of a Graphic Novel - With Christopher Cardinale, artist, Mr. Mendoza’s Paintbrush at Food for Thought Books Collective

October 2, 2010 from 11am to 1pm
How does an artist take an 11-page work of fiction, re-imagine it visually, and turn it into a 60-page graphic novel? Artist Christopher Cardinale presents a two-part program that brings to life the process of creating Mr. Mendoza's Paintbrush (Cinco Puntos Press), a new graphic novel for young readers based on a short story by award-winning author Luis Alberto Urrea. Using slides of sketches and photographs made during a research trip to the Mexican town where the story was set, Christopher…See More
Sep 3, 2010
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Artists in Times of Peril: a talk with New Orleans based artists about the BP Drilling Disaster at Food For Thought Books Collective

July 14, 2010 from 4:30pm to 6pm
Join us for an informal talk with New Orleans based artist Nick Slie about the BP Drilling Disaster and how it is impacting his community and others throughout the Gulf Coast. Nick will also discuss the role of artists in times of peril and what he and other artists are doing, in collaboration with advocacy groups, to spread the word about their home.Nick Slie is Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of the New Orleans based performance collective Mondo Bizarro. He is in residence at the Ko…See More
Jul 12, 2010
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Roots To Resistance: a fundraiser at Food For Thought Books Collective

July 24, 2010 from 7pm to 10pm
art and activism collide at benefit to supportROOTS TO RESISTANCEan art and activism projectby Denise BeaudetFood For Thought Books Collective joins forces with local artist Denise Beaudet to celebrate the life and work of twelve women activists from around the world and raise funds for her most recently art and activism project—Roots To Resistance. Join us for an evening of art, storytelling, music, food, and activism and contribute to this critical and inspiring project. There will be a $25-5…See More
Jul 8, 2010
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Roots To Resistance: a fundraiser at Food For Thought Books Collective

July 24, 2010 from 7pm to 10pm
art and activism collide at benefit to supportROOTS TO RESISTANCEan art and activism projectby Denise BeaudetFood For Thought Books Collective joins forces with local artist Denise Beaudet to celebrate the life and work of twelve women activists from around the world and raise funds for her most recently art and activism project—Roots To Resistance. Join us for an evening of art, storytelling, music, food, and activism and contribute to this critical and inspiring project. There will be a $25-5…See More
Jul 6, 2010
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Roots To Resistance: a fundraiser at Food For Thought Books Collective

July 24, 2010 from 7pm to 10pm
art and activism collide at benefit to supportROOTS TO RESISTANCEan art and activism projectby Denise BeaudetFood For Thought Books Collective joins forces with local artist Denise Beaudet to celebrate the life and work of twelve women activists from around the world and raise funds for her most recently art and activism project—Roots To Resistance. Join us for an evening of art, storytelling, music, food, and activism and contribute to this critical and inspiring project. There will be a $25-5…See More
Jun 30, 2010
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Understanding the Crash: spoken word, multimedia & live music with radical comic book artist Seth Tobocman & Friends at Food For Thought Books

June 15, 2010 from 7pm to 9pm
Join us for an evening of spoken word and live music with radical comic book artists Seth Tobocman & Friends including Eric Laursen (co-author of Understanding the Crash), Eric Blitz, Andy Laties, and Rebecca Migdal.Understanding the Crash starts with a simple question that still haunts us all: What has happened to the world economy?This topic obviously remains an important focus today in Washington. President Obama’s petition calling forth supporters of Wall Street reform states, “It’s…See More
Jun 2, 2010
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Understanding the Crash: spoken word, multimedia & live music with radical comic book artist Seth Tobocman at Food For Thought Books

June 15, 2010 from 7pm to 9pm
Join us for an evening of spoken word and live music with radical comic book artists Seth Tobocman & Friends including Eric Laursen (co-author of Understanding the Crash), Eric Blitz, Andy Laties, and Rebecca Migdal.Understanding the Crash starts with a simple question that still haunts us all: What has happened to the world economy?This topic obviously remains an important focus today in Washington. President Obama’s petition calling forth supporters of Wall Street reform states, “It’s…See More
May 25, 2010
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The Battle of Chile & Chile, Obstinate Memory at Food For Thought Books

February 3, 2010 from 7pm to 9pm
On September 11, 1973, President Salvador Allende's democratically elected Chilean government was overthrown in a bloody coup led by General Augusto Pinochet. Patricio Guzmán and five colleagues had been filming the political developments in Chile throughout the nine months leading up to that day. The bombing of the Presidential Palace, in which Allende died, would now become the ending for Guzmán's seminal documentary The Battle of Chile (1975-76), an epic chronicle of that country's open and…See More
Feb 3, 2010
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The Battle of Chile & Chile, Obstinate Memory at Food For Thought Books

February 3, 2010 from 7pm to 9pm
On September 11, 1973, President Salvador Allende's democratically elected Chilean government was overthrown in a bloody coup led by General Augusto Pinochet. Patricio Guzmán and five colleagues had been filming the political developments in Chile throughout the nine months leading up to that day. The bombing of the Presidential Palace, in which Allende died, would now become the ending for Guzmán's seminal documentary The Battle of Chile (1975-76), an epic chronicle of that country's open and…See More
Jan 27, 2010
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THE YEAR OF WANTING A Very Small Shadow Show About The Depths Of Hell at Food For Thought Books

December 2, 2009 from 7pm to 8pm
THE YEAR OF WANTING is an exquisite hand-cranked, candle-illuminated shadow show, based primarily on the Greek myth of Persephone, and including a patchwork of other winter myths and folktales. Poetic, delicate, dark, and moving, the show riffs on all things cold and snowy, using live original music, elements from butoh, fan dancing, and traditional storytelling. Full of goblins, bears, lovers, root cellars, snow, hell, and magic, THE YEAR OF WANTING, is unlike anything you've ever seen…See More
Nov 23, 2009
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The Forest For The Trees: a film and discussion with filmmaker Bernadine Mellis at Food For Thought Books

October 21, 2009 from 6pm to 7pm
THE FOREST FOR THE TREES is an intimate look at an unlikely team of young activists and old lefties who come together to battle the U.S. government.Filmmaker Bernadine Mellis is the daughter of 68-year-old civil rights lawyer Dennis Cunningham. Dennis started out his career representing the Black Panthers and the Weathermen.Judi Bari was an Earth First! leader who was one of the first to place as much importance on the legacy and future of the trees as she did on timber workers' lives and…See More
Oct 21, 2009

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What town do you live in?
Amherst, MA
In which disciplines do you work or exhibit?
Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Film, Video, Clay, Sculpture, Installation, Performance, Dance, Theater, Words
Artist Statement/Bio
"specializing in all manner of nourishment for the heart and mind"
Describe your organization or gallery
Food For Thought Books is a not-for-profit workers' book collective located in downtown Amherst since 1976. We are dedicated to creating spaces for progressive and radical voices that are otherwise marginalized by the mainstream media through author readings, community events, and hand-picked books.
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http://www.foodforthoughtbooks.com

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