This Sunday, three grassroots activist groups are hosting a potluck dinner geared towards getting your ideas on the table and then funded. What could be better, and more soothing, than sharing some good food and your urban aspirations with some neighbors? The way that this grassroots idea-gathering initiative works is this: Pay ten bucks to get in, or bring a dish to pass along and only pay five bucks. Then listen to the different ideas submitted and find out who gets to take home the cash. The winner must apply the funds to the idea that he or she submitted. Obviously we are not talking about expensive initiatives here (unless thousands of people show up). Rather the hope is that someone will walk away with a nice chunk of change that can be applied to a grassroots initiative such as a guerrilla gardening group or a public art project (just sayin’).
This Sunday Soup (see national site) seconds as a one-year birthday party for Buffalo Barn Raisers (see info) – a group that is dedicated to working on communal feel-good projects throughout the city. The event is sponsored by Sugar City, Buffalo First!, and Buffalo Barn Raisers and is being held at Adam Mickiewicz Library & Dramatic Circle. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own plates, bowls, cups and utensils. It really doesn’t get any more grassroots than this. Plus, this is a fantastic way to meet people in the community who are out to get some cool stuff done. If you are interested in submitting a proposal and attending the Sunday Soup, see the poster below for all of the details.
* Tom Van Deusen “Rearing Your Tween”
* Madeleine Cutrona “Urban Biospy”
* Sugar City (in conjunction with a CEPA/InCubate residency) “Sunday Soup”
* Dietrich-Olivier Schulze “1,000Tamborines” & Jordan Dalton “Ecological Disaster Tour”
* Damian Weber “Moomins Redux”
* Liz Flyntz “Erotic Economies”
* Pat Cain “Community Garden”
* Mad Cap Horse- Student Soup winners Buffalo Environmental Documentary
* Dan Carosa-Drug Party: Local Cassette Tape Label
Adam Mickiewicz Library & Dramatic Circle | 612 Fillmore Avenue