Opening Statement

At the opening of each meeting, we read this statement:

We the members of Food Not Bombs, in our circle of power and respect, pledge to embrace and be mindful of our diversity by maintaining a safe environment for all participants free from racist, sexist, LGBTQIA-phobic, ageist, and ableist expression.

If a member feels that this agreement has been violated, we pledge to briefly pause the meeting and educate all members so as not to further isolate, exclude, or mistreat any individual or group.

We ask that all members identify their gender pronouns (they/them; she/her; he/him) during introductions.