BiG TeA PaRtY’s
[Photos: Fruit and grain by ELIZABETH FIEND; Center: BiG TeA PaRtY video still]
BiG TeA PaRtY’s mission is to promote a sustainable living trinity — nutrition, environmentalism and community service — a practical, rewarding lifestyle where one’s actions won’t have a negative effect on future generations.
We use digital media, the written word and public events to share ideas for leading a creative, low-impact, low-cost, politically engaged lifestyle. We embrace the DIY ‘do it yourself’ philosophy which emphasizes the power of the individual.
[Photos by: TONY FARINA; ELLEN REYNOLDS]
Our goal is to use our films, articles, art and multimedia website to generate a dialogue with people of all types on how they can be agents of social change by engaging in environmentalism, community activism and the politics of food.
Speak to us! Ask us questions here. Our philosophy is action oriented. Start a dialog of your own.
[Photos by ELIZABETH FIEND; VALERIE KELLER]
Big TeA PaRtY has presented their films, sometimes in conjunction with nutritional demonstrations, in neighborhood settings, schools, shopping malls, super markets, movie theaters, out door events and at conferences. But the main venue of our work over the past eight years has been television.
In this growing climate of media consolidation independent sources of information and individual storytelling are vital to keeping our media and informational diet diverse, vibrant and questioning the status quo. Please support us and our work, it can be a scary, lonely world out there.
Make a donation to BiG TeA PatRtY!
[PHOTOS BY: GRETJEN CLAUSING; JIM WASSERMAN; VALERIE KELLER]
BiG TeA PaRtY also creates educational tools, in the form of video and the written word, which are then used by other organizations to further their causes.
Some organizations and how they have used our educational tools:
ACT UP, Philly, uses our video to fill the mini-TV screens on buses headed to political actions.
ACT UP, NY, used the same video as community outreach in Harlem. They chose our video because it shows how diverse people can work together.
Urban Nutrition Initiative, as an aid to their nutrition based curriculum in the West Philly public schools
UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, US Partnership, sustainable living outreach
Simon Gratz High School, Germantown, Phila., “The Many Dimensions of Health,” Health Fair
Free Library of Philadelphia, Public Screenings, Banned Book Week
Public Television member stations WYBE, WHYY, Broadcast
Triskeles Foundation, Youth Experiential Learning Program
The Philadelphia Tribune, Political activism
University of Pennsylvania, Environment Club
University of Alberta, Art as Activism Exhibit / screening
Berlin Activist Convention, Activism screening
Free Speech TV, Satellite TV broadcast
Manhattan Neighborhood Network, Cablecast
DUTV, Drexel University, Cablecast
Women in Transition, Healthy food
ADBusters, Gun Violence in America
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Since 1989, BiG TeA PaRtY has been a maverick in the use of applying high quality artistic creativity and a lively sense of fun to topics which are often dealt with in a dry and somber manner. A reporter for the Chicago Tribune said “BiG TeA PaRtY host Elizabeth Fiend was the only person on TV who was combining artistic flights of fancy with straightforward arguments and substantive you-are-there reporting.”
BiG TeA PaRtY: We’re here to provide nourishment and seed enthusiasm for personal and social change. Remember, we love you. Leave comments!