Speakers

The Route

The Right2Know March took place October 1-16, 2011. The march began in New York City, gathering participants and speakers along the way, and culminated in Washington D.C at the White House on October 16th, 2011.

We would like to sincerely thank all of the stores, campgrounds, volunteers, and venues that supported the Right2Know March!


September 30:
Brooklyn, NY
4:00pm-9:00pm – Welcome center & marcher check-in at LaunchPad, 721 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
October 1:
Brooklyn, NY, United Nations
10:00am – Meet at Flatbush Coop, 1415 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn NY, for a sendoff!
11:00am-1:00pm – RALLY: Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY
3:30pm – March to United Nations for brief press conference
Overnight: – Hyatt Regency in Jersey City, NJ or camp at Liberty Harbor Marina, 11 Luis Munoz Marin Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ
October 2:
Jersey City, Newark, Millburn-Union, Springfield, NJ
8:30amLiberty Harbor Marina
11:30amSubia’s Organic Market, 506 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ
2:00pm – Health Food Market, 840 Broad Street, Newark, NJ
Overnight: Hotel 304 West, 304 Route 22, West Springfield, NJ or camp at Watchung Reservation, 452 New Providence Road, Mountainside, NJ
October 3:
Scotch Plains, New Brunswick, NJ
8:30amHotel 304 West
10:45am – RALLY: Autumn Harvest Health Food 1625 East 2nd St, Scotch Plains, NJ
4:00pm-5:00pm – MEET-UP: George Street Co-op Natural Foods Market & Cafe, 89 Morris St, New Brunswick, NJ
Overnight: Rutgers University, Continuing Studies Conference Center, 178 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ or camp at New Brunswick Bike Library, 154 Commercial Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ
October 4:
Princeton, NJ
8:30amNew Brunswick Bike Library
2:00pmWhole Earth Center, 360 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ
Overnight: – Extended Stay America Hotel, 3450 Brunswick Pike, Princeton, NJ or camp on site
October 5:
Morrisville, Trevose, PA
8:30am – Extended Stay America Hotel
12:45pm-1:45pm – MEET-UP: Big Bear Natural Foods, 322 West Trenton Avenue #1, Morrisville, PA
Overnight: Comfort Inn, 2779 Lincoln Highway, Trevose, PA or camp at Churchville Nature Center Auditorium, 501 Churchville Lane, Chruchville, PA
October 6:
Jenkintown, Philadelphia, PA
8:30am – Churchville Nature Center Auditorium
3:30pm-5:00pm – NON-GMO FOAM RALLY: Weavers Way Co-Op, 559 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia, PA
Overnight: The Gables Bed & Breakfast, 4520 Chester Avenue, Philadelphia, PA or camp inside Beaumont Warehouse, 5027 Beaumont Ave, Philadelphia, PA
October 7:
Philadelphia, PA
Heal Your Feet day! (March Break)
Sustainability Skill Share: Noon – 11:30pm – The Ellen Powell Tiberino Memorial Museum, 3819 Hamilton Street, Philadelphia, PA
October 8:
Springfield, PA; Wilmington, DE
8:30amThe Gables Bed & Breakfast, 4520 Chester Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
10:45amMartindale’s Natural Market, 1172 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA
Overnight: – Best Western, 1807 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE
October 9:
Hockessin, Newark, DE
8:30am – Best Western
3:00pm – Newark Natural Foods, 280 East Main Street, Newark, DE
Overnight: Courtyard by Marriott, 400 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE or backyard camping
October 10:
Amish Country, Darlington, MD
8:00am Courtyard by Marriott
No store visits, scenic march through Organic and non-GMO farms
Overnight: Camp Ramblewood, 2564 Silver Road, Darlington, MD
October 11:
Monkton, MD
8:00am – Camp Ramblewood
No store visits, scenic March through Organic and GMO farms
Overnight: Camp Running Bear, 17433 Big Falls Road, Monkton, MD
October 12:
Timonium, Baltimore MD
8:00am – Camp Running Bear
2:00pmMOM’s Organic Market, 20 W. Ridgely Road, Timonium, MD
Overnight: Radisson Hotel Cross Keyes, 5100 Falls Road, Baltimore MD or Mount Washington Conference Center, 5801 Smith Avenue, Baltimore, MD
October 13:
Baltimore, Ellicott City, MD
8:00am – Intersection of Schenley Road & W. Cold Springs Lane, Baltimore, MD
10:00amOK Natural Foods, 11 West Preston Street, Baltimore, MD
11:00am–6:00pm – RALLY: Maryland Institute College of Art, Meyerhoff Building, 140 W. Lafayette Ave., Baltimore, MD
Overnight: Patapsco Valley State Park, 8020 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD
October 14:
Jessup, Laurel, MD
8:00amPatapsco Valley State Park
11:00amMOM’s Organic Market, 7351 Assateague Drive, Jessup, MD
Overnight: Comfort Suites, 14402 Laurel Place, Laurel, MD
October 15:
College Park, Takoma Park, MD
8:00am – Comfort Suites
12:15pm – University of Maryland College Park (TBD)
3:00pm – Silver Spring Food Co-op, 201 Ethan Allen Avenue, Takoma Park, MD
Overnight: Hilltop Hostel, 300 Carroll Street NW, Washington, DC or backyard camping
October 16:
Washington, DC
8:15am – March begins from Hilltop Hostel, across the street from the Takoma Park Metro Station (Red Line)
12:30pm-5:00pm – WORLD FOOD DAY RALLY: At The White House in Lafayette Park, 1600 H Street, NW, Washington, DC. Marchers estimated to arrive at 12:30pm. Event to feature music from The Archives & The Human Revolution.

Featured Speakers:

  • Vandana Shiva, Indian Social Justice Activist / Founder of Navdanya – 12:45pm
  • Michael Funk, CEO of United Natural Foods – 1:30pm
  • Mom’s Panel: Robyn O’Brien, Sara Snow, & Ashley Koff – 2:00pm
  • Megan Westgate, Executive Director of Non-GMO Project – 3:00pm
  • George Siemon, CEO of Organic Valley Cooperative – 3:10pm
  • Dan Ravicher, President and Executive Director Public Patent Foundation – 3:20pm
  • Percy & Louise Schmeiser, Organic Farmers – 4:15pm
  • Elizabeth Kucinich, Organic Activist – 4:30pm