Events

The Cooking Activist Company

President: Libby Mahoney, The Cooking Activist

We raise awareness about human trafficking and modern-day slavery.  Agricultural slavery is still happening in America and around the world. Slavery in the sex industry and most service industries are rampant everywhere!

Services Offered

Human Trafficking Awareness Events: Libby can be a speaker/teacher for your next human trafficking awareness event.
 Please email us with any questions and inquiries.
Upcoming Events:
August 2nd: Nefarious, Merchant of Souls documentary screening at Journey Church of Jacksonville.  The Cooking Activist Company will be supplying the desserts for this public and free event.  It starts at 6:30pm.  This event is hosted by the Freed Firm and Family Support Services in order to raise awareness about child sex trafficking and to raise support for the foster care system in Florida. This event is on facebook.
July 11th:  Dreams Die Hard, a documentary about sex trafficking, will be shown at UNF at 6pm.  We will be exhibitors for this event that is open to the public.
May 25th: March Against Monsato!  A march is being organized for gmo awareness in Riverside and at the St Johns Town Center at 2pm!

March against Monsanto

May 11th and May 25th:  Our Market days for May, with the warmer weather finally here we expect the market to be very busy!
May 4th:  It’s All About Mom fundraising event hosted by the Zonta Club of Jacksonville.  We were a sponsor for the event featuring local Jacksonville celebrities and their moms.
We are at the St Johns River Farmers Market every other week throughout March and April.
January 26th, February 2nd, and 9th:  Alpine Grove Park from 10am – 2pm.  We will have Valentine’s Sugar Cookies, Mini Cupcakes, Gluten free products, and our best sellers; classic chocolate chip and delightful oatmeal cookies.  We will be offering Fair Trade Gift Baskets for sale with coffee, tea, chocolates, and cookies!  Place an order for that special someone today!
January 19th, 2013Get Fit with Friends and Family Day!  A Health and Wellness Expo at Alpine Grove Park.  There is a one mile fun run/walk that starts at 8am and an Arbor Day Tree Planting after that.  We will be there and many other vendors as well!  Register form: mayomedia.com  to be dropped off at Weaver and Stratton Pediatric Dentistry.  This is a free event for the whole family from 8am – Noon!
January 11th, 2013:  Human Trafficking Awareness Day!  We provided our delicious fair trade and organic mini cupcakes for a community event hosted by the Northeast Florida Human Trafficking Coalition.  The documentary, Nefarious Merchant of Souls was shown to raise awareness and educate the community about human trafficking and the sex slave trade.
December 15th and 22nd: We will be at the St Johns River Farmers Market from 10am – 2pm, with Christmas Cookies!!  Check out our farmers market page for a list of the Christmas cookies that we will be selling in December!  You can pre-order Christmas baskets as well!  Email us at thecookingactivist@gmail.com for an order form.  You can also contact us through this website and our facebook page: The Cooking Activist Company.

December 8th: We are going to be a part of a Human Trafficking Awareness Luncheon located at Celebration Church, Jacksonville Florida from 11am – 2pm.  Tickets are on sale for $20 for adults and $12 for college students.  Contact Monica Greenblott at healthnjustice@gmail.com to purchase your tickets or you can purchase them through the Zonta Club of Jacksonville.

December 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd: Come and check us out at the St. Johns River Farmers Market at Alpine Grove Park!  December 8th is the markets Christmas and Fair with pictures with Santa and live music!  We will also be selling our Christmas Cookies starting on December 8th and we will have Christmas baskets available for pre-order as well!

Starting on November 10th we will be vendors at the St. Johns River Farmers Market on rt 13!  We will be there on Nov 10th and 17th and also on December 15th and 22nd!  We will sell our fair trade and organic cookies, muffins, and we will have samples of fresh pie!!

October 20th, 2012:  We donated cookies to help Rethreaded with their Shop for Freedom event!

October 15th, 2012:  We officially became an LLC today!! I have made the switch from Sole Proprietor to and LLC!  Health and Justice Enterprises is the name of our company!

September 22nd, 2012:  We donated cookies and muffins, made with fair trade and organic ingredients, to the SCTNow.org Jacksonville 5k walk at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.  I was joined by World Relief Jacksonville and Fusion Ministries – Tabitha House.  I had a great time telling people about why they should purchase fair trade products and where they can buy them!

February 11th, 2012, The Cooking Activist Company provide appetizers for The Mukti Ball.  The Ball was organized by Rethreaded, which is an organization founded by my friend, Kristin Keen.   They are fighting trafficking and the sex trade in Jacksonville, FL.  We made bacon wrapped sausages and spinach bread for the event, which served about 150 people.  Check out Rethreaded’s website at http://www.rethreaded.com.

January 11th, 2012 was human trafficking awareness day.  The Cooking Activist Company provided finger food, dessert and drinks for the Junior League of Jacksonville’s Dine and Discuss event.  This event was open to the community of Northeast Florida and the purpose was to raise awareness about the global and local issues surrounding human trafficking and modern day slavery.  We served mini meatballs, antipasto platters of meats, cheeses, olives, and fruit, we provide homemade spinach bread, and fair trade tea and coffee.   We also baked fair trade/organic cupcakes for dessert.  We served about 75-100 people for this event.

My last human trafficking event for 2011, was on Saturday, September 24th at the Morocco Shrine Auditorium in Jacksonville, FL.  There was a 5k walk/run to benefit SCTNow, Stop Child Trafficking Now and a vendor fair for organizations and local abolitionists to inform the public about the many ways people around the world are enslaved and trafficked.  I set up a table with information about slave labor and human trafficking.  I also be sold some fair trade and organic cookies, classic chocolate chip and my delightful oatmeal cookie.  I passed out my menu, and networked with my fellow human trafficking abolitionists, and educated others about agricultural slavery.  Anyone intersted in having The Cooking Activist set up at your next human trafficking awareness event, please contact me with details!  I’ve been participating in human trafficking awareness events since January 2011.

My first non-fiction book, is called Cooking From Scratch and Making a Statement, which is not yet published.  I want to teach women about the issues that affect our food supply; modern-day slavery, genetically modified organisms, and nutrient-empty, over processed diets.  I also want to reach out and tell readers about eating to support the body that God gave them in order to strengthen their bodies, bring Him glory, and how good health can help take the gospel to the lost and hurting in the world.  Human trafficking and modern-day slavery are issues entrenched in our food supply throughout the world.  I want to show women how they can make a difference just by the choices they make at the grocery store.  The fair trade movement enables consumers to have a guarantee that the products they use are ethically sourced, free from slave labor, and the abuse of children.  I use fair trade ingredients in my recipes to raise awareness about this issue and to empower consumers to make ethical choices when shopping.

Email: thecookingactivist@gmail.com

I’m also on facebook, please like my page:  The Cooking Activist Company

Follow me on Twitter: @libmahoney

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One Response to “Events”

  1. Linda Kelley August 21, 2011 at 12:51 pm #

    Hello Libby it was so nice to meet you at Monicas. Love your site. Will have to stay in touch. Looking forward to moving forward in his will.

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