SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE: Cultivating Peace, One Garden at a Time
Kiado Cruz, Community Organizer, RASA (Autonomous Network for Food Sovereignty), Oaxaca, Mexico
Friday, October 29, 2010
Community meal at 6 pm
Presentation at 7 pm
At The Waysmeet Center (across from “C” parking lot), 15 Mill Rd, Durham NH / Parking in “C” lot and downtown Durham
The New England Region of Witness for Peace brings us Kiado Cruz, a Community Organizer for RASA (La Red Autónoma por la Soberanía Alimentaria: The Autonomous Network for Food Sovereignty). RASA is a spin-off of UniTierra, a school that concentrates on indigenous forms of education such as mentoring, horizontal networking and apprenticeship, community service, and environmental sustainability. RASA is an ever-increasing, citywide network of people who are learning, and then teaching, inner-city gardening, while rediscovering their cultural food roots.
Señor Cruz will speak on sustainable agriculture as well as the community organizing that has been instrumental in the current autonomous movements in Oaxaca and Chiapas. He will also address questions about the effects of U.S. trade policies and increasing privatization that have been damaging to Mexico, and about related migration issues.With this presentation, Witness for Peace New England aims to enrich the cross-borders dialogue between those who are creating and supporting local food systems and local economies; engaging in education reform; advocating for immigration reform; and promoting fair and just international trade.
Free and open to the public, though donations much appreciated!
For more information contact 603-862-1165 or email@example.com
Sponsored by Witness for Peace New England, American Friends Service Committee – NH, The United Campus Ministry to UNH, Greater Seacoast Permaculture Group & Seacoast Peace Response