[act-ma] TONIGHT! 10/22 7pm: Sustainable Agriculture & Social Justice in Mexico

Corry Banton corryb8 at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 22 07:52:18 PDT 2010

Witness for Peace Presents 
Sustainable Agriculture and Social Justice: One Garden at a Time 
With Kiado Cruz 
Friday, October 22nd 7pm 
Lucy Parsons Center 
549 Columbus Ave. 
The New England Region of Witness for Peace presents Sustainable Agriculture and Social Justice: One Garden at a Time with Kiado Cruz. Sr. Cruz is Community Organizer for RASA (La Red Autonoma por la Soberania 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, city-wide network of people who are learning, and then teaching, inner-city gardening, while rediscovering their cultural food roots. The people of RASA are reclaiming their complex agricultural and culinary heritage, "roof by roof, yard by yard." 
Senor 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, the Lucy Parsons Center 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/or promoting fair and just international trade, both in Latin America and in the U.S. 

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