What does food justice mean to you? Have you ever wondered why, if the world produces enough food for everyone, there are close to 1 billion people left hungry? In Latin America alone, small farmers are undermined by mining and large-scale monoculture farming, not to mention harmful regional trading policies. When these small farmers and indigenous and Afro-Latino communities try to organize against these trends, they are met with violence and injustice. If you would like to help these communities in their quest for justice please consider registering for this year’s Ecumenical Advocacy Days in Washington, D.C. on April 5th-8th where we will explore what it means to have food justice for the entire world.
Join activists from across the country as they travel to Washington, D.C. for a series of workshops with speakers from all over the world! At Ecumenical Advocacy Days this year, you’ll have the chance to hear from extraordinary presenters from Haiti, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua who have dedicated themselves to building peace and campaigning for a world in which one third of all food is not wasted! You’ll learn about sustainable agriculture in Haiti, three years after the most devastating natural disaster in the country’s history. We’ll have conversations with community activists fighting back against metallic mining industries in El Salvador. Central American activists will give you their accounts of the struggles of displaced communities due to African palm and sugar production. And after taking all this in, we’ll arrange for you to talk with your member of Congress about how they can support the fight to end hunger, improve nutrition, and create more just and sustainable food systems both here in the United States and around the world.
You won’t want to miss out on this great lineup of workshops:
• Haiti Reconstruction Efforts and Challenges for Sustainable Agriculture
• Faith, Food and Justice: Lessons from Oaxaca
• Building a Transnational Movement to respond to the challenges of the mining industry in El Salvador and Central America
• Land and Food Justice: Monoculture and Conflict in Central America
• An Ecology of Liberation: Communities Practicing Sustainable Agriculture Right Now
To see full descriptions and speakers for these workshops, click here.
And these workshops only scratch the surface of what’s available at EAD. If you want to go beyond Latin America, you can also choose from more than 45 workshops in the entire conference covering a plethora of domestic and international issues, including a series of trainings on grassroots organizing. So take a moment to explore the EAD website, invite your friends and family, and register now for this special weekend.
Also, don’t forget to stop by the LAWG table at Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2013!