Join us for public events Sunday October 12
After many years of careful planning, we are proud to be hosting the Africa-US Food Sovereignty Strategy Summit in Seattle Oct 10-14! Ten African leaders are coming to Seattle to meet with AGRA Watch and leaders from over a dozen US organizations – (see who will participate in meeting). To find out how you can support these efforts as a volunteer or host, please contact us!
The Global Struggle for Food Sovereignty: A Discussion with African Food Leaders & Farmers
Sunday, October 12
5pm Reception, 7pm Panel
Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave
Simultaneous interpretation provided in American Sign Language. Induction Loop for hard of hearing also available at Town Hall.
African farmers are fighting for “food sovereignty,” the right of all people everywhere to control their food systems. You are invited to hear first-hand from African food leaders and farmers about how corporate “philanthropists” like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are working to transform African small-holder agriculture into American-style industrial agri-business, with all its problems. Join us for a reception and a panel discussion to learn about the struggle for global food sovereignty and how we can work in solidarity to change these alarming trends.
5pm Pre-Event Reception: Tickets $15-$25
Join us for a Reception welcoming Food Sovereignty leaders from Africa & the US to Seattle. Food, beverage and entrance to main event included with purchase of ticket. Beer and wine will be available for sale. Buy tickets here, and at the door.
7pm- Moderated Panel with African Food Sovereignty Leaders
$5 Suggested Donation
- Million Belay, Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa and MELCA-Ethiopia
- Mariam Mayet, African Centre for Biosafety, South Africa
- Elizabeth Mpofu, ZIMSOFF, La Via Campesina Africa, Zimbabwe
The Africa-US Food Sovereignty Strategy Summit has been organized in collaboration with the following organizations:
African Centre for Biosafety (South Africa), Food First, Grassroots International, IDEX-International Development Exchange, Kenya Food Rights Alliance, National Family Farm Coalition, Pesticide Action Network North America – PANNA, We are the Solution (Burkina Faso), WhyHunger
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