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Justice Begins with Seeds Food Sovereignty Summit May 18-19, 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012 at 9:00 AM - Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 5:00 PM (PDT)

San Francisco, United States

Justice Begins with Seeds Food Sovereignty Summit May...

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8:00 AM

DAY ONE

FRIDAY, MAY 18

LOCATION: THE WOMEN’S BUILDING 3543 18th St. #8 San Francisco, CA 94110 (between Guerrero St. and Valencia St.)

REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST

9:00 AM

CEREMONY by Luis Vasquez-Gomez INTRODUCTION by Miguel Robles, Biosafety Alliance

9:10 AM

PLENARY SPEAKER

Anuradha Mittal, Oakland Institute

9:30 AM-10:30

GLOBAL VOICES ON FOOD SOVEREIGNTY: Indigenous Perspec- tives on Seed, International Initiatives, and Global Action

Phrang Roy, Indigenous Partnership for Agro-biodiversity and Food Sovereignty, India

Adelita San Vicente, Semillas de Vida; “Sin Maiz no hay Pais” 30 MIN. BREAKOUT INTO GROUPS
15 MIN. WRAP UP

10 MIN. BREAK

10:40 AM-11:40

THE RIGHT TO KNOW GE FOOD: Multilevel Campaigns - Organizing from the Grassroots to Corporate Shareholders

Karen Swift, Biosafety Alliance

Dave Murphy, Food Democracy Now 30 MIN. BREAKOUT INTO GROUPS
15 MIN. WRAP UP

5 MIN. BREAK

11:45 AM-12:45 PM

FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND SUSTAINABILITY: Stories of Success Growing Local Food Economies

Mr. Tezozomoc, South Central Farms Scott Hackenberg, RSF Social Finance

30 MIN. BREAKOUT INTO GROUPS 15 MIN. WRAP UP 

 

12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

LUNCH

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

OCCUPY THE FOOD SYSTEM: From the Field to the Backyard and 2012 Farm Bill Implications

Antonio Roman-Alcala, SFUAA Armando Nieto, CFJC
30 MIN. BREAKOUT INTO GROUPS 15 MIN. WRAP UP

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

WRAP UP NEXT STEPS

Facilitators: Malin Alegria and Miguel Robles 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

NETWORKING

-- LOCATION CHANGE --

MOVE TO: ERIC QUEZADA CENTER FOR CULTURE AND POLITICS 518 VALENCIA STREET (between 16th and 17th)

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

SEED EXCHANGE & PANEL DISCUSSION: Cooperative Strategies Toward Seed Sovereignty

Patrick O’Connor, BASIL
Rebecca Newburn, JL Hudson Seedsman Rowan White, Sierra Seed Cooperative
David Theodoropoulos, JL Hudson Seedsman

-- LOCATION CHANGE --

MOVE TO: BUENA VISTA HORACE MANN K-8 COMMUNITY SCHOOL 3351 23RD STREET (between Valencia St. and Bartlett St.)

7:00 PM

KEY NOTE PRESENTATION

Winona LaDuke, Honor the Earth 

 

DAY TWO

SATURDAY, MAY 19

LOCATION: BUENA VISTA HORACE MANN K-8 SCHOOL 3551 23rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
(between Valencia St. and Bartlett St.)

8:00 AM

REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST

9:00 AM

CEREMONY by Luis Vasquez-Gomez WELCOME by Miguel Robles, Biosafety Alliance

Track 1 - GLOBAL VOICES ON FOOD SOVEREIGNTY:

Indigenous Perspectives on Seeds, International Initiatives and Global Action

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

INDIGENOUS VOICES ON SEED AND TRADITION

Facilitators: Karen Swift, Katherine Zavala, Yeshica Weerasekera Gathuru Mburu, African Food Sovereignty Alliance, Kenya Lilian Amarilis Guamuch, Afedes, Guatemala
Mpatheleni Makaulule, Vha Venda Nation, South Africa Luis Magana, Comite del Maiz Criollo, Stockton

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

INTERNATIONAL MOVEMENT BUILDING

Phrang Roy, Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty, India
Adelita San Vicente, Semillas de Vida; “Sin Maiz no hay Pais”. Mexico Mariama Sonko, Association of Young Farmers of Casamance, Senegal Martin Gomez Sanchez, Centro Agropecuario para el Desarrollo Rural, Mexico

10:45 AM - 11:20 AM

GLOBAL STRATEGIES TO RIO+20

Victor Mennoti, International Forum on Globalization Jeff Conant, Global Justice Ecology Project
Laetitia Mailhes, Nourish 9 Billion

10 MIN. BREAK 

 

Track 2 - THE RIGHT TO KNOW ABOUT GE FOOD:

Multilevel Campaigns - Organizing From the Grassroots to the Corporate Shareholders

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

WHAT IS HAPPENING FEDERALLY

Facilitators: Malin Alegria, Frank Plughof, Karen Swift Rebecca Spector, Center for Food Safety
Devika Ghai, Pesticide Action Network
Dave Murphy, Food Democracy Now

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

LOCAL MOVEMENTS

Pamm Larry, Label GMO’s California Chris Hardy, Jackson County Oregon Sabrina Siegel, GMO Free Oregon

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

MEDIA AND STRATEGY

Robin Carpenter, Writer and Journalist Liz Hosken, GAIA Foundation UK Andrew Behar, As You Sow

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

LUNCH

Track 3 - FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND SUSTAINABILITY: Stories of Success - Growing Local Food Economies

1:45 PM - 2:25 PM

COOPERATIVES & FOOD BUSINESS

Facilitator: Mr. Tezozomoc, South Central Farmers Cooperative Yoni Landau, COFED

Caryl Levine, Lotus Foods
Dana Harvey, Mandela Marketplace
 

 

2:25 PM - 3:00 PM

STORIES FROM SUSTAINABLE FARMERS and INVESTING IN THEM

Maria Catalan, Catalan Farms
Rev. Roosevelt Tarlesson, Tarlesson Farms Theo Ferguson, Slow Money

10 MIN. BREAK

Track 4 - OCCUPY THE FOOD SYSTEM from the Field to the Backyard & 2012 FARM BILL IMPLICATIONS

3:10 PM - 3:40 PM

URBAN GRASSROOTS: Community Action and Cross Sector Organizing
Facilitator: Kay Cuajunco, Bay Localize

Kelly Carlisle, Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project Julio Madrigal, Enhancing Access to Gardens & Revolutionizing

Urban Backyards (EAT GRUB) Ashoka Finley, Gill Tract Farmers Collective

3:40 PM - 4:20 PM

BRIDGING THE GAPS: Intersection Between Food Access and Community Organizing

Facilitator: Facilitator: Hai Vo, Live Real Maya Salsedo, Rooted in Community

Doria Robinson, Urban Tilth Dana Frasz, Food Shift Aileen Suzara, Pie Ranch

4:20 PM - 5:00 PM

FARM BILL 2012 GLOBAL IMPLICATIONS

Facilitator: Antonio Roman-Alcala, SFUAA
Armando Nieto, California Food Justice Coalition

Adam Scow, Food and Water Watch Christopher Cook, Author and Journalist Navina Khana, Live Real 


 

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM

CLOSING REMARKS

5:15 PM

DINNER

6:00 PM

FILM: BITTER SEEDS and Q&A WITH DIRECTOR

Micha X. Peled, Director Bitter Seeds

About the film:

Biotechnology is changing the way farming is done all over the world. Advocates believe the “New Green Revolution” is the only way to provide sufficient food for the world’s growing population while opponents raise environmental concerns and fear that GMOs drive small-scale farmers off the land. Bitter Seeds explores the controversy — from a village in India that uses genetically modified seeds to U.S. government agencies that promote them. 

 

 


 


 

 

 
 
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3543 18th St # 8
San Francisco, 94110

Friday, May 18, 2012 at 9:00 AM - Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 5:00 PM (PDT)


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