Join OWS Trade Justice for a track of workshops at the Brooklyn Food Conference on the fight against free trade agreements that benefit corporate agribusiness at the expense of consumers, indigenous peoples, Afrodescendant communities, family farmers, farmed animals, wildlife, and the environment.
Date: Saturday, May 12th, 2012
Location: Brooklyn Technical High School, Room 5W12
29 Fort Greene Place Brooklyn, New York 11217
Admission is free; preregister here.
11AM-12:15AM: Free Trade vs. Safe, Just, and Sustainable Food
w/ Kathy Ozer (National Family Farm Coalition, Leticia Alanis (La Union), Daira Quiñones (Mutual Association Afro-Colombian for Integrated Development and Entrepreneurship (AMDAE), and John Kinsman, President, Family Farm Defenders.
2:00PM-3:15PM: Globalizing Agribusiness: Free Trade, Factory Farms, and Genetically Modified Food
w/ Adam Weissman (Global Justice for Animals and the Environment) , John E. Peck (Family Farm Defenders), and Noam Mohr
w/ Christina Schiavoni ( WhyHunger) and Adam Weissman (Global Justice for Animals and the Environment)
Learn how the Obama administration and Congress are helping corporate agribusiness use NAFTA-style free trade agreements to create markets worldwide for genetically modified crops and factory farmed animal products at the expense of consumers, farmers, workers, animals, and the environment. Find out what we can do to stop it. Continue reading
A participatory session to plan strategies and actions to fight free trade agreements that destroy farming communities, make our food unsafe, and globalize unsustainable industrial agriculture. Learn about the latest free trade agreements threatening our food system, hear about past organizing efforts from seasoned activists, and then: get organized! Continue reading
An information-packed session on the threats of free trade agreements and how we can fight to globalize food justice, not corporate control of our food. Learn how “free” trade hurts farmers, forces migration, exploits labor, jeopardizes food safety, supports factory farming, and otherwise undermines the goals of the food movement. Continue reading