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ORFC Belly of the Beast

In the Belly of the Beast: Organising for Food Sovereignty in the US and Beyond:

This session will focus on the US Food Sovereignty Movement (USFSA) and the process of organizing for food sovereignty in the “Belly of the Beast”. We will think together about how we can work across boundaries, amongst different constituencies to mobilize for food sovereignty in contexts, like the US and the UK, from where industrial and corporate agriculture is consolidated and projected onto the world. This session is organized in the spirit of mutual learning and solidarity with the intention that new ideas, connections and inspiration can emerge from sharing the history, processes, challenges and vision of the USFSA.

The session will include a talk by Saulo Araujo from WhyHunger (US) who will present his talk, “In the Belly of the Beast”, which will provide a historical and contextual analysis of neoliberal policies and its effects on grassroots organizing in the United States. This will be followed by a dialogue between Saulo and Gisèle Yasmeen from Canada and Dee Woods from the UK, who are each engaged in their own movements working for food sovereignty in these different national contexts. The session will be introduced and moderated by Colin Anderson, who is plugged into both the USFSA and the UK Food Sovereignty Movement.

“In the Belly of the Beast: Organising for Food Sovereignty in the US and Beyond.”

Speakers: Saulo Araujo; Deirdre (Dee) Woods; Gisèle Yasmeen
Chair: Colin Ray Anderson

US Food Sovereignty Alliance

Website and Facebook
History Document
IPC Website – International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty
www.nyeleni.org – a landmark event see the major outputs, the Declaration and Synthesis report

Belly of the Beast
Click here for slides from Saulo’s presentation.

UK Food Sovereignty Movement

Twitter
People’s Food Policy
Land in our Names (Reconnecting Black Communities with Land in Britain)
Granville Community Kitchen
www.achfoodnetwork.orgTwitter

Canadian Food Sovereignty Movement

Food Secure Canada Website
TwitterFacebook
National Gathering Website

Hosts of Session

Landworkers AllianceFacebook
AgroecologyNow at the Centre for Agroecology, Water and ResilienceFacebookTwitter

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