Announcing Sept 2011 CAGJ & Witness for Peace Delegation to Oaxaca!
Please see other organization’s delegations below!
Food, Farms & the Roots of Migration: Communities Cultivating Change, Sept 21 – Oct 1, 2011
Join Witness for Peace Northwest and Community Alliance for Global Justice in a special travel delegation focused on food sovereignty!
Travel to southern Mexico to explore the connections between U.S. policies and corporate practices that impact farming, food sovereignty, food availability and access, as well as immigration, across Mexico and US communities.
Oaxaca is a state in southern Mexico with one of the largest indigenous populations in the country. Its immense cultural, geographic, and bio-diversity are contrasted with deepening poverty and the ever-increasing migration of Oaxacans to the US. It is also home to vibrant indigenous peoples’ and small farmers’ movements that are fighting for the right to save and grow their own seeds in the original birthplace of corn. Learn about the complexities of this state and the movements being formed to make a better world possible!
Meet with small farmers, indigenous groups, union leaders, Via Campesina affiliates & others struggling for justice and food sovereignty.
Learn how these communities and their daily lives are impacted by NAFTA and migration. Witness the many ways communities are successfully coming together to identify and face the challenges of food security while preserving environmental and cultural values. Discover connections to your own home community. Oaxacan family homestay included.
Take action! We provide action tools and informational materials to help you bring these experiences home. Join like-minded volunteers in Witness for Peace NW and CAGJ to put what we learn into practice in the Northwest!
Cost: Approx. $1250 plus airfare (includes deposit all meals, accommodations, facilitation, translation, & transport in Mexico. Also covers an orientation/training session, extensive reading materials, & action tools).
Fundraising: WFP delegates have a track record of fundraising success. Contact us for ideas. Don’t let cost stop you from participating!
Applications are required (along with $150 non-refundable deposit). Apply online today here. Download Delegation Flyer here (.pdf file). Interested in receiving updates as delegation plans develop? Email [email protected] to be added to the delegation listserve.
Questions? Contact Kristen at [email protected] or 206.290.3919.
Delegation co-coordinated by CAGJ and Witness for Peace: Witness for Peace (WFP) is a politically independent, grassroots organization of people committed to nonviolence and led by faith and conscience. Our mission is to support peace, justice, and sustainable economies in the Americas by changing US policies and corporate practices that contribute to poverty and oppression in Latin America and the Caribbean.
We encourage you to consider joining one of the following delegations!
Food First Food Sovereignty Tours
Find out more here!
San Francisco Office: 415-255-7296, communications[at]globalexchange.org
Global Exchange has a plethora of delegations, and we cannot possibly list all of them here. If you would like to further explore these opportunities, go to their Reality Tours page.
Formed in 1990, SOA Watch has tirelessly worked to hold the infamous School of the Americas accountable. Through vigils, fasts, and demonstrations SOA Watch has never stopped working towards social justice in response to domineering U.S. foreign policy. This year, they will have delegations to Colombia, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Mexico, Honduras, and Venezuela. Details for these delegations can be found here.