If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area, there are several fantastic educational events coming up:
Land Occupation in the Global Context
Friday, Sept 7th at 5pm, Morgan Lounge UC Berkeley
A discussion on the relevance of domestic land occupations in the context of international food sovereignty and land reclamation movements.This is a great opportunity to understand food justice in a global context and learn about viable alternatives to corporate agribusiness.
Speakers will include professors Miguel Altieri and Ignacio Chapela, and a Brazilian member of Via Campesina.
CA Speaking Out for Healthier Food
Saturday, Sept. 15th from 3-5:30 at Laney College
Alarmed by the pervasive health risks of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in the American diet, leading consumer non-GMO advocate Jeffrey Smith, and well-known author and environmentalist John Robbins have joined forces to present, Truth about GMOs. Highlights include: a sneak preview of Smith’s new movie (Genetic Roulette) and a Q & A with both presenters making a compelling case for voting YES on Prop 37 (Mandatory Labeling of GMOs). FFAC will be tabling at this event.
Effective Animal Advocacy
Sunday, Sept 23rd at 1pm at 371 10th st SF
Nick Cooney, author of Change of Heart: What Psychology Can Teach Us About Spreading Social Change, is hosting this free luncheon & workshop as part of Farm Sanctuary’s Compassionate Communities Campaign. Learn how to become a more effective animal activist, then put those skills to practice by leafleting in SF and Berkeley.