|Date & Time of the Action||Name and Description of Food Week/World Food Day Action||Name and Description of Month of Community Power Action||Location of the Action||Website||Contact Person(s)||Email address(es)||Name of group or congregation, if applicable|
|October 14th, 2015; 6:00-8:00 pm CDT||The 2015 Food Sovereignty Prize Ceremony will be held at the Historical Building in Des Moines, IA. There will be a US Prize Winner and an International Winner.||Des Moines, IA||http://foodsovereigntyprize.org||US Food Sovereignty Allianceemail@example.com||US Food Sovereignty Alliance (USFSA)|
|October 16th at 10.00 am -2.00pm||Land Rights Protest and a March among land rights violated communities in Sri Lanka. The people who are affected from the development programs, war and forced land grabbing will conduct series of negotiations prior to October 16th and will campaign collectively demanding their land back for farming, also coastal lands for their fishing practices. Roundtable discussion on 7th September with newly elected government politicians and bureaucrats to demand land back to the farmers and fishers. Campaign starting on 1st of October at district level and demand the land and submit petitions to officials. Final actions will be a Land Rally and March on 16th October in Colombo with follow-up action on 20 October on Farmers Day.||Colombo, Sri Lanka||www.nafso-online.org||Herman Kumara/ Francis Raajanfirstname.lastname@example.org/ email@example.com||National Fisheries Solidarity Movement and Praja Abhilasha Network of Sri Lanla|
|17 October 2015||EConsulting(tm) has been collaborating with EcoC2S (Eco-Creative Services) since 2013 to establish a forest garden. In addition we are farming the forest on a 2 acre site that has depleted clay-like soil with barren areas and very little biodiversity. Since we start working in 2013 we have seen improvements every year to the soil, there is increased biodiversity, more food for pollinators, and there is less barren soil. We will be working this weekend to continue our work on our long-term project.||Greenville, KY||www.EConsultingllc.org||Obiora Embryfirstname.lastname@example.orgE||EConsulting|
|October 13-20, 2015||REFLECTION / ACTION TRIP in El Salvador ~ Working toward Food Sovereignty|
* Participants will march with thousands on World Food Day, and speak with local church leaders, food justice and environmental activists, and local farmers advocating for laws and systems that put the land and people first.* They will learn first-hand about the struggles of communities to save traditional seeds and produce food in harmony with Creation.
|El Salvador||http://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/hunger/trips/||Eileen Schuhmannemail@example.com||Presbyterian Hunger Program - Joining Hands|
|9/30/2015, 12 pm to 4 pm ET||Sign the petition/firma la petición: https://www.change.org/p/john-bullard-stop-wall-street-fisheries|
Join the Thunderclap/Unirse al Thunderclap: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/31991-stop-wall-street-fisheries
Join family fishermen at the New England Fisheries Management Council Meeting for a walk out demonstration to tell the council that they have:
1) failed take public input and uphold a democratic process
2) failed to guard against consolidation in the fishing fleet
The Council promised to guard against consolidation when they implemented Catch Shares. They have failed. Family fishers have been forced out of the industry and will continue to be pushed out without safeguards. The Council has failed the public, the fishermen, and the fish. We are holding the Council accountable. Location: http://bit.ly/1VcwINE
|Plymouth, MA||http://www.namanet.org||Brett Tolleyfirstname.lastname@example.org||Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance|
|Monday October 5||Join AGRA Watch - a project of Community Alliance for Global Justice - to watch a short film about seed sovereignty in Africa, and, to mark the one-year anniversary since our Africa-US Food Sovereignty Summit. Let’s celebrate and discuss the next steps of our work in collaboration with the African food sovereignty movement! After the film, we will discuss the ways in which the control of seeds is being taken from small farmers and increasingly vested in multinational corporations and institutions of the Global North, with the support of the Gates Foundation. This event is being held to coincide with events around the world highlighting the theft of local seeds.|
“The origin of food is seed,” says Food Sovereignty Ghana. “Whoever controls the seed controls the entire food chain.”
About the film: “The story of seed has become one of loss, control, dependence and debt. It’s been written by those who want to make vast profit from our food system, no matter what the true cost. It’s time to change the story. Seeds of Freedom charts the story of seed from its roots at the heart of traditional, diversity rich farming systems across the world, to being transformed into a powerful commodity, used to monopolize the global food system.”
Location: Central Co-op’s Rochdale Room: 1900 E Madison (corner of 19th and Madison - NOT at the Co-op!)
We will provide food and drink! RSVP’s appreciated – email us.
|Seattle, WA USA||seattleglobaljustice.org||Heather Dayemail@example.com||AGRA Watch, Community Alliance for Global Justice|
|October 25, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.||We will be harvesting a collective crop of Three Sisters, Maize, Bean and Squash, at la Minga collective farm just outside of Louisville, KY. More than 80 people from an immigrant women and families organization La Casita, from faith communities of undocumented workers, the Preston Highway Presbyterian Ministry, and young ally families from Covenant Community Church, from members of Master Gardeners Class of 2015, and members of Sustainable Agriculture of Louisville, as well as the board and members of Agricultural Missions whose conference was planned to coincide with this action, will all participate. At 2 p.m. La Minga harvest festival will begin at the same location and feature locally grown food and dishes, the much loved music group Appalatin, and others. Area farmers will bring dishes and also produce for sale. A soccer tournament will take place as well as a Piñata for children. Corn grinding and the making of fresh tortillas and tamales cooked on a comal and open fire, sourced from our own maize. Corn meal and nixtamal may also be distributed.||Louisville, Kentucky||https://www.facebook.com/events/415760638628354/||Stephen Bartlettfirstname.lastname@example.org||Sustainable Agriculture of Louisville and La Minga Farm|
|All of October!||ONLINE PETITION ~ Ask Secretary Kerry and the U.S. State Department to stand up for Alaska and ensure protection from Canadian mines.||http://bit.ly/protectSEwaters||http://www.salmonbeyondborders.org||Liz Purdyemail@example.com||Salmon Beyond Borders|
|16 october, 3 to 7 p.m||RELUFA will join the "Denis and Lenora Foretia Foundation" for a symposium on Food security in Cameroon on the 16 october 2015 at the french cultural center in Yaounde. This symposium will tackle issues on Food security, Famine and Malnutrition in Cameroon and in the Central African Sub-region.|
RELUFA will also share a Food story on the situation of Food insecurity of population in Far north region of Cameroon. The Food insecurity situation in this region is attributed to difficult terrain and harsh climatic conditions. This has been compounded by the Boko Haram Insurgent attacks currently carried out by this islamic sect.
|Yaoundé, Cameroun||www.relufa.org||Jaff Bamenjo, Michele Danleufirstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com||RELUFA|
|October 17th 10:00 am- 4:00 pm||3rd annual Fall Festival at Three Part Harmony Farm! Garlic Planting from 10am - 12noon. |
This year will be a potluck celebration so that everyone can show off. Instead of live music we'll have live art! The farm will get a new mural in a community-led art mural making with Caryl Henry Alexander.
|3104 4th St NE, Washington, DC 20017||https://www.facebook.com/events/1471814903124592/||Gail Taylorfirstname.lastname@example.org||Ecohermanas and Three Part Harmony Farm|
|October 10, 1 p.m.||Food Packaging Event, assembling high nutrient food packages for 10,000 meals.||Allentown PA USA||http://www.jwsunionchurch.org/||Rev. Homer Royeremail@example.com||Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church|
|Oct 17 & 18||Florida Co-op Econ||Lake Placid, FL||www.floridafarmworkers.org||Pia Desanglesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|10/15/2015||Meeting with the palmetto berry workers.||Immokalee, FL USA||floridafarmworkers.org||Tirso Morenoemail@example.com||Farmworker Association of Florida, Inc|
|10/17/2015||Training on Florida CoopEcon to build local |
Economic Power & Unite to fight for worker justice!
|Lake Placid, FL USA||floridafarmworkers.org||Tirso Morenofirstname.lastname@example.org||Farmworker Association of Florida, Inc|
|10/19/2015||Training: Community Gardens Cooperatives of Agricultural Sostenible||Pierson & Homestead, FL USA||floridafarmworkers.org||Tirso Morenoemail@example.com||Farmworker Association of Florida, Inc|
|Oct. 16-18, 2015||The Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners Conference: a gathering to enhance the critical relationship between food and health in the Black community by empowering growers, chefs, eaters and activists. 20 scholarships are available - http://blackurbangrowers.org/registration/||Oakland, California||http://blackurbangrowers.org/registration/||Conference Coordinationfirstname.lastname@example.org||Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners|
|Sept. 22, 2015 12:00pm-1:00pm EDT||WEBINAR -- Adamah & Adam - Earthlings Building Food Justice|
Celebrating the UN International Year of Soils, this webinar brings together a theologian - Larry Rasmussen, an author - Fred Bahnson, a soil scientist, and a food justice activist and farmer to discuss paths to soil health, earth justice and food sovereignty.
|Online webinar; Register here: http://bit.ly/soil15||http://bit.ly/soil15||Andrew Kang Bartlettemail@example.com||Presbyterian Hunger Program, PC(USA)|
|October 12, 2015; 12:00-1:00pm (EDT)||WEBINAR: World Food Day Begins with Seed Sovereignty|
Every single person in the world should awaken with the confidence that they, their family members, and their neighbors will have enough healthy food to eat. As we approach World Food Day, we’ll explain the fundamental barriers to serving up the right to food with a special focus on a critical ingredient - seeds.
|Online webinar; Register here: http://bit.ly/foodweek2015||http://bit.ly/foodweek2015||Andrew Kang Bartlettfirstname.lastname@example.org||Presbyterian Hunger Program, PC(USA)|
|10/14/2015||People's Climate Movement ~ Over 2600 events in 166 countries. The largest climate mobilisation in history.||GLOBAL!|
See info at http://peoplesclimate.org
|http://peoplesclimate.org/actions/map/||People's Climate Mobilization||People's Climate Mobilization|