The Connections Between Food Creation and Democracy

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Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 7:00pm

...and the echo follows

cover of book...and the echo follows by Nic Paget-Clarke

...and the echo follows a book of photos and essays about farming and food production around the world by Nic Paget-Clarke

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Nic Paget-Clarke

American Friends Service Committee, Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund, Sustainable Wellness, and In Motion Magazine
Invite you to an evening of Photos and Conversation about the global food movement
Featuring Nic Paget-Clarke author of “…and the echo follows” and publisher of In Motion Magazine
The Connections Between Food Creation and Democracy
Thursday June 30, 2011   7pm until 9pm
AFSC Peace Center, 60 Walton Street (downtown Atlanta off Forsyth Street)
TAKE MARTA / also street parking available
404-819-7863 for additional information or directions

Christina Schiavoni, Director of WHY's Global Movements Program, wrote the following news item and review.

And the Echo Follows brings the concept of food sovereignty to life by sharing the stories, insights, and images of the people who are putting it into practice every day. We hear from Maori activists in New Zealand who are resisting further colonization in the form of biopiracy of their native flora and fauna, indigenous knowledge, and even their own DNA. We hear from peasant leaders of Mali who are making up for the failure of the government to regulate agricultural prices by creating their own system of locally controlled reserves. We hear from community leaders of Venezuela and Bolivia, where for the first time, peasants and indigenous peoples are at the helm of a process of social transformation based on participatory democracy. These stories, together with vivid images and historical

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