Mexico: Free Trade, Monsanto and the Midwest - Building Food Justice and Fair Trade Solidarity Across Borders
January 10, 2014 - January 19, 2014
Total Cost: $999 plus airfare
Total due: December 15, 2013
Deposit due: December 01, 2013
firsthand the impacts of free trade on Mexican communities through the voices
of small farmers, indigenous villagers, and women entrepreneurs. Learn from the
inspiring work of community leaders advocating for food sovereignty, labor
rights, and environmental protection in the face of NAFTA. Understand how free
trade and big agribusiness affect communities, the environment, jobs,
migration, and food systems on both sides of the border...and join our partners
in Mexico and the US in solidarity for change.
- Learn about the impact of NAFTA and likely ramifications of the Trans Pacific
Partnership (TPP) on Mexican farmers, workers, and environments.
- Learn how “free trade” and globalization relate
to the migration of Mexicans and Central Americans to the United States.
- Stay with families whose communities have been
affected by the invasion of agri-corporations and subsidized commodities from
- Meet with community leaders and organizations who
are creating alternative ways to feed themselves. See rural and urban projects
that provide alternatives to migration.
- Learn about the history and resistance of indigenous
communities in Oaxaca.
- Develop strategies to act in solidarity with the
Mexican people and immigrants in the US to create more just trade policies that
protect workers and the environment on both sides of the border.
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