Work-Party Campout at La Milpa OrganicaSan Diego 11 Sep 2006 05:08 GMT
November 4th, 2006
La Milpa Organica, Escondido
Join Schools for Chiapas and La Milpa Organica for a celebration of the corn harvest, our local food systems, and indigenous cultures. This festival supports the Schools for Chiapas, Mother Seeds in Resistance Project. Threatened by GMO contamination in Chiapas, we are growing heritage Mayan corn around the world. Mother Seeds in Resistance saves mother corn seeds of the indigenous Mayan people of Chiapas, Mexico, advocates community-based sustainable agriculture, raises awareness about the dangers of NAFTA to small and indigenous farmers, and education for activists. In solidarity with the Zapatista struggle against Neo-Liberal Globalization, and for peace and justice for all, La Milpa Organica provides sanctuary for heritage Mayan corn from Chiapas. We invite you to support justice, dignity, and democracy in San Diego and Mexico.
Zapatista Corn Harvest Festival for Peace and Justice
The festival’s events are from 10 am to 7 pm. The program includes:
· Corn harvest celebrations & storytelling
· Music & poetry stage
· Dance Performers
· Food Systems workshop
. Puppets and Clons
· Vendor’s booths including indigenous artisans
· A fully organic food court featuring tamales, posole, elojtes and Zapatista cacao
Entrance to the festival is free. There is a small parking fee –
carpooling is encouraged!