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Mangaliso Kubheka speaks on: South Africa's Landless People's Movement
Date Wednesday October 19
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
New College of California School of Law
50 Fell Street (near Civic Center BART), San Francisco
Event Type Other
Organizer/Author Kirsten Schwind
Wednesday, October 19, 7:00 pm

MANGALISO KUBHEKA,
National Organizer of the Landless People's Movement of South Africa,
will speak on:

Empowering the Peoples' Agriculture:
South Africa's Landless People's Movement

New College of California School of Law
50 Fell Street (near Civic Center BART), San Francisco

Mangaliso Kubheka, National Organizer of the Landless People's Movement of South Africa, organizes to create food systems that meet human needs. Mr. Kubheka joins farmers around the world struggling for access to land, and demanding that the WTO (World Trade Organization) cease negotiations on agriculture. Food First and Via Campesina are proud to bring Mangaliso Kubheka to the United States. This event is sponsored by Food First, New College of California School of Law, New College Center for Education & Social Action, and Global Exchange.

Amandla! With his deep baritone shouts of power! in Zulu, Kubekha and millions of other South African activists successfully ended the apartheid regime and brought the African National Congress to power in 1994. "We must remind the government what they stand for, since we put them where they are," Kubekha states. One of the policies of the former apartheid regime was to force Black South Africans to leave their land and property to relocate to other parts of the country. South Africa's post-apartheid government committed to redistributing land to Black African farmers, and the Landless People's Movement of South Africa engages in creative nonviolent organizing to pressure the government to meet these commitments.

South Africa's Landless Peoples Movement is a member of Via Campesina, a global network of small-scale farmers which develops and promotes the concept of Food Sovereignty. Food Sovereignty is the right of peoples to define their own food and agriculture, including the right to protect and regulate domestic agricultural production and trade.

Free admission. Donations gratefully accepted.

For event information, contact Kirsten Schwind at Food First, 510-654-4400 x 227.
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