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Justice Begins with Seeds, Statewide Conference

Friday, September 16, 2011
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Location Details:
Women's Building (Auditorium)
3543 18th St # 8
San Francisco, CA 94110-1697

Friday morning, September 16th

Opening remarks:
9:00 AM - 9.15 AM AUD WB*
Karen Swift: California Biosafety Alliance
Francisco X. Alarcon: Opening Ceremony
David Campos Supervisor of San Francisco District 9

PLENARY PANEL: 9.15 AM - 10. 15 AM AUD WB*
Local and global implications of genetically modified seeds.
Ignacio Chapela: UC Berkeley microbial ecologist
Eric Holt Gimenez: Food First Executive director
Marcia Ishii-Eiteman: Pesticide Action Network North America Senior Scientist

Workshops and panels
Friday morning, September 16th

10.30 AM-12.15 PM
Improved and Native Corn Seeds in Mexico Against GMO and Legislation of Seeds (Track 1) AUD WB*
Dr. Antonio Turrent Fernández, INIFAP Mexico
Dr. Alejandro Espinoza, INIFAP Mexico
MC Adelita San Vicente, Semillas de Vida AC
M.C. Margarita Tadeo Robledo Senior Scientist
Dr. Ignacio Chapela UC Berkeley microbial ecologist and mycologist

The Gates Foundation’s Attack on Seed Sovereignty and Responses from the Ground: (Track 1) AL WB **
Bill Aal: AGRA Watch
Phil Bereano: AGRA Watch
Marcia Ishii Eiteman: Pesticide Action Network North America

The current legal climate and challenges surrounding GMO crops: (Track 2) AUD CP ***
Philip Heiselmann: Attorney, Sustainable Food Law
Rebecca Spector: Center for Food Safety
Daniel B. Rachiver: Public Patent Foundation (PUBAT)

Building a Powerful Political Campaign against the corporate control of seeds: learning from other contexts (Track 3) CFPE ****
Ashley Schaeffer: Rainforest Action Network
Adam Scow: Food and Water Watch

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM: LUNCH AUD WB*

Workshops and Panels Friday afternoon
September 16th 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Not Under Our Watch: Grassroots Struggles Against Corporate Control of Seeds: Lessons from India, South Africa and El Salvador (Track 1) CFPE ****
Carlos Martinez: Ecoviva
Katherine Zavala: International Development Exchange
Rucha Chitnis: Women’s Earth Alliance

Counteracting the food industry with ethnic diversification and alternative market forces (Track 2) AL WB **
Dana Harvey: Mandela Marketplace
Maria Catalan: Catalan Farms
Michael Dimock: Roots of Change
Tezo: South Central Farms

Successful Campaign Strategies and the non-GMO movement in California (Track 3) AUD WB*
Doug Mosel: Farmer and former Mendocino campaigner to ban GMOs
Pamm Larry: Label GMOs in California 2012 Ballot Initiative Rey Leon: Latino Enviornmental Advancement and Policy Institute
Eco Justice 101 (Track 3) AUD CP ***
Dave Henson: Occidental Arts and Ecology Center
Mateo Nube: Movement Generation

PLENARY PANEL Friday afternoon
September 16th 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM AUD WB*
Agricultural biodiversity and the real solutions we need.
Adelita San Vicente: Semillas de la Vida A.C.
Miguel Altieri: UC Berkeley professor of agroecology
Michael Dimock: Roots of Change

Friday evening: 5:00 PM- 8:00 PM CFPE ****
Seeds Exchange/Presentation
Astrid Lindo from the Living Seed Company and the Everything is Medicine. Team of Olivia Chumacero, Meredith Hackleman, Joy Anderson and Sarah Dougherty will be giving away seeds and sharing knowledge about them on Friday, September 16th at 5 pm through theatre, dialogue, and creating sacred relationships to seeds.

* Auditorium Women’s Building
3543 18th St. #8 San Francisco, CA 94110
AL WB **
** Audre Lorde Room
3543 18th St. 2nd floor San Francisco, CA 94110
AUD CP ***
*** Centro del Pueblo
474 Valencia St. 2nd floor San Francisco, CA 94103
CFPE ****
**** Center for Political Education
522 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110-1798
HMMS *****
*****Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8 Community School
3351 - 23rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

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