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Justice Begins with Seeds State Wide Conference/GMO Awareness Week
Date Saturday September 17
Time 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
Women's Building (Auditorium)
3543 18th St # 8
San Francisco, CA 94110-1697
Event Type Conference
Organizer/Author
PLENARY PANEL: Saturday morning
September 16th, 9.15 AM - 10. 15 AM AUD WB*
Where we are, learning from the past, and moving forward.
Carl Anthony: Breakthrough Communities co-director
Jeffrey Smith: Institute for Responsible Technology executive director
Mari Margil: Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund associate director

Workshops and panels: Saturday morning
September 17th: 10.30 AM-12.15 PM:

Indigenous displacement and retaining seeds as cultural value
(Track 1) AUD CP ***
Juan Pablo Zapoteca immigrant/Seed keeper
Eugenio Lopez: Zapoteco Immigrant/Seed keeper
Bernabe Lora: Otomi Immigrant/Seed keeper
Dana Pearls: Pesticide Watch
Astrid Lindo: Living Seed Company

Organic Business Challenges and Responses to GMOs
(Track 2) AL WB **
Mark Squire: Non-GMO Project and Good Earth Foods
Rana Chang: House Kombucha
Albert Straus: Straus Family Creamery
Zea Sonnabend: California Certified Organic Farmers

Growing the Non-GMO Uprising (Track 3) AUD WB*
Jeffrey Smith: Institute for Responsible Technology
Dave Murphy: Food Democracy Now
Heather Whitehead: Center for Food Safety

Shifting the Industrial Food Regime with Community Based Solutions (Track 3) CFPE ****
Aaron Lehmer: Bay Localize
Doria Robinson: Urban Tilth
John Wick: Marin Carbon Project
Oscar Grande: PODER

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM: LUNCH AUD WB *

Workshops and Panels: Saturday afternoon, September 17th 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Migration and the Food System (Track 1) CFPE ****
David Bacon: Journalist, Writer and Photographer
Luis Magana: Organizacion de Trabajadores Agricolas de California
Navina Khanna: Movement Strategy Center

Political commitments and engagements for an alternative food system (Track 2) AUD WB*
Gayle Mclaughlin: Mayor of Richmond
John Avalos: San Francisco Supervisor District 11
Mari Margil: Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund

Developing effective strategies: Addressing Food Security, Climate Change and Agriculture with value driven narratives (Track 3) AL WB **
Claire Hope Cummings: Journalist and Author of Uncertain Peril
Jeff Conant: Global Justice Ecology Project
Mary Ench: Seedlings

CLOSING PLENARY PANEL: Saturday afternoon
September 16th, 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM HMMS *****

Linking perspectives and building the movement
Gayle McLaughlin: Mayor of Richmond CA
Andrew Kimbrell: Center for Food Safety executive director
Claire Hope Cummings: Journalist and Author of Uncertain Peril
Dave Henson: Occidental Arts and Ecology Center executive director
Closing Remarks by Miguel Robles: California Biosafety Alliance

Saturday, September 17th 5:00 PM HMMS *****
Dinner/Celebration/Networking

Musicians:

Diana Gameros
Locura
Sang Matiz

Poets:
Jack Hirschman 4th Poet Laureate of San Francisco
Dorothy Payne, Revolutionary Poets Brigade
Neeli Cherkovski, poet, critic, memoirist and literary biographer

AUD WB *
* 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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