[mgj-discuss] Reclaim The Commons - This Weekend in Chicago! Please
Mobilization for Global Justice
mgj at riseup.net
Tue Apr 4 07:43:51 PDT 2006
This came into the mgj e-mail. Please forward it along to your
contacts. Our own Edmund is helping out with to organize the week of
events and we all remember what a superdooper help he has been to MGJ
so helping spread the word is the least we can do.
Reclaim The Commons 2006 is fast approaching! April 8th-11th events
include a festival, panel discussion, concert, parade and workshops. A
full schedule is below. Also see RECLAIMTHECOMMONS.NET or email
reclaimthecommons at gmail.com.
Reclaim The Commons is a response to the Biotechnology Industry
Organization (BIO) Convention in Chicago from April 8th-12th. BIO is
a group of the world's biggest agribusiness, pharmaceutical and
bioweapons corporations. BIO promotes genetically modified (GM) food,
corporate controlled farms, bioweapons research and a profit-driven
Join Reclaim the Commons to call for: Safe and healthy food!
Sustainable farms! The right to save and plant seeds! Community
garden space! Science in the public interest! Intact ecosystems!
Access to healthcare! The genetic integrity of all life!
Biodiversity! Human rights for farmers in the Global South! A world
free of genetically engineered bioweapons! Stopping cruelty to
HOUSING: If you need housing during RTC, or if you live in Chicago and
can offer housing to visiting activists, email rtchousing at gmail.com or
call 773-403-9121 (starting Wednesday).
WELCOME CENTER: New World Resource Center (1300 N. Western Ave.) 10-6
on Friday April 7th and 10-2 on Saturday April 8th. More TBA.
Check reclaimthecommons.net during the week for updates!
THURSDAY, APRIL 6th
Screening of The Future of Food (directed by Deborah Koons Garcia).
7:00 at Acme Art Works (1741 N. Western Ave), followed by a
discussion. $5 suggested donation goes to the Acme Art Works cafe
SATURDAY, APRIL 8th
Joint International GMOpposition Day in 30 Countries!
FESTIVAL! 2-5 pm at Federal Plaza (Adams & Dearborn) Music, speakers,
art making, food, kids' activities, circus performers, tabling &
Really Really Free Market (bring something to give away or just come
and get free stuff). Speakers include urban farmer and writer LaDonna
Redmond, and representatives for Coalition of Imokalee Workers & Food
PANEL on Genetic Engineering and Human Rights North and South.
6:30 at DePaul University, Lincoln Park Campus, Schmidt Academic Ctr.
2320 N. Kenmore With Anuradha Mittal, writer and international speaker
on human rights, trade and agriculture; Puerto Rican author and
environmental educator Carmelo Ruiz; Sarah Alexander of White Earth
Land Recovery Project; and John Kinsman, Wisconsin farmer and
president of Family Farm Defenders. Moderated by Jeffrey Smith, author
of Seeds of Deception.
SUNDAY, APRIL 9TH:
HANDS-ON AND EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS. 9am 5pm at Acme Art Works (1741
N. Western) Seed Saving, Food Sovereignty, Bioremediation and Urban
Sustainability, Making Shoes from Recycled Materials, Bike Fixing,
GMOs and Indigenous Rights, Tapestry of the Commons, Huntington Life
Sciences, Intentional Community & more.
CONCERT 7:30 at Acme Art Works: Broadcast Live (Hip Hop from Albany
NY), Adhamh Roland of Riot Folk Collective & presentation by the
Beehive Collective (beehivecollective.org).
MONDAY, APRIL 10TH:
MARCH in solidarity with immigrants in the National Immigrants' Rights
TUESDAY, APRIL 11TH:
GARDENING PROJECT: 9am-3pm at Nelson St. & N. Califorina Ave.
PARADE! 4:30 pm. Meet at the Merchandise Mart (N. Franklin at the
river), home of Monsanto's Chicago office. Head for the Biotech
Industry Organization (BIO) Gala at the Field Museum for a "Mutant
ANIMAL RIGHTS PROTEST SCHEDULE:
INFORMATION ON BIOETHICS 2006 events in response to the BIO
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Street parking only, lots of bike parking)
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