IFCLA and the Mexico Solidarity Network present:
“Sowing Struggle: Social movements and the future of corn in Tlaxcala, Mexico” featuring Luz Rivera Martinez of the Consejo National Urbano Campesino (CNUC).
Luz will speak about her 20 years of experience constructing autonomy, organizing outside the electoral system, and resisting genetically modified corn while protecting millennia-old varieties. Her talk will have important lessons for anyone interested in women’s, environmental, peasant, and labor movements.
In the early 1990s, Luz established CNUC and has since worked tirelessly to demand government accountability, defend family farms, and build a strong community. The CNUC has a long history of disposing of corrupt leaders, democratizing the budget, coordinating community-driven infrastructure projects, including peoples’ history in education, and expanding access to healthcare.
There will be two opportunities to attend presentations:
February 25, 5:30 p.m. – Baer-Fuller Lecture Hall, Saint Louis University
February 26, 6:00 p.m. – Brown 118, Washington University