"Nowhere to Go" Human Rights Conference: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 6-8 pm.
United States Capitol Visitor Center, Orientation Theater South, Washington, D.C.
The Tuesday night event is hosted by Amnesty International, and features Other Worlds' friend John Bougher who will be screening his film "Mozayik," Other Worlds board member Andy Lin who will present his "Self-Portrait Project" from Haitians living in camps, and New Orleans activist Shana Griffin, among others!
By Beverly Bell, Other Worlds
Small farmers' rice harvests sat unsold in warehouses for three months after the 2010 earthquake, because they could not compete with U.S. food aid. Photo: Beverly Bell
The US Food Sovereignty Alliance (USFSA) works to end poverty, rebuild local food economies, and assert democratic control over the food system. As a US-based alliance of food justice, anti-hunger, labor, environmental, faith-based, and food producer groups, the USFSA upholds the right to food as a basic human right and works to connect US struggles to the international movement for food sovereignty.
“Internationalism between Peoples”: Dessalines Brigade Wins the U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance Award
Interview by Beverly Bell, Other Worlds
Brazilian and Haitian farmers are together constructing 1,200 cisterns in rural Haiti.
Photo: Federico Matias.
Jose Luis Patrola is a history professor, farmer, and member of the Brazilian land reform group, the Rural Landless Workers’ Movement, or MST. He lived in Haiti for three years as part of the Dessalines Brigade, an exchange of agricultural and technical cooperation between Haitians and Brazilians. In a departure from many international programs of “teaching” and “aiding” Haitians, Patrola speaks here about mutual learning and respect.
We are here in Haiti in an educational solidarity exchange program. We’re not here to teach. We’re here to learn.
In our work, there’s great respect for Haitian farmers and movements. That’s something that has been greatly lacking: respect. Not only from foreigners, but from Haitian elites who don’t acknowledge their own people.
Friends in DC: Please join Other Worlds founder Bev Bell for a book launch this Sunday!
Washington, D.C. Book Launch for Fault Lines: Views Across Haiti’s Divide
Open to the Public
Sunday, October 20th at 5:30 pm
3415 11th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20010
With author Beverly Bell and Haitian activist Rosnel Jean-Baptiste
Open to the Public
Saturday, October 12th, 3-5 pm
Hosted by Diaspora Community Services:
182 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11217
(DCS Creative Space, Lower Level)
The Honduran government should stop repressing indigenous leaders like Berta Cáceres.
By Beverly Bell
Berta Cáceres, an internationally respected leader of the movement for indigenous rights, is now living as a fugitive. The Honduran government ordered this soft-spoken dynamo imprisoned on September 20.
From her undisclosed location, she emailed me and a few others. “We’re standing firm against the pressure, the criminalization, the abuse, and the manipulations,” she said.