Other Worlds

“Back to the Grassroots”: Building a Movement for Sexual and Economic Rights (Full Interview)

May 7, 2014

By Anne Lim, interviewed by Deepa Panchang

Full interview (shorter version here).

Anne Lim is from Quezon City, Philippines, where she serves as Executive Director of GALANG, a lesbian-led organization that works with urban poor LBTs (lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people) in the city. She was recently nominated for the 2014 Baldwin Award, which recognizes human rights work outside the U.S. Anne gave this interview during the last Association for Women’s Rights in Development conference in Istanbul.
 

I'm Anne Lim from the Philippines and I'm a lesbian rights activist. It's an identity I embrace because I feel that it's the aspect of my life that's caused me the most pain. That sounds a bit dramatic but…I think this is something I share in common with many lesbians in my country.

GENDER EQUITY FOR RURAL HAITIAN WOMEN: AN INTERVIEW WITH KETTLY ALEXANDRE OF THE PEASANT MOVEMENT OF PAPAY

April 22, 2014

 

Interviewed by Beverly Bell, Edited by Jessica Hsu

April 22, 2014


Kettly Alexandre of the Peasant Movement of Papay Women's Committee. Photo: Beverly Bell

The Peasant Movement of Papay (MPP) is one of the largest small-farmer associations in Haiti with 70,000 members, of whom close to half are women. MPP was founded in 1973 to improve the living conditions of small farmers while working for social and economic justice. Here, Kettly Alexandre of the MPP Women’s Committee speaks to advances made over 40 years for women’s rights, equity, and an end to violence.

December 10 in DC: "Nowhere to Go" Human Rights Conference

December 4, 2013

"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!

GROWING STRENGTH TO GROW FOOD: HAITIAN FARMERS WIN ANNUAL U.S. FOOD SOVEREIGNTY ALLIANCE PRIZE

October 14, 2013

 

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

October 14, 2013

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.

Washington, D.C. Book Launch for Fault Lines: Views Across Haiti’s Divide

October 14, 2013

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

With author Beverly Bell

Open to the Public

Sunday, October 20th at 5:30 pm

The Coupe
3415 11th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20010

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