INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEASANT RESISTANCE – Report Back on “Who Is the Movimento Sem Terra?” & Concert Celebrating 30 Years of the Brazilian Movement of the Landless
Tonight at 7 PM to 10:30 PM
La Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley (105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, California 94705)
$10-15 sliding scale: no one turned away for lack of funds
In February a delegation of 15 representatives from U.S. social movements traveled to Brazil to attend the National Congress of the Landless Workers Movement (Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra, or MST). The Congress was a celebration of the MST’s thirty-years of struggle, and a debate about its future. This event is a report-back to the Bay Area community at large, with insights into the MST’s structure and strategy, and examples of how they’re changing relations to land and labor.
Followed by a concert by local artists:
Cradle Duende, Diana Gameros, The Black Riders Liberation Party!
Report back by Bay Area Delegates:
Effie Rawlings of Occupy the Farm, Shango Abiola of The Black Riders Liberation Party, and Rebecca Tarlau of Friends of the MST
This event is in solidarity with The International Day of Peasant Resistance which commemorates the massacre of 19 MST activists at the hands of state military police on April 17th, 1996.
Tickets are $15-$20, sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds. All proceeds benefit ongoing political organizing between the Bay Area and the MST.
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