International Peasants Day Celebration & Film Screening

28 April · 18:30 – 21:00

1199SEIU Martin Luther King, Jr. Labor Center, 310 West 43rd Street, Manhattan, NYC

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4/28 in NYC: Film screening of “Tierras Libres” w/ peasant leaders from Venezuela, Dominican Republic & US

Celebrate International Day of Peasant’s Struggle with a screening of “Tierras Libres” with special guests:
* Filmmaker Edward Ellis 
* Venezuelan campesina leaders Elba Duran and Edi Lopez (invited)
* Dominican campesina leader Scarlet Alcantara 
* NYC farmer and activist Karen Washington 

When: Thursday, April 28th at 6:30 PM

Where: 1199SEIU Martin Luther King, Jr. Labor Center, 310 West 43rd Street, Manhattan, NYC

Get Involved! Please bring seeds, flowers, produce, candles, images, etc. for a memorial altar for campesinos who have lost their lives in the struggle. If you are able to contribute food and/or volunteer, email [email protected].

This event is free and open to the public.

About the film: Venezuela has a long and tumultuous history of struggle over land, from the colonization of indigenous lands by Europeans to extreme inequalities in land ownership more recently. A decade ago, the Venezuelan government passed a radical new agrarian reform law giving peasants a legal framework to reclaim idle and underused land. This ignited a new wave of violence that has led to the widespread assassination of landless farmers. This film is about the struggle of peasants in Venezuela to defend their rights as they struggle for food sovereignty.

Sponsored by: Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle of NY. Co-sponsors: Brooklyn Food Coalition,Kalabash Food Coop, WhyHunger, International Action Center, Monthly Review, Grassroots International, Seeds for Haiti and others. Add your organization’s name to the list! Email [email protected].

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