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Effective Activism: Stopping the Spread of GMOs

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Effective Activism: Stopping the Spread of GMOs

Time: June 13, 2009 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Inspiration Farm
Street: 619 E. Laurel Rd.
City/Town: Bellingham
Website or Map: http://www.inspirationfarm.com
Event Type: presentation
Organized By: Bruce Horowitz
Latest Activity: Jun 11, 2009

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Effective Activism-A Story of stopping the spread of GMOs (genetically modified organisms). 7 - 9pm at Inspiration Farm (619 E. Laurel Rd. - North of Bellingham between Guide Meridian and Hannegan).

Speaker: Sarah Sullivan, co-founded and director of Hawaii SEED, the grassroots coalition educating the public about the risks of genetic engineering and promoting sustainable, diverse, local agriculture in Hawaii.

Sarah will share her story of starting and directing a non-profit based on inclusivity, diversity, direct action and bridging the gaps between leaders and active citizens. With a photo-slide-show of years of environmental action, Sarah will inspire you to awaken your own activist self with her experience in effective activism and the works of prominent leaders Starhawk, Paul Hawken and Derrick Jenson.

Overview:
1. Background: Getting into activism, knowing your own threshold. Definition of GMOs. Background on Hawaii SEED/ Non Profit set up and structuring.

2. When to Act: GMO Contamination.

3. Bridging Boundaries: Revolution vs. Reform. Legislation and Leadership. Modification of Sacred crops: One crop too far (The story of saving taro).

4. Sacred Seeds: Positive Action, Offering Alternatives. Claiming power: Earned Authority

5. “The Earth is Hiring and You are Brilliant” Quote by Paul Hawken. Living a Life of Meaning, Joining the Earth’s team.

$5 donation is requested. For more info, contact Bruce Horowitz, rawpermaculture@yahoo.com

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