[Sust-mar] For posting - offee producer with Guatemala fair trade organization in NS, NB, PEI. Nov. 18-25

Kathryn Anderson kathrynande at gmail.com
Mon Nov 16 12:33:16 EST 2009

 *Justice in your Cup: A Coffee Grower's perspective: With Herlindo
Hernandez Pu/ Showing of Madre Tierra/Mother Earth, a new film on struggles
for land and labour rights in Guatemala
*Herlindo is a member of a cooperative formed by landless peasants who
worked for decades on plantations under exploitative conditions. The
cooperative was developed with the support of the Small Farmers’ Committee
of the Highlands, a Mayan farmers organization and partner of the
Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network and Just Us! Coffee
Roasters Cooperative. The event will include the launch of a new half-hour
documentary, Madre Tierra/Mother Earth.  The film shows how peasants are
stuck in the impossible position of earning no money, getting no education,
and condemned to continuing the cycle of poverty by having to work on
plantations. Even those who have some land live four families to a single
house, and the select few who have been able to get access to larger amounts
of land from the land fund have a near- impossible climb to make a living
from this land. At the heart of the story is the organizing work of the
Small Farmers’ Committee of the Highlands. "Madre Tierra" follows the
Committee as they push for getting land into the hands of peasant families.*

*Wed., Nov. 18th HALIFAX  7-8:30pm  Upstairs, Just Us! Coffeehouse, 5472
Spring Garden Road.  Contact: Satya Ramen, 1-902-446-4405
satya at judesfairtrade.ca <1-902-446-4405satya at judesfairtrade.ca>***

*Thurs., Nov. 19th * *WOLFVILLE 5-6:30 pm., Just Us! Coffeehouse, 450 Main
Street  **Contact: Satya Ramen, satya at judesfairtrade.ca,   **1-902-446-4405
(Halifax) or Just Us!, 1-888-NOTTHEM. *

*Fri., Nov. 20th FREDERICTON Cinema Politica film night/Coffeehouse 6:00pm -
10:00pm Renaissance College, 811 Charlotte St. **6:00pm: Meet & greet
6:30pm:  Herlindo speaks; Film screening of Madre Tierra/Mother Earth 7:30pm:
Film screening of Our Land My People: The Struggle of the Lubicon
Cree8:00pm: Discussion 9:00pm: Music by Cesar Morales.  Contact: Tracy
* tracy at jatam.org, *h) 506-454-9257  506-458-0163.*

*Sun., Nov. 22nd TATAMAGOUCHE  Sharon United Church (enter from back of
church), 12:15pm, light lunch served. Contact: Kathryn Anderson,
902-657-0474, kathrynande at gmail.com.*

*Mon., Nov. 23rd CHARLOTTETOWN 7:30pm. St. Paul's Anglican Church Hall, 101
Prince St. Contacts: Margie Loo loomargie at gmail.com,  Myrna or Jim Wicks,
mjwicks at eastlink.ca, **902-368-3207*

*Tues., Nov. 24th  SACKVILLE, NB Sackville United Church, 7:30-9pm. Contact
:Leah Huff, lhuff at mta.ca, H) 506-536-8113 W) 506-364-2644. *

*Wed., Nov. 25th MONCTON/RIVERVIEW Noon, St. Paul's United Church, 404
Clkeveland St., Riverview.  Contact: Steve Berube, sberube at nb.aibn.com,
506-386-3335. *

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