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This August 5th and 6th, 2016, the ATC will be in attendance at the Soil Not Oil International Conference in Richmond, California, hosted by the Soil Not Oil Coalition.

General Secretary of the ATC Edgardo García and technical team staff Nils McCune will be presenting on a panel with representatives of peasant organizations from Cuba, Kenya, and Ghana. The panel is titled “Globalize the Struggle, Globalize the Hope: Sharing Strategies for Food Sovereignty Around the World”. The panel is taking place on Saturday August 6th, 2pm-3pm, on the Main Stage at the Richmond Convention Center.


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About the ATC representatives who will be in attendance:
  • Edgardo Garcia is the General Secretary of the Asociación de Trabajadores del Campo. The ATC is one of the founding members of La Via Campesina (LVC), a global movement that represents over 200 million peasants, rural workers, indigenous peoples, fisherfolk, women farmers, and pastoralists around the world in the struggle toward food sovereignty. Edgardo represents LVC’s Central American region at the global level for Via Campesina, and also coordinates the Public Policy working group for LVC’s Central American region. On Via Campesina’s International Coordinating Committee, he participates in the collectives on Climate Justice and Migrant Workers.
  • Nils McCune is a student and researcher in agroecology, as well as a technical team staff member with the ATC. He represented the ATC at the International Forum for Agroecology in Mali in 2015. He is a regular translator at Via Campesina international meetings. Nils is also a founding member of the Friends of the ATC, the ATC’s sister solidarity network.

Thank you to our many friends and allies in the Bay Area, the Soil Not Oil Coalition, and MESA (Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture) for inviting us to the conference and hosting us while we are in town.

If you are in the Bay Area, please join us. A link to the full conference schedule can be found here. We look forward to seeing you!

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Nils McCune (ATC/CLOC-LVC), Leah Atwood (MESA), Isis Salcines (Vivero Alamar,...