PRESS RELEASE From OCCUPY SONOMA COUNTY - March Against Monsanto Film Showing May 18
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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE From Occupy Sonoma County
Arlene Francis Center for Spirit, Art and Politics Presents An Occupy Sonoma County March Against Monsanto Screening of Sunú - a documentary film about the struggle of indigenous farmers in Mexico against Monsanto Thursday, May 18, 7-9 PM. Arlene Francis Center, 99 W. 6th St., Santa Rosa 95401 Free with donations welcome Pay-What-You-Can Plant Sale and Free Seed Exchange (bring your extra seeds to share) For more info: Arlene Francis Center 707-528-3009, Occupy Sonoma County 707-877-6650, or go to OccupySonomaCounty.org.
To arrange an interview contact: Peter Ochs 707-877-6650 OSCEvent@OccupySonomaCounty.org (Please do not publish this name or email address.)
birthplace of corn is central Mexico, where it is known as maize. Maize
has deep spiritual and cultural value for the traditional farmers of
Mexico. Now maize and the values it represents face a tremendous threat
from modern society with the imposition of technologies to work the
land, toxic agrochemicals, and genetically modified seeds.
The award-winning, internationally acclaimed movie SUNÚ documents this struggle.
is a way of being, an identity embodied by the indigenous people and by
the farming communities of Mexico”, from the movie SUNÚ.
SUNÚ will be presented for free by the Arlene Francis Center in an Occupy Sonoma County showing on May 18th from 7 – 9 PM.
Learn how this treasure is threatened and could be lost for all time.
event is part of the May 20th global March Against Monsanto--a call to
action with 3.5 million people participating in 600 protests
internationally aimed at informing the public about the long-term health
risks of genetically modified foods.
There will be a Pay-What-You-Can plant sale and free seed exchange.
For more information contact the Arlene Francis Center at 528-3009, call Occupy Sonoma County at 877-6650, or go to OccupySonomaCounty.org.
Information on the film is available from EPF Media at epfmedia.com
Contact: Peter Ochs at 707-877-6650 or OSCEvent@OccupySonomaCounty.org to arrange an interview. (Please do not publish this name or email address.)
Sonoma County embraces the egalitarian, deep democracy principles of
the Occupy Movement with a regional strategy for effectively organizing
county-wide social justice campaigns that are globally relevant.