PRESS RELEASE From OCCUPY SONOMA COUNTY - March Against Monsanto Film Showing May 18

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May 4, 2017, 9:37:54 AM5/4/17
Occupy Sonoma County
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

To arrange an interview contact:
Peter Ochs
(Please do not publish this name or email address.)

Graphic images can be downloaded from our website at

Santa Rosa, CA

The 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.

“Corn 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.

This 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

Information on the film is available from EPF Media at


Contact: Peter Ochs at 707-877-6650 or to arrange an interview. (Please do not publish this name or email address.)

(en español)

Occupy 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.
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