Unearthing Injustice: A Conversation with Palestine's Union of Agricultural Work Committees on Indigenous Food Sovereignty

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Via Zoom

Attending Notes

Please register in advance for the event here: https://zoom.us/.../tJMkc-igrzIpGtdTE0zoVnoRNaOe8f8mHr70

Poster for event, titled "Unearthing Injustice: A Conversation with Palestine's UAWC on Indigenous Food Sovereignty with Moayyad Bsharat". There is an image of a young boy holding a container over his head on the right side of the image. Along the bottom is the event details - "Live on Zoom: Wednesday, June 30 at 1pm EST/ 8pm Palestine. Link in bio to register".
An image of a group of people sharing a meal is at the bottom of the image. There is a paragraph above it that reads "Palestine's Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) was established in 1986 to improve the difficult social and economic situation of Palestinian farmers that is a result of the marginalization of agriculture and confiscation of land and water resources under Israeli occupation. UAWC emphasizes sustainable development and food sovereignty rather than emergency and relief projects."
Red background image, green title, and white text. An image of a young man with a Palestinian flag is located at the bottom of the image. The title reads "Why Food Sovereignty?" and is followed by a paragraph sources from "A Growing Culture" that reads "Food sovereignty is inextricably linked to self-determination. Targeting food production is a tactic that colonizers have historically used to erase cultures and create manufactured dependencies where once there was sovereignty and self-sufficiency."

Treaty Lands, Global Stories is excited to be hosting Moayyad Bsharat of the Union of Agricultural Work Committees for a conversation about Indigenous Food Sovereignty in Palestine. The event will be moderated by Mayyasah Akour.

"The Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) is registered as a non-governmental agricultural organization according to the Palestinian Associations and Non-Governmental Organizations Law No. 1 at the Palestinian Ministry of Interior. It is considered as one of the largest agricultural development institutions in Palestine as it was established in 1986 by a group of agronomists. When established, UAWC depended on volunteers completely and formed agricultural committees in the West Bank and Gaza to set the priorities of farmers and help the Union in implementing its programs and community activities."