Friday, February 11, 2011

Made entirely from discarded plastic, this display was in the middle of the campus at the Cheikh Anta Diop University where passers by were informed about the danges of increasing pile of garbage that is endengering the lives of people on a daily basis and contributing to environmental damages in the long run.
The food sovereignty movement had workshops, plenary sessions, media and information outlets.  The important connections that needed to be made globally about the threat from AGRA (Alliance for Green Revolution for Africa - read Food First critique here) and the loss of enormous areas of land by local communities because African nations are signing bilateral agreements to 'lease' land for nearly a hundred years to countries who grow food (using harmful chemical fertilizers) to feed their populations.

A meeting of the Pan African Network in Defense of Migrants' Rights was held parallel to the Social Forum; the Network conducted important business to move ahead the agenda of making visible the plight of African refugees internally within the continent and externally to the Middle East, Europe and the U.S.

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