Bread of Freedom is a movement that was recently launched to provide education on ecological and sustainable practices that create good health for the people, honouring the role of small local farmers in creating a vibrant local living economy centered on life-based production systems from seed to table. The mission is to connect networks that have the common goal to reclaim our freedom through our local, organic and biodiverse food heritage extracted from traditional and indigenous knowledge.
Bread of Freedom initiates campaigns to spread awareness of our national issues surrounding unjust structures in our food system and facilitates events, workshops and conversations that inspire creative and non-violent action in the field to defend the rights of people to have good health through safe, poison-free food and to help protect the dignity of farmers through seed sovereignty. By preserving and promoting a culture of breaking bread, we ensure that every person in every community gets her fair share of a healthy meal.
The first Bread of Freedom event, which took place last October, was very successful and it initiated conversations around the issues that surround our local food systems. As a result of this presentation and celebration, it organically now became a movement to join all networks that have an advocacy on food freedom. We gathered reflections from the participants and the most urgent need for us to campaign about is the resistance to Golden Rice.
Program of Bread of Freedom 2:
8:30 – 9:00 Registration / Filter In
9:00 – 10:30 Seed-Based Nutrition by Asha Peri
10:30 – 11:15 Healing Through Indigenous Foods by Nanay
Nona Andaya-Castillo of Nurturers of the Earth
11:15 – 12:30 Community Kitchen Preparation of local, organic
and biodiverse food to be led by Asha Peri of Be-Leaf, Mabi David of Me & My Veg Mouth, Jertie Abergas of Jertie’s Kitchen and Green Chef Jessie de Lara
12:30 – 1:45 Lunch
1:45 – 3:15 Film Showing
3:15 – 4:00 Break/Palitaw-making
4:00 – 4:30 Saving our Seeds, Saving our Future by
4:30- 5:30 Sharing (facilitated by Charlene and Mabi)
5:30 – 6:00 Closing/Signing of No2GR Petition
MINIMUM DONATION: P500 (or more)
Proceeds from the event will go to the No To Golden Rice campaign led by Masipag and other networks.
Masipag is a farmer-led network of people’s organizations, NGOs and scientists working towards the sustainable use and management of biodiversity through farmers’ control of genetic and biological resources, agricultural production and associated knowledge. https://www.facebook.com/Masipag-330604687006523/
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/262701604439703/