Haiti and Food Sovereignty

Monday, 19 August 2013 | A Public Affair

Often times, outside interests dive into areas in crisis, like Haiti, in the name of disaster relief, but instead of aiding the country in need, these groups have a very different impact. Award-wining author, organizer, and Haiti activist Beverly Bell discussed her two latest books, “Fault Lines: Views Across Haiti’s Divide” and “Harvesting Justice: Transforming Food, Land, and Agricultural Systems in the Americas” with our host John Quinlan on Monday August 19th.

“Fault Lines offers rich perspectives rarely seen outside Haiti. Readers accompany the author through displaced persons camps, shantytowns, and rural villages, where they get a view that defies the stereotype of Haiti as a lost nation of victims. Street journals impart the author’s intimate knowledge of the country, which spans thirty-five years.”- Cornell University Press on “Fault Lines: Views Across Haiti’s Divide 

“The result of five years of research and interviews from throughout the hemisphere, the book describes strategies to win food justice and food sovereignty. An appendix and popular education curriculum offer hundreds of concrete ways to learn more and get involved.”- Other Worlds

In addition to interviewing Bell, Quinlan spoke briefly with Glorily Lopez about the upcoming event, Immigration Impact of DOMA: Free Legal Seminar Presented by Attorney Glorily Lopez and Associates on Thursday August 22. To learn more can listen to Glorily Lopez’s interview with John Quinlan, Supreme Court Rulings Display Contradiction on July 1, 2012 or you can visit Glorily Lopez’s website.



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