Día Nacional Contra los Transgénicos

El 14 de diciembre del 2009 Fortaleza de la Mujer Maya (FOMMA), Centro Hemisférico y Pronatura Sur invitaron al público a un encuentro
inspirado por el Día Nacional Contra los Transgénicos, donde colectivos y diversas asociaciones acercaron los problemas socio ambientales de estos cultivos, los efectos diferenciados sobre las mujeres, las luchas contra ellos y las alternativas que tenemos para frenarlos. Durante el encuentro hubo una proyección del documental ¡Vamos al grano!, una mesa redonda titulada “Problemas, luchas y soluciones frente a los transgénicos” y una degustación de productos de maíz criollo elaborados por Mujeres y Maíz. Participaron integrantes de COFEMO, Ecosur, Mujeres y Maíz, Pronatura Sur, Red Comida Sana y Cercana, y Vía Campesina.

 

On December 14, 2009, FOMMA, Centro Hemisférico and Pronatura Sur invited the public of San Cristóbal to a meeting inspired by the National Day Against Genetic Modification during which collectives and various associations discussed socio-environmental problems that plague the crops, the effects they have had specifically on women, the fights in progress against said cultivars, and the alternatives available to stop their spread. The meeting was comprised of a projection of “To the Grain!,” a documentary on the subject; a roundtable entitled “Problems, Struggles, and Solutions Against Transgenics;” and a tasting of native corn products made by Mujeres y Maíz. Members of COFEMO, Ecosur, Mujeres y Maíz, Pronatura Sur, Red Comida Sana y Cercana, and Via Campesina participated.

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Arte Acción is an interdisciplinary platform located in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas that focuses on developing public performance programming and linking different social groups together in order to promote diverse forms of human development through diverse, continual activities geared towards increasing public awareness, personal reflection and the creation of artistic and political projects. It is a platform first developed with the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics in collaboration with Fortaleza de la Mujer Maya (FOMMA), a theatre troupe of indigenous women. Arte Acción, encompasses public lectures, roundtables, performances, public actions and projections seeking to promote, present and archive performative practices as a social, cultural and political in it's collaboration and research with local, national, and international communities.