2013 International Conference Program

Justice Begins with Seeds

International Conference 2013 August 2nd & 3rd

Featuring Dr. Vandana Shiva

Seattle, Washington

Seattle First Presbyterian Church,


1013 8th Avenue, Seattle WA 98104 MAP


Conference Schedule

Day One           Day Two

GMO Awareness Week Film Series

GMO Speaker Training with Jeffrey Smith

Register for Conference


Day One

Honoring Life on Earth
Friday August 2nd, 2013


• 8:00am – 9:00am
Breakfast / Registration

• 9:00am – 9:15am
Welcoming: Biosafety Alliance introduces Senator Maralyn Chase


Plenary I

Our Seeds, Our Life & Our Future

• 9:15am to 10:00am – Location: Sanctuary

Facilitator:
Ignacio ChapelaMicrobial Ecologist and Mycologist at University of Berkeley Califonia

Speakers:
Don ComstockCore Faculty Center for Creative Change Antioch University
Erik Holt-GimenezExeuctive Director of Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy
• Kristina Hubbard – Director of Advocacy and Communications at Organic Seeds Alliance
Brook BrouwerWashington State University

 


Plenary II

One World Crisis: Cultures in Resistance

• 10:05am to 10:50am – Location: Sanctuary

Facilitator:
• Heather Day – Executive Director, Community Alliance for Global Justice CAGJ

Speakers:
Devon PeñaPresident of Acequia Institute
• Katherine Zavala – Program Manager, Grassroots Alliances, IDEX
Phil BereanoWashington Biotechnology Action Council and Community Alliance for Global Justice
• Mr. Tezozomoc – South Central Farms Cooperative

 


Workshops/presentations

Just and Sustainable Supply Chains:
Opportunities and Challenges for Domestic Fair Trade

• 10:55am to 12:25pm – Location: Chapel

Facilitator:
• Colette Costner – Executive Director of Domestic Fair Trade Association

Speakers:
• Grace Cox – Olympia Food Co-­op, DFTA Board Treasure
• Michael Sligh – Rural Advancement Foundation International—USA (RAFI), Chair of DFTA Board
• Rosalinda Guillén – Executive Director of Community to Community
• Willow Coberly – Willamette Seed and Grain

 


Rescate del Maiz Criollo en los Valles de California

• 10:55am to 12:25pm – Location: Withword Room

Speakers:
• Luis Magaña – OTAC Rescate del maiz criollo en los Valles de California
• Jesus Aceves
• Enrique Esparza
• Miguel Rojas
Organizers of El Festival del Maiz Stockton California

 


Baloney! Animal Ag and Corporate Control
of our Food System!

• 10:55am to 12:25pm – Location: Choir Room

Presenter:
Katie Cantrell Executive Director of Factory Farming Awareness Coalition

 


Have the Increased use of GMOs, and Pesticides Associated with GMOs Adversely Altered Human Health?

• 10:55am to 12:25pm – Location: Campbell Hall

Presenter:
Tom Malterre -MS, CN, Functional Medicine Trained Nutritionist & author

 


Community Seed Saving and Exchanging as an Agent of Change: How Local Efforts Can be a Solution to the Mainstream Agriculture Model

• 10:55am to 12:25pm – Location: Room A

Presenter:
• Caitlin Moore – Founder, Co-Director and Education Coordinator of the Olympia Seed Exchange


Organizing Power
for Regional Air Quality

• 10:55am to 12:25pm – Location: Room B

Presenter:
• Rey Leon – Executive Director of Latino Environmental Advancement Project (LEAP)


Lunch – 12:30pm to 1:25pm - Campbell Hall


Plenary III

Less Water, Less Bees, Let’s Take Action

• 1:30pm to 2:15pm – Location: Sanctuary

Facilitator:
Y. Armando NietoExecutive Director, Community Food and Justice Coalition

Speakers:
Laurie PynePresident of Olympis WSBA
Adam ScowCalifornia Campaign Director at Food and Water Watch
• Katherine S. Davis – Faculty in the Center for Creative Change at Antioch University Seattle
• Rey Leon – Executive Director of Latino Environmental Advancement Project (LEAP)

 


Plenary IV

Hunger, Genetic Manipulation and Faith:
Are we walking on the Right Path?

Facilitator:
Dana Perls
• 2:20pm to 3:05pm – Location: Sanctuary

Speakers:
Ron GlassAssociate Professor of Philosophy of Education at the University of California Santa Cruz
Tom Malterre – MS, CN, Functional Medicine Trained Nutritionist & author
Chris Korrow – Farmer, naturalist, photographer, filmmaker, and author


Workshops/presentations

GE Salmon

• 3:10pm to 4:40pm – Location: Chapel

Speakers:
Maralyn ChaseWashington State Senator
Anne MosnessPresident of the Women’s Maritime Association

 


Building Global
Solidarity and Action for Food Justice

• 3:10pm to 4:40pm – Location: Withword Room

Speakers:
• Katherine Zavala – Program Manager, Grassroots Alliances IDEX
• Heather Day – Executive Director, Community Alliance for Global Justice

 


Transgenic Invasion to Biological Agriculture:
Mexico’s Attempt to Transcend Biotech

• 3:10pm to 4:40pm – Location: Withword Room

Speaker:
Dr. Ann LopezExecutive Director Center for Farm Workers

 


Seed Concentration: Barriers and Opportunities
for the Organic Seeds Community

• 3:10pm to 4:40pm – Location: Campbell Hall

Speakers:
• Cristina Hubbard – Director of Advocacy and Communications at Organic Seeds
Courtney PineauAssistant Director, Non-­GMO Project

 


Moms Across America Asks:
Are GMO’s Safe for our Families?

• 3:10pm to 4:40pm – Location: Room A

Speaker:
Kathleen HallalCo-Founder Moms Across America.

 


Creative Writing for Social Change

• 3:10pm to 4:40pm – Location: Room B

Speaker:
• Miguel Robles – Co-Founder and Project Director of Biosafety Alliance

 


Seeds Exchange – 5:00pm to 6:30pm - Campbell Hall

 

Facilitator:
Patrick O’ConnorBASIL

Speakers:
Brook BrouwerWashington State University
Caitlin MooreOlympia Seeds
• Brian Campbell – Uprising Seeds


 


Keynote – Dr. Vandana Shiva7:00pm - Sanctuary



Day Two

Re-­vitalizing Living Systems
Saturday August 3rd, 2013


• 9:00am–9:15am
Ceremony: Delbert Miller (sm3tcoom) is Skokomish (tuwaduq)


Plenary V

Food Chain’s Legal Status

• 9:15am to 10:00am – Location: Sanctuary

Facilitator:
• Miguel Robles – Co-Founder and Project Director of Biosafety Alliance

Speakers:
Dr. Ann LopezExecutive Director, Center for Farm Workers
Magdaleno Rose-AvilaDirector in the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs for the City of Seattle
Rosalinda GuillenExecutive Director of Community to Community
• Katie Cantrell – Executive Director of Factory Farming Awareness Coalition
Luis MagañaCampaign Organizer of ProjectVoice

 


Plenary VI

How to Influence your
Corporate Political Actors

• 10:05am to 10:50pm – Location: Sanctuary

Facilitator:
• Karen Swift – Co-Founder and Coordinator of Biosafety Alliance

Speakers:
Maralyn ChaseWashington State Senator
George KimbrellCenter for Food Safety CFS Senior Attorney
Armando NietoExecutive Director, Community Food and Justice Coalition
Lorette PiccanoExecutive Director of the Rural Coalition/Coalición Rural (RC)

 


Workshops/presentations

Indigenous Agroecosystems
and Seed Sovereignty

• 10:55am to 12:25pm – Location: Chapel

Speakers:
Devon Peña PHDAcequia Institute
Paula GarciaChair of the Mora County Commission
Valerie SegrestMember of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe
Miguel SantistevanBiologist

 


Genetic Engineering’s hidden evil twin:
Synthetic biology

• 10:55pm to 12:25pm – Location: Withword Room

Speaker:
• Dana Perls – Food and Technology campaigner with Friends of the Earth

 


Protecting water as a human right
and as a public resource

• 10:55am to 12:25pm – Location: Choir Room

Speakers:
Adam ScowCalifornia Campaign Director at Food and Water Watch
Julia DeGrawNorthwest Organizer for Food and Water Watch
• Cindy Black – Local Organizer and Volunteer for Food and Water Watch

 


Market Based Solutions
Preview of New Seed Sourcing Tool

• 10:55am to 12:25pm – Location: Campbell Hall

Speakers:
Melanie ChengFounder of FarmsReach
Renee AndersonInteraction Designer,FarmsReach

 


Community Organizing:
A Tool for Movement-­Building Workshop

• 10:55am to 12:25pm – Location: Room A

Speakers:
• Cristina Spach – Community Food and Justice Coalition
• Jessy Gill – Community Food and Justice Coalition

 


Untying the GMO Gordian Knot

• 10:55am to 12:25pm – Location: Room B

Speaker:
Michael SlighRural Advancement Foundation International, (RAFI-­USA)

 



Networking Sessions

Just Label it!

• 12:25pm to 1:15pm

Facilitator:
• Cindy Black – Local Organizer & Volunteer for Food & Water Watch


Learn about Biosafety Alliance

• 12:25pm to 1:15pm

Facilitator:
• Miguel Robles – Co-Founder and Project Director of Biosafety Alliance


Radical Networking of the Minds

• 12:25pm to 1:15pm

Facilitator:
Effie Rawlings


Food Justice

• 12:25pm to 1:15pm

Facilitator:
• Jessy Gill – Community Food and Justice Coalition



Lunch – 1:15pm to 1:55pm - Campbell Hall


Plenary VII

Investing in My Values

• 2:00pm to 2:45pm – Location: Sanctuary

Facilitator:
Theo FergusonFounder of Vital Systems/Founding Member of Slow Money

Speakers:
• Mr. Tezozomoc – South Central Farms Cooperative
Rachel HynesSlow Money Northwest
• Jim Gerristen

 


Plenary VIII

GMO Creative Responses for Local Action

• 2:50pm to 3:35pm – Location: Sanctuary

Facilitator:
• Lori Lively – Editor of Sound Outlook and Steering Committee for Yes on 522

Speakers:
Trudy BialicDirector of Public Affairs for PCC Natural Markets
Alexis Baden-MayerPolitical Director of the Organic Consumers Association
John W. RoulacFounder and CEO of Nutiva®
Dave Murphy -
Chris HardyCo-­?Founder of GMO Free Jackson County
• Marney Reynolds – GMO-­Free San Juans

 


Open Forum – 3:45pm to 6:00pm - Sanctuary



PARTY!
7:00pm


GMO Speaker Training with Jeffrey Smith

Sunday August 4, 2013

Seattle First Presbyterian Church


1013 8th Avenue, Seattle WA 98104 MAP

9am – 11am Labeling Training
9am – 6pm Full Speaker Training

Separate registration is required directly with
The Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT)
To register, go to: salsalabs.com
or go to: responsibletechnology.org