Stand up for justice : Activist training with MASIPAG

18/05/2019 all-day Europe/Luxembourg Timezone
Centre d'Information Tiers Monde- CITIM
55 avenue de la Liberté
Raquel Luna and Birgit Engel

Stand up for justice !

Action Solidarité Tiers Monde invites you to its first series of activist training regarding the perspective of the south in terms of climate change, campaigning and activism.

In the context of complex and interconnected existential crises, social movements are rising across the world to find solutions. They represent major powers of pressure to push the needed political and economic changes in the pursuit of social justice, environmental protection, among other causes. In this spirit, ASTM aims to build solidarity among movements, organizations and causes through a series of activist training that exchange knowledge and experience. At the same time committed individuals are invited to take part to first get in touch with challenging social and environmental content, but also with mouvements and organizations.

This time the activist training will be led by Alfie Pulumbarit, campaign coordinator of our partner organization in the Philippines, MASIPAG, a network of farmers’ organizations, non-governmental organizations and scientists working together on sustainable management of their agricultural land to conserve biological diversity and food sovereignty.

Over the last 17 years, MASIPAG has been at the forefront of development struggles in the Philippines pursuing, among other things, a holistic approach to development, community empowerment, and people’s control over agricultural biodiversity as a contribution in the over-all effort of improving the quality of life of small farmers and fighting climate change.

Date: Saturday 18.05.2019
Location: CITIM, 55 Avenue de la Liberté, 1931 Luxembourg
Trainer : Alfie Pulumbarit, MASIPAG’s campaign coordinator.
Language : English
The event is free and limited to 20 participants

Activist Training & Exchanges

Part I. The Philippines – one of the most climate change-stricken countries in the world. Time: 10-12h00
The challenges facing the Philippines are enormous: In one of the countries most affected by climate change, respect for human rights is a daily struggle – faltering land reforms, land seizure by multinationals and political repression determine the daily lives of the population.

Lunch break : we invite the participants to bring their lunch or otherwise we can arrange to go together to a restaurant nearby. Time: 12-13h

Part II. Campaigning and Activism by MASIPAG – learning from the South. Time: 13-16h
Masipag fights with the farmers against the liberalization of the rice industry, against resource-intensive projects such as mega-dams and mines, and with the “Stop Golden Rice” campaign MASIPAG is committed to respecting human rights, biodiversity, and resource and climate protection.

PLEASE REGISTER PER EMAIL at klima@astm.lu mentioning your name and if you will take part the whole day or just one part
(Part I: Climate change, lunch Break, Part II: Campaigning and Activism)