Food Sovereignty, Sustainable Farming and the Resistance Against Corporate Land Control
About the Delegation
This delegation will look to explore questions about peace in Colombia: Can peace be maintained without women, Afro-Colombian and Indigenous communities being integrally involved? How do grassroots social movements challenge the corporate model and maintain sovereignty over lands, water, seeds and cultures? Delegates on this trip will explore ways in which Colombian communities are resisting the current military and free trade policies through cultural restoration and leadership of food sovereignty initiatives. This delegation is open and preferable to people who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.
Delegation Fee: $2,100
The delegation fee covers all in-country expenses (lodging, travel, meals, interpretation, etc.) along with pre-travel resources, reading lists, and support. The delegation fee also covers our international team’s expenses for delegation preparation and coordination. Any amount paid over the delegation fee will go to support delegation scholarship and sliding scales, helping to ensure the delegations are more accessible to everyone. A delegation payment of $2100 or more is ideal to cover all of your expenses and the broader delegation needs-- please pay this amount if you have institutional support or other financial resources.
Sliding Scale: $900 - $2,100
To request a sliding scale option, please fill out a scholarship form here.
Delegation dates: December 11-20th, 2021
Deposit: $250 - Due October 1st, 2021
October 1, 2021
Your Ground Costs for a Solidarity Collective Delegation include almost everything in the 10 day journey
MAIL CHECK (Save us $ on processing fee):
Witness for Peace Midwest
PO box 17262
Minneapolis, MN 55417
*Please note the name of the delegation on the check
For More Information
Please email Naima at firstname.lastname@example.org or Liz at email@example.com for more information
Costs and Funding
Comfortable hotel and community homestay accommodations
Three daily meals and snacks
Popular education workshops
Honoraria for local organizations and presenters
Experienced U.S.-based activists to accompany the delegation as Delegation Coordinators
Ground Costs do not cover:
Souvenirs and gifts
Extra tips - we give a group tip to our guide and driver at the end of the journey
The delegation will explore:
Meet with a wide range of Colombians including community leaders and growers, displaced persons, and human rights defenders
Dialogue with Indigenous and Afro-Indigenous movements prioritizing methods of agro-ecology, seed saving, and cultural restoration
Explore the connections between food sovereignty, food security, free trade, and corporate policies
Learn the impacts of U.S. policies on land, water, seeds and people.
MEET THE DELEGATION COORDINATOR
Naima is a passionate emerging farmer from Somalia, owner of Naima's Farm, LLC and founder of the recently created Somali-American Farmers Association.
2021 Ground Costs: $900-$2,100
We provide scholarships and resources for fundraising.