The Brazilian Landless Workers Movement: Who is the Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra?


January 21, 2014 @ 3:00 am – 5:00 am
The Holdout
2313 San Pablo Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612

Hear histories and current news about one of today’s strongest grassroots social movements, the Brazilian Landless Workers Movement (MST). The MST is a movement of 1.5 million landless women, men and children, who have forced the Brazilian government to redistribute 20 million acres of farmland in Brazil through the occupation of large unproductive land estates. This year marks the 30 year anniversary of the MST’s founding, and in February there will be a one-week gathering of over 20,000 MST activists to discuss the future of the movement. The MST has invited a delegation of 10 U.S. activists to attend the conference, including several Bay Area Activists.

Speakers include members of the U.S. delegation to the MST’s upcoming National Congress:

-Becky Tarlau, Friends of the MST organizer and PhD candidate at UC Berkeley.
-Shango Abiola, The Black Riders Liberation Party
-Effie Rawlings, Occupy the Farm

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