[ensu] Joao Pedro Stedile public lecture

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Globalization and Social Movements: A Brazilian Perspective (Oct 20,

A public lecture with Joao Pedro Stedile of the MST

Detailed info: http://www.yorku.ca/cerlac/EVENTS.html#STEDILE
Download the flyer in PDF: http://www.yorku.ca/cerlac/MST_Flyer.pdf


[The MST is] the most important and exciting popular movement in the
world... With constructive local actions such as those of the MST, and
international organization of the kind illustrated by the Via Campesina and the 
WSF, with sympathy and solidarity and mutual aid, there is real hope for a 
decent future. 

                     - Noam Chomsky, in Porto Alegre, 2003

The Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC, York 
University), The Transformative Learning Centre (OISE / University of 
Toronto), and The Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy
(Ryerson University) proudly present

Globalization and Social Movements: A Brazilian Perspective
a public lecture by 

of the MST (Landless Workers' Movement) of Brazil 
Monday, October 20, 2003 
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
O.I.S.E. Auditorium 
252 Bloor Street West, Toronto

João Pedro Stedile is considered to be a principal founder of the MST,
one of Latin America's largest and most dynamic social movements. He presently
is the main political spokesperson for this organization and one of 25 members
of its National Directorate.  A leading international figure in the
anti-corporate globalization movement, Stedile is also an activist of the 
international via Campesina movement and has been an organizer of the World 
Social Forum in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  He has published extensively on issues 
relating to agrarian reform, rural development, social justice, and 
This event is part of a rare public tour by Stedile to build
international solidarity against the commonly shared perils of corporate-driven 
globalization.  Stedile will speak about the experiences of the MST with 
grassroots mobilization and international solidarity in the quest for
social justice. He will also address the challenges of rural development in
Brazil and the importance of his organization's work in the current
international context.

This event is part of a tour organized by The Canadian Association for
the Study of International Development - CASID, and Development and Peace. 

Additional co-sponsors include: CAW International Department
(CAW-Canada), The Centre for Social Justice, The Council of Canadians, The 
International Development Studies (IDS) programme at York University; The 
Primate's World Relief and Development Fund, Justicia 4 Migrant Workers, 
Science for Peace, Toronto Social Forum.

Contact: cerlac@xxxxxxxx, 416-736-2100 ext. 88705

More info and many useful background readings: 

Download the flyer for this event in PDF: 

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