Monday, March 31, 2008

MEDIA ADVISORY - People’s Food Summit

Urban Rural Poor in Solidarity

Attention: News Editor, News Desk, Reporters and Photojournalists


People’s Food Summit

Leaders of various industry associations, fisherfolks, labor, academe, youth, professionals, religious and civil society groups will join hands with farmer-producers and urban poor consumers in calling for action to avert the food crisis at a People’s Food Summit to be held on April 2, 2008, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the UP-SOLAIR Auditorium, University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City.

The summit will present to the public a People’s Declaration on the Emerging Food Crisis. Its call is: Affordable, Accessible and Adequate Food for All!

The People’s Summit is intended to coincide with the government’s food summit to be held April 4. It represents the thinking of the groups that will be most affected by the crisis.

We hope to meet you there.

Photo ops: All present will sign a large copy of the People’s Declaration.

Date : April 2, 2008 (Wednesday) / 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Venue: UP-SOLAIR Auditorium, U.P. - Diliman, Q.C.

Co-sponsored by the Task Force Anti-Illegal Demolition, Urban Poor Alliance, Pambansang Ugnayan ng mga Nagkakaisang Organisasyon sa Kanayunan, Kilusang Mangingisda, KAMMMPI, Mamamayan para sa Pagpapaunlad at Pagpapanatili ng Lawa ng Laguna, Community Organization of the Philippine Enterprise Foundation, Urban Poor Associates, Community Organizers Multiversity, Zone One Tondo Organization, Kongreso ng Pagkakaisa ng Maralita ng Lunsod, PHILSSA, Partnership for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development Services, R-10 Navotas Alliance, Ugnayang Lakas ng mga Apektadong Pamilya sa Baybaying Ilog Pasig, Kabalikat-BASECO, SAPAR-South Rail, Manila Estero Informal Settlers Alliance, Samahan ng taga Estero Pasay, Samahan ng Nagkakaisang Batilyo-Navotas, Malabon Brgy. Volunteers Assoc., Fair Trade Alliance, Women Health, Stop Laiban Dam Coalition, Freedom from Debt Coalition, Haydee Yorac Movement, PADAYON, Partido Manggagawa, Peace Foundation Inc., KABABAIHAN Pilipinas, SANLAKAS, FoodFirst Information and Action Network, MFDC,PEACE Foundation, Alliance of Rural Concerns

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