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Community Empowerment in Southern Mexico

When Ben Achtenberg and his wife Emily joined the Grassroots International delegation to Mexico, he brought his camera and an eye for picture-taking, along with a deep history of engagement with global movements and political activism. You can read more about Ben’s observations on his blog (Caring for Survivors of Torture), starting with « Indigenous farmers are protecting a way of life and a vital resource for the future…. »

See Ben’s full post on his blog, with a snippet below:

« My wife, Emily, and I recently had the opportunity to visit a number of indigenous farming communities in Oaxaca and Chiapas, Mexico, as part of a delegation from Grassroots International, a small foundation that supports these and other projects in a number of countries around the world, ‘advancing the human right to land, water and food.’ The photos in this post were taken during that trip… »