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Tickets now available to Grassroots International 25th Anniversary

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October 2008


Grassroots International hosts Inaugurating Real Change: an evening of envisioning global justice on November 15, 2008, as Grassroots International celebrates its 25th Anniversary. The event features Grassroots International partners from the Via Campesina, a keynote address by Frances Moore Lappé, music by Sol y Canto, and much more.

Inaugurating Real Change
November 15, 2008
Cambridge, MA
(Washburn Hall, Episcopal Divinity School, on the corner of Brattle and Mason Streets near Harvard Square)

Tickets are available online ( for $75 ($25 student, low-income)

Join activists and thinkers, including:

  • Featured speaker Frances Moore Lappé is the co-founder of the Cambridge-based Small Planet Institute and author of best-selling books including Diet for a Small Planet and Democracy’s Edge.
  • Grassroots’ partner Dena Hoff is the co-chair of the North American region of Via Campesina (US/Canada/Mexico) and serves on the International Coordinating Committee for Via Campesina. A Montana farmer, Dena represents the Northern Plains Resource Council on the board of the National Family Farm Coalition and Chairs NFFC’s Trade Task Force.
  • Grassroots’ partner Alberto Gómez Flores is co-chair of the North American region of the Via Campesina (US/Canada/Mexico) and a member of the International Coordinating Committee of the Via Campesina. Alberto is the former Executive Coordinator of the National Union of Autonomous Regional Campesino Organizations, UNORCA, in Mexico.
  • Music by Sol y Canto, the nationally-touring and Boston Music Award winning Pan-Latin ensemble led by Puerto Rican/Argentine singer and bongo player Rosi Amador and New Mexican guitarist and composer Brian Amador.
  • Silent auction and raffle

3:30 p.m.                    Registration and auction open
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.            Pre-event conversation with Partners
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.            Registration/Cocktail reception
6 p.m.                         Welcome, 25th Anniversary Slide Show, Introduction of Founder’s Circle, Partners’ Address, Music: Sol y Canto
8:00 p.m.                    Keynote Address by Frances Moore Lappé

Hors d’oeuvres served.
Wonderful light fare provided.
Cash bar.

Join the celebration and rich discussion–buy your tickets today!

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