Announcing “Land and Food Sovereignty” Study Session

The “Land and Food Sovereignty” Study Session, sponsored by Agricultural Missions, Inc., is part of a National Rural Gathering on Land, Water, Energy and Food, together with the Rural Coalition and other allies.

Dates: June 22-26, 2011 (Wednesday through a Sunday morning departure) in Shawnee and Wewoka, Oklahoma

Host: Oklahoma Black Historical Research Project, Black Seminole Community of Wewoka

Goal:  Combating Hunger through Land Access and Food Sovereignty

Lodging: There are four hotels (from $50 to $75 per night with two beds) all adjacent to the Shawnee venue where Study Session meetings and Ag Missions board meeting will be taking place.

Cost: Conference Fees: $250 per person to AMI, includes all meals and local transportation and conference meeting rooms, etc…, and also supports AMI partner participation.  A $25 or $50 hotel room deposit is also requested on the attached form, plus the $20 shuttle fee to and from Shawnee (from Oklahoma City  airport).  To reserve hotel rooms, email or fax hotel registration form to the Rural Coalition, with a copy to Doris, as indicated on form.

If you wish to be considered for a conference scholarship (sliding scale) in conjunction with your own fund raising efforts, please fill out attached scholarship request form. 

See also the downloadable Rural Coalition announcement brochure that includes the latest outline of the schedule of activities during the entire four day event. 

If you have any questions please email or call Stephen Bartlett 502 896 9171 or Doris Rivera at the NYC office: 212 870 2553.