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Public Scholar Series: Seed As Her Sword – From the Global South to the Black Belt South

March 21, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Institute for Policy Studies’ Public Scholar Series is a year-long series of panels and workshops uniquely selected by interns –our public scholars-in-training– and that reach beyond established IPS issue areas in an effort to reflect the greatest swatch of experiences from younger people and those of diverse backgrounds.

The fight to preserve and keep land and water resources from becoming privatized is shared among agricultural workers around the world. Three DC-based activists from Rural Coalition/Coalición Rural will explain how women, spirituality, and culture have played and continue to play a central role in land movements and the ways international trade agreements target farmer communities. Parts of the film Our Land, Our Lives: The North Carolina Black Farmer’s Experience will be shown.


  • Dania Davy, with Rural Coalition/Coalición Rural is the director and producer of the documentary Our Land, Our Lives: The North Carolina Black Farmer’s Experience and co-author of North Carolina Black Land Loss Needs Assessment.
  • Tracy McCurty is Policy Advisor for Rural Coalition/Coalición Rural and,
  • Angela Andrar is the Program and Communications Director at Rural Coalition/Coalición Rural.

Moderated by Adwoa Masozi, IPS Internship Coordinator.

These discussions are free and open to the public but a suggested donation of $5 will be appreciated. Please let us know you’re coming by sending an RSVP to


March 21, 2012
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Adwoa Masozi


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