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On Monday, November 28, Canisius will host the November Peace Coffeehouse: NAFTA, GMO Corn and Land: Resistance in Rural Mexico from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Science Hall.

The guest speaker, Luz Rivera Martínez, an organizer with Consejo Nacional Urbano Y Campesino (CNUC), has 20 years of experience working on human rights, women’s movements, and peasant and labor movements in Tlaxcala, Mexico.  Martínez will speak about building autonomous community, organizing outside the electoral system and protecting millennia-old varieties of corn.

The event is sponsored by Peace Action-Canisius, the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, the Latin American Solidarity Committee and the WNY Peace Center.

Submitted by Terrence Bisson, PhD, professor, mathematics and statistics