A PEOPLE’S PRELIMINARY HEARING ON MONSANTO

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We are a group of writers, teachers, artists, researchers, and farmers. In this hearing, we will use the court as a theater to build public understanding. All people and living beings are potential plaintiffs.

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What is the awareness of their technologies in an average community? Is it possible to live for one day without the products of this company? Are there any areas of life not touched by their brand?

Evidence and testimony will be presented highlighting the impact that the Monsanto corporation has on our food, farms, communities, and ecosystems.

YOU are invited to review the research on Monsanto through shared testimonies and argument.

Please join us in this liberating exchange!

WHEN: January 28, 2012, from 11 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
First session 11-12:30: Second session 2-3:30

WHERE: Lesar Law Bldg Courtroom, SIU, Carbondale, IL

WHY: To raise awareness of the research on Monsanto’s existing public record, and to accumulate evidence on the impact of their products and policies on life- within our community, nation, and biosphere.

Monsanto operates within the letter of the law of our land and often in coordination with the State. We ask then, should there be a higher law or moral order?

Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the SIUC Fine Arts Activity Fee and the Student Activity Fee administered by the Graduate and Professional Student Council and supported by AndAndAnd (documenta(13).

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