Local Activists Join Worldwide Protest
Local Activists Join Worldwide Protest October 12, 2013 “March Against Monsanto” planned for Kansas City, Mo in solidarity with over 50 countries
October 10, 2013, Kansas City, Mo. - On October 12, 2013 hundreds of activists from around the Kansas City area will once again “March Against Monsanto”, calling for the permanent boycott of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and other harmful agro-chemicals in the food supply. They will converge at Nichols Fountain at 47th and Main Street at 1:00 P. M. in solidarity with the millions of activists from around the world for the second global March Against Monsanto. Marches are currently scheduled on six continents, in 52 countries, with events in over 400 cities. A comprehensive list of marches can be accessed at www.march-against-monsanto.com
Speakers at the event are:
Nicolette Paige Local Singer / Songwriter
Angela Cooper with THE CHILDREN OF VIETNAM VETERANS HEALTH ALLIANCE an Agent Orange advocacy for children of Vietnam Veterans including second and third generation victims of Agent orange and Dioxin Exposures worldwide. Agent Orange was a product of Monsanto.
Moses Brings Plenty an Oglala Lakota television, film, and stage actor, as well as a traditional drummer and singer. Moses Brings Plenty was born on the Pine Ridge Reservation, in South Dakota. He is a direct descendant of Brings Plenty, an Oglala Lakota warrior who fought in the Battle of Little Big Horn.
The speakers will begin at 1 pm and each will speak for 10-15 minutes before the march begins.
It is suggested people arrive early to allow time for traffic / parking and to connect with people they are meeting.
Anyone interested in volunteering can leave a message on the Facebook event page, www.facebook.com/MarchAgainstMonsanto-KC or send a Facebook message to Jill Valentine, event organizer.
Other regional marches are scheduled in Jefferson City and Springfield / Branson. On the Kansas side a March will be held in Lawrence.
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