Biojustice 2007 Schedule of Events

This is our tentative schedule thus far. Please check back often for revisions and additions.

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April 13th – May 3rd

Five scheduled showings of the documentary, Bulls**t, highlighting Dr. Vandana Shiva’s campaigns against globalization and genetic engineering, her organization’s organic seed-saving farm in the Himalayan foothills, and right wing campaigns to try to discredit her. Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts. Details at the MFA website, schedule of showings here.

Tuesday, May 1st

4PM: Talk by Sheldon Krimsky (Tufts University & Council for Responsible Genetics): “Epistemic Wealth: How Reductionism and Academic Entrepreneurship Corrupt Biomedical Science,” Harvard Science Center, Room 469.

Friday May 4th

12 noon: Gathering on the Boston Common, featuring a Really Really Free Market and other festivities.

7 – 9:30 PM: Opening event at Old South Church (Copley Square) – “International Farmers Speak Out,” with Anna Lappé (Small Planet Institute), Ignacio Chapela (University of California, Berkeley), representatives of international farmers’ movements from Bangladesh, Nicaragua, and New Mexico’s Tesuque Pueblo, plus music and more.

Saturday May 5th

10 AM – Noon: Panel discussion: “Biotechnology, Medicine and Human Rights,” at Old South Church, featuring Judy Norsigian (Our Bodies Ourselves), George Annas (Boston University), John Abramson (MD, author of Overdosed America), Sandy Eaton (RN, Mass-Care & Mass. Nurses Association), and Sonia Shah (author of The Body Hunters).

11 AM: Wake up the Earth parade begins (Corner of Centre St. and South Street Adjunct in Jamaica Plain)

12:30 – 5 PM: Wake up the Earth Festival in Jamaica Plain (Boylston and Lamartine Sts./Stony Brook T stop), with speakers, music, tables, kids’ games, etc.

Sunday May 6th

11 AM – 1 PM: Environmental Justice tour and puppet parade in Roxbury, with SafetyNet and other local groups. Meet at Dudley Commons, across from 339 Dudley St.

1 – 4 PM: Community gathering in Blackstone Park (Washington and W. Newton Sts., 5 blocks east of Mass. Ave.), with festivities, and a panel of speakers on the proposed B.U. bioweapons facility planned for the neighborhood.

5 PM: Premiere screenplay reading of The Donors, a science fiction thriller set in 2030. A feisty teenage clone battles a transnational corporation that plans to sell off her organs; she joins with activists and her biological family to try to save the lives of “donor” children. Introduced by Prof. James Sherley (MIT). Community Church of Boston, Guatemala Room, 565 Boylston Street, near Copley Sq.

6 – 8 PM: Rising Tide Road Show, featuring slides on mountaintop removals for coal mining, global struggles against environmental degradation and food insecurity, social justice songs, and a confronting climate change musical! Encuentro 5, 33 Harrison Ave, 5th floor, in Chinatown.

Monday May 7th

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Volunteering at the Food Project garden in Dorchester

Afternoon and evening: Workshops at Encuentro 5 (see above), actions, etc. Evening screening of A Silent Forest, a film featuring David Suzuki, addressing the problem of genetically engineered trees.

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