Our Cultivating a Daily Revolution Weekly Gatherings will be held in A2 at the
Sustainable Living Center.
Cultivating a Daily Revolution weekly gatherings provides a space for students to engage in topics of social justice, community, beyond fair trade, and agroecological approaches.
This quarter CDR is offered as a 2-unit internship, but every class is open to the public!
Stay tuned and hope you will join us every Monday from 6pm-8pm at
A2 in the SLC at The Village.
Week 10: Reflection and End of the Quarter Celebration!
The FoCAN team is extremely grateful for our interns. We've definitely created a community, explored issues of social justice through discussion over a shared meal, contributed to CAN's efforts in addressing real world issues, familiarized ourselves with concepts of food sovereignty, sustainability, Agroecology, environmental and social justice. For the last meal we shared together, we decided to cook something special for each of our cultura. Malen had his avocado milkshake, Aria had her orzo with tomatoes and basil, Aaron had his frijoles frito, and Jana had her sweet potato fries
Week 9: Memorial Day
In recognition of Memorial Day, we did hold CDR.
Week 8: Decolonizing your diet.
We held a discussion of what it means to cook dishes with ingredients that have cultural significance and would have been considered common to our ancestors. We prepared a meal of homemade tortillas, nopal ensalada, guacamole, and more.
Week 7: History of Food as a Tool for Resistance
This week we held a discussion of activism in the food movement and field worker unionization featuring the works of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez such as the lettuce and grape boycotts.
Week 6: Decolonizing Your Medicine
This week in Cultivating a Daily Revolution, we took a step back from the western approach to medicine and discussed more traditional ones. We should challenge the western approach to treating/curing illnesses/diseases by utilizing the herbs and vegetation in our gardens and visiting the grocery markets as if it is our pharmacies. By continuing to practice traditional medicine, we are reclaiming the knowledge our ancestors have passed down to us.
Week 5: May Day
Due to the fact that CDR landed on International Worker's Day, we decided to not hold our weekly gathering to show solidarity for campesinos, laborers and the working class.
Week 4: Food Waste and Food Insecurity
Hunger is a systemic political problem. The problem is not production, it is distribution. This is why community gardens are effective. They empower communities by allowing them to take their issues into their own hands.
Week 3: Food Sovereignty
This week, we discussed food justice, food sovereignty, and how the very people who grow and harvest our food, also face food insecurity and have been dis-empowered over their food choices.
Week 2: A History of Commodity Crops and Agroecology
Agroecology is a science, a practice, and movement in which it can be defined as the study of relations among sustainable farming, communities and ecology. Additionally Agroecology is an alternative to industrial agriculture that take sustainable farming and social equity into account.
Spring 2017: Week 1
First Meeting of CDR for spring and almost a dozen prospective interns were welcomed over a warm meal. This quarter we will be working closely with CAN, planning Intercambio, holding workshops for UCSC Bioneers and more!
Week 10: Project Reflections
We gathered together one final time in which each intern shared their stories of success, critiques, challenges and strategies that address social inequalities, agroecological approaches, community building, and food sovereignty.
Week 8 Transcommunality: Community Building Approach
UCSC's Professor Emeritus of Sociology John Brown Childs lead a talk centered around transcommunality and peace-building. The pertinent of a conversation in today's time; it is increasingly important to consciously think about how we want to foster coalition making and envision a sustainable future.
Week 7 Decolonize your Medicine
A lesson in alternative and Natural Medicines, ethnobotany and Ayurvedic practices lead by FoCAN’s Natalia Ubilla
Week 5 Agroecology: Growing Justice and AgroEco Coffee
Rose Cohen, PhD from Community Agroecology Network, guest speaker
Week 3: Food Insecurity and Food Justice
Keith Mc Henry from Food Not Bombs, guest speaker.
This quarter we will serve as a base for the student community to learn methods of awareness towards: the right to healthy and equitable foods, and ecologically sound and sustainable methods towards the effort to alleviate these current issues in the Santa Cruz community or other communities. Through outdoor education, guest speakers, community engagement, and hands on learning opportunities with two community organizations, this internship will provide a space for interns to thoroughly engage in theory, practice, and lived experience of work in collaboration with diverse communities.
Cultivating a Daily Revolution Fall 2016
Last day, we reflected on all the topics we learned.
Take a Peek at Previous CDR Themes and Gatherings: