CARAVAN OF RURAL AND URBAN ALTERNATIVES

ZIGUINCHOR (SENEGAL)

TO

GENEVA (SWITZERLAND)

Gandhi International presents

 

FOR A LIVING PLANET

The Caravan of rural and urban alternatives

 JANUARY TO MARCH 2020

 

If you want a different world, don't be indifferent

WHY ?

Facing crisis, wether they are economic, social or environmental, a large number of people wish a deep change in the way in whichour society lives. But many of themfeelpowerless and defenceless. Whatcan I do  ?

However, all around the planetsome people engage themselves in actions to improve the situation. In agriculture, ecology, politics, economy, cultural and social issues alternative solutions are imagined, created and implemented. Some are alreadybearing fruits. Weascribe to thismovement.

In agriculture we are promoting local agriculture for local needsintending to promote the farmerwhois essential to humanity.  As long as men and womeneat, theywillneedfarmers, but happy farmers living a good life.

This land has been, is and willremain the only source of food production. To live fromearthshouldbe a joy and not  slavery. We must thereforehonor and promote technologies thatfacilitatecrops for a healthy and sustainable  production: agroecology, permacultureetc

Gandhi had, at the end of his life, dreamed of a unitedIndiawith a single flag and 500,000 independent villages, with a common bond and local power, at the same time legislative, administrative and economicallyautonomous. Kinds of village republics. This iswhatweseek to promote

A vector of positive transformation, bringinghope. The various alternatives currentlyunderwaydetermine the advent of a better world where the human values ??ofsolidarity, sobriety and respect for nature willbeat the center of ourprojects and of  ourenterprises.

LikeRajagopal,Indiantrade unionEkta Parishad* leader, webelievethat "if youwant a different world, do not beindifferent". That thisother world will come about by the commitment of a growingnumber of people determined to work for change. This is the purpose of ourcaravanproject, reaching out to thosewhowant a better world by givingthem the desire to getinvolved.

* The caravan is associated with the Delhi-Geneva walk, Jai Jagat 2020, organized by Ekta Parishad, which will arrive in Geneva in October 2020.

HOW ? The caravan FOR A  LIVING PLANET offers to its public a space for meeting, for the diffusion and the sharing of actions carryinghope. It iscarried by organizations, artists, activists, both local and national, already active in the diffusion of the keys to transformation.

It's about creating a space of sharing sothat the solutions of tomorrow are put in place by exchange, confrontation and discussion with the participants.

The caravanwillspend an average of one week in each place to offer, depending on the possibilities, conferences, screenings, shows, parties and short courses. It is place to get information, to think, to train, to enjoy and celebratealsobecauseitis by  joy and  emotionthat one weaves the links thatallow the advent of other possibles. The program of each place willbedetermined in advancewith local partners, who are alsoinvolved in the ongoing transformation.

Wewillestablish a ten-week trip from Paris (France) to Ziguinchor (Senegal) in the spring of 2020. The route willbedetermined first and foremost by the desire and willingness of the local partners to receive us and by the opportunitiespresented (festivals, meetings, colloquia, alreadyexistingevents).

 

 

 

WITH WHOM ?

Think of thistext as a call. If this call speaks to you and youwant to participate in the adventure for a step, a region or for the whole route, do not hesitate to contact us.

We are especiallylooking for people or organizationsprovidingresources to help us organizeourstay and our action at the relay points of our course.

 

CONTACTS

François VERLET-Project manager for GANDHI INTERNATIONAL

Tel: 33-66 33 08 952 Courriel  :f.verlet@gmail.com

 

François VERLET. Trainedat the HigherSchool of Audiovisual (Paris), He has been producingdocumentaries for over  twentyyears on social and environmental alternatives. For 30 years, he has been involved in the organization of cultural events of a social nature in partnershipwithorganizationssuch as Secours Populaire, ATTAC, the Singapore Ministry of Culture, the Paris City Hall...

 

Louis CAMPANA. Borrn July 17, 1946 in Marostica (Italy) is a non-violent activist, promoter of the philosophy of Gandhi especially by the writing and the realization or co-realization of documentary films and events on the Gandhianthought and non-violence. Founder and president of the Shanti and Gandhi International associations, heisalso a companion of the L'Arche Communities.

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Advisory Committee: Yves Berthelot (France),  PV Rajagopal (India), Vandana Shiva (India), Oliver de Schutter (Belgium), Mazide N’Diaye (Senegal), Gabriela Monteiro (Brazil), Irakli Kakabadze (Georgia), Anne Pearson (Canada), Liz Theoharis (USA), Sulak Sivaraksa (Thailand), Jagat Basnet (Nepal), Miloon Kothari (India),  Irene Santiago (Philippines), Arsen Kharatyan (Armenia), Margrit Hugentobler (Switzerland), Jill Carr-Harris (Canada/India), Reva Joshee (Canada), Sonia Deotto (Mexico/Italy),Benjamin Joyeux (Geneva/France), Aneesh Thillenkery, Ramesh Sharma, Ran Singh (India)