Teaching Rebellion documents testimonials of participants in the popular uprising of Oaxaca in 2006. Available as a softcover, and as an ebook on the Amazon Kindle and Sony Reader. Profits go to grassroots groups in Oaxaca.
Coffee is central to the Oaxacan economy.There are nearly 100,000 producers who grow coffee on 130,000 hectares of land, and coffee is Oaxaca’s most important cash crop.Coffee production frequently complements subsistence production, providing necessary income to small farmers.Most coffee grown in Oaxaca is shade-grown within forest garden systems, which help preserve biodiversity.Yet coffee farmers’ livelihoods are increasingly challenged due to low and volatile coffee prices on the international market.This delegation provides an overview of production, processing, and trade, as well an introduction to ways in which farmers and friends are confronting the challenges.We will spend two and a half days with a coffee-producing family in the Sierra Juarez mountains and meet with a variety of organizations in Oaxaca City.
CASA will coordinate the itinerary, provide translation, facilitate discussions and reflections, and organize all domestic travel, accommodations and most meals (typical Oaxacan fare).