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Alice Brooke Wilson

Member of a group of young activists who
collectively run a small organic vegetable farming cooperative in the
mountains of North Carolina, USA. She is also working on a thesis
about how practices within social movements concerned with food and
agriculture across the Mexico/US border are based around alternative
ideas about the future.

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Websites:

http://www.maverickfarms.com

http://highcountrycsa.org

http://www.ceccam.org

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Diana Marcela Gómez Correal

Member of different expressions of women and peace movements in Colombia, and she is a member of Sons and Daughters for Memory and Against Impunity. Diana is part of the Social Movement Working Groups and the Latin American Working Group at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Her doctoral research in Anthropology is on the politization of families ties in context of human right violations in Colombia. She is exploring the role of emotions in social action, and the relationship that people who is alive established with dead people in context of war and armed conflict.

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Websites:

http://antigonagomez.blogspot.com

http://www.hijoscolombia.com

http://bloggerfeminista.blogspot.com

http://expresionyaccion.co/experiencias/index.php/colectivohuitaca

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Laura Gutiérrez Escobar

Member of the Latin American Political Imaginaries Working Group (LAPI) and the Social Movement Working Group (SMWG) at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, USA. Her doctoral research in Anthropology is on the consequences of neoliberal politics on peasant economies, as well as forms of resistance and alternative economic practices and food systems. Specifically, I am looking at food sovereignty and agro-ecology among Andean peasant and indigenous communities in Colombia.

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Website:

www.ibiblio.org/smwg

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Michal Osterweil

She lives and works in Carrboro NC. She teaches at the University of North Carolina and works with the Carrboro Greenspace to develop alternative food, economic, educational and social practices. She is also involved in international initiatives to write about social change in contemporary times in a journal called Turbulence: Ideas for Movement.

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Websites:

http://global.unc.edu/globalstudies

http://www.ibiblio.org/smwg

http://grassroots.wikia.com/wiki/Carrboro_Greenspace

http://www.turbulence.org.uk

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Robert Emanuel Jones

A radical educator and food activist living in Carrboro, NC.  He is a co-founder and organizer with Crop Mob a group of young landless and wannabe farmers.  Rob helped start and works at Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe, a restaurant that arose out of a pay what you can community kitchen.  He is currently in the process of starting a small mushroom farm.

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Websites:

http://cropmob.org

http://www.curryblossom.com

http://grassroots.wikia.com/wiki/Carrboro_Greenspace

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Agustín Lao Montes

Afro-Puerto Rican activist-researcher. He has been and remains active in a multitude of fronts, including The Social Forum and African descent networks in the Americas. He obtained a PhD in Historical Sociology and is Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts (USA). He is also a researcher at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and lecturer in the postgraduate program in African American Studies. He works on issues such as globalization, social movements, urban studies, ethnic and racial identities, racism, Caribbean and Afro-diasporic critical thought and decolonial theory.

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Websites:

http://www.umass.edu/sociol/faculty_staff/lao-montes.html

http://www.encuentroredtoschiapas.jkopkutik.org

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