Created in 1996 by the international peasant movement Via Campesina, this international day commemorates the massacre of 19 landless peasants in Brazil on April 17th. It is a moment to celebrate the solidarity and resistance of peasant movements and strengthen alliances between urban and rural communities so together they can build a world that is just and respects the dignity of all peoples. On this day, Development and Peace - Caritas Canada salutes the struggles of peasant movements around the world. On April 17, why not support peasant struggles by preparing a local organic meal?
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