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Calgary Book Launch - Women Who Dig by Trina Moyles

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Please join us to celebrate the launch of Trina Moyles's book, Women Who Dig: Farming, Feminism, and the Fight to Feed the World.

Hosted by Marcello Di Cintio, author of Pay No Heed to the Rockets: Palestine in the Present Tense, and Walls: Travels Along the Barricades, the event will take a global focus on women, farming, and social justice. Author Trina Moyles will read from her book to highlight women's efforts to grow sustainable food, steward the land, and nourish communities. The reading will be followed by a Q&A discussion about Women Who Dig.

Meet inspiring women farmers in Calgary:
Vanessa Hanel of Micro YYC, Amber Yano of MOB Honey + more

Weaving together the narratives of female farmers from across three continents, Women Who Dig offers a critical look at how women are responding to and, increasingly, rising up against, the injustices of the global food system. Beautifully written with spectacular photos, it examines gender roles, access to land, domestic violence, maternal health, political and economic marginalization, and a rapidly changing climate. It also shows the power of collective action.

With women from Guatemala, Nicaragua, the United States, Canada, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, India, and Cuba included, it explores the ways women are responding to, as both individuals and in groups, the barriers they face in providing the world a healthy diet.

Trina Moyles is a freelance writer, journalist, photographer, human rights activist, and community organizer. Her works of fiction and poetry have been published in many literary journals, and her journalism in many magazines and websites. Over the past ten years, Moyles has worked intimately with rural organizations and communities in Nicaragua, Guatemala, Cuba, Canada, and East Africa. She focuses her research and writing on social and environmental justice, food security, nutrition, and gender equality. She lives in Peace River, Alberta.

Marcello Di Cintio is the author of four books, including the critically acclaimed Walls: Travels Along the Barricades, winner of the 2013 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing and the City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize. Di Cintio’s essays have been published in the Walrus, Canadian Geographic, the International New York Times, Condé Nast Traveller, and Afar. He lives in Calgary. His latest book, Pay No Heed to the Rockets: Palestine in the Present Tense was published with Goose Lane Editions in April 2018.

For more information, please visit: www.womenwhodig.com/events