From Copenhagen to Cancun

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Join the OCA/VO at the Historic Global Climate Conference

    7-Day Tour:  November 29th- December 5th, 2010 : Hostel $750, Ramada $950

It is also possible to stay for the entire 11 day event from November 29th through December 11th, 2010

For more information please contact Molly Blakemore:, (415) 307-8914

In 1999 and 2003, the OCA helped organize protests and teach-ins against the World Trade Organization in Seattle and Cancun. These mobilizatons were the coming of age of the global grassroots and the recognition that international crises demand global grassroots action. Now you have the opportunity to join OCA Director Ronnie Cummins and other OCA staff on an escorted delegation to the historic teach-ins and rallies for climate justice and organic agriculture at the global climate crisis summit in Cancun, Mexico.

Over 100,000 concerned citizens from North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia are expected to converge on Cancun, including leading farm, food, Fair Trade, climate justice, and anti-GE activists. They’ll attend a wide range of workshops, forums, and cultural events. Following up on the theme of the World Social Forum, “Another World is Possible,” the emphasis in Cancun will be on presenting solutions and alternatives to the climate crisis.

The OCA delegation, will include international experts on organic agriculture and climate justice, including OCA Directors Ronnie Cummins and Alexis Baden-Mayer, organic farm leader and author, Will Allen, and author and food activist Jill Richardson.

World famous speakers and activists including, James Hansen, Bill McKibben, Pat Mooney, and Maude Barlow are expected to make presentations at the Grassroots Summit, which will take place simultaneously with the global negotiations of leaders from every nation in the world.

Please check back regularly for updates on scheduled speakers

During the week of teach-ins and protests,  the OCA delegation will be housed in comfortable accommodations in the city of Cancun.

There are two housing options:

Chacmool Hostel,

7-day Tour: $750.

The hostel sits directly on the corner of Palapa Park, where all the activities are expected to take place.  This is also where the OCA will host all of its conferences, speakers and workshops.  Cancun’s most famous taco stand is on the ground level of the hostel, serving up affordable, traditional Mexican food and drinks until 2am.

This is an ideal option for students or those on a tight budget.  Rooms and beds are available on a first-come-first served basis and will include dorm style beds, breakfast, welcome dinner, transportation to and from the airport and all speakers and conferences.  They also offer economical tours to local attractions.

Ramada Hotel,

7-day Tour: $950.

The Ramada is only blocks away from Palapa Park. The hotel has a free shuttle to the beach, fitness center, pool, and restaurant/bar.  Rooms can be booked at a double or single occupancy rate and include breakfast, dinner with the delegation at local restaurants, transportation to and from the airport, and all speakers and conferences.  Guests at the Ramada are also welcome to book tours through the hostel, which offers affordable rates to all local attractions.

Call the OCA staffer, Molly Blakemore at (415-307-8914) or click here to pay your deposit and reserve you space on the delegation (select “Campaign Manager”).

If you want to take a day to relax and get away from the excitement of the events, there are several day trips available to local attractions: