Global Movements for Food Sovereignty Masterclass

Farmers in sunhats working in a garden field
Class Dates
Meeting Days
9:30-10:45 am Tuesday, April 16, 2024

UA Main Campus


Course Instructor(s)

In this lecture, we will explore the concept of food sovereignty and how it has been mobilized by farmer movements throughout the Global South. Drawing on examples from Mexico, participants will learn about the political, economic, and environmental challenges facing small-scale producers, the values that inform food sovereignty movements, and how food sovereignty contrasts with and attempts to counteract the impacts of free trade, neoliberal policies, and the corporate control of agricultural systems globally.

Course Format

Masterclasses are a newer feature of the SBS Community Classroom Program. Masterclasses are taught by an expert instructor as a one-time workshop-style class. The class will be interactive according to the subject matter and students will get the opportunity for Q&A with the instructor(s). The Masterclasses are part of existing undergraduate courses, allowing community members to learn alongside UArizona students.  

Attendance & Participation

Global Movements for Food Sovereignty Masterclass is one course from the three-part Agave Heritage Festival Series. You have the option to participate in any of the three separate courses (Savoring Story: Writing our Food Memories, Agave: The Cultural History of Food and Power in Mesoamerica, Global Movements for Food Sovereignty) or save on tuition by attending the whole series. This bundling option is available at the time of registration. This course is limited to 30 participants.


$30 per masterclass or $100 for the full series. By registering for the full series, participants will have VIP access to the Agave Heritage Festival opening reception on April 18th 2024 6pm-9pm located at the Hotel Congress Plaza. Additionally, SBS Community Classroom participants will have access to special discounted rates for Agave Heritage Festival events


Refunds are available. They must be requested at least 48 hours before the start of the class. Individuals who register for the Masterclass bundle and need to arrange for cancelation and/or refund, please contact Stephanie Noriega at A $10 administrative fee for each cancellation will apply.


Online registration for this course will open December 18, 2023 at 10 AM. After registration, participants will receive a receipt of registration. Subsequently, participants will receive class instructions 1 week before the start of the course.

Location: UA Main Campus