WTO+10: Global Justice Forward

Another World is Possible!

The Climate is Changing – It’s Time for Solutions!

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On Nov 30th the World Trade Organization (WTO) will host a meeting of its highest decision-making body in Geneva – 10 years to the day when we shut down the WTO!  On Dec 7th, the United Nations Conference on Climate Change launches in Copenhagen. Join in an effort to harness the spirit of the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle with a renewed commitment to justice and a strong message to Wall Street: “People and the Planet are Not For Sale!”

Follow us online!  Twitter –   Seattle+10 Facebook Page –   CAGJ Facebook Page –   People’s Summit Facebook Group

See the Full Schedule of National and Local Speakers, 30 incredible workshops, and an exciting Cross-Sector Strategy Session

WEEK OF ACTION Where will you be?

Friday Nov 27: Amy Goodman & The Yes Men!
Saturday Nov 28: People’s Summit 8:30 – 5 Seattle University – FREE! No Registration Required
Saturday Evening: Dinner and Program at New Hope Baptist Church – FREE!
Sunday Nov 29: People’s Summit 9 – 5 Seattle University – FREE!
Sunday Evening: Closing Celebration at Town Hall: $5 – $10 suggested donation
Monday Nov 30:
Noon at Westlake Climate! Justice! Assembly; 4:30 at Westlake: Action for Immigrant Rights. 7pm Eric Holt-Gimenez, Director of Food First, speaks at UW Gould Hall – FREE.  Check out other N30 evening events.

Tuesday Dec 1: History Making Waves: Remember and Reclaim Revolutionary History – from the WTO Protests to the Future! 6pm Potluck, 7 – 9:30 Storytelling, University Baptist Church
Thursday Dec 3: “This is What Democracy Looks Like” at MOHAI!
Saturday Dec 5: Caravan with CAGJ to Portland D5 Action!

Spread the Word!
Tell your friends
:  Please send an email announcement about the People’s Summit to your members/friends/family now, and again a few days before the event, by forwarding this newsletter, or a shorter announcement.  We have a template email blast available online.

Flyers:  Please post flyers about the People’s Summit at your house, workplace, cafe’s, friendly organizations, schools & on telephone poles!  A downloadable  PDF of the flyer is available online. You can also get posters and flyers from CAGJ: call 206.405.4600

Social Media:  Help spread the word via your social networks on Facebook — become a fan and join the People’s Summit group—and find us on Twitter at @seattleplus10, using the hashtag #seattleplus10.

Help Make Another World Possible!
Volunteers Needed! Email [email protected]
Especially for Child-care, Interpretation (English/Spanish), and Day-of!

Full People’s Summit Schedule

Friday Nov 27 – The People’s Summit Kick-off

Amy Goodman, Democracy Now Host, at Town Hall

7pm: Tickets $15 – $25 available here & at the door

The Yes Men at NW Film Forum

7pm & 9pm: Tickets available here

The Yes Men will participate in the People’s Summit throughout the week-end!

Saturday Nov 28  – Campion Ballroom & Pigott Hall,

Seattle University, 8:30am – 6pm Opening Plenary & Workshops

Free, no registration required

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Registration/Check-in

Welcome & Opening Panel – 9:30 am – 11:15 am

The Climate is Changing: It’s Time for Solutions!

Launching the People’s Summit, the Opening Plenary will reflect on what we have accomplished, and the lessons learned from our collective victory over the WTO in 1999, and connect that watershed moment with the struggles for justice today. The Climate is Changing.  We know that means we have to take urgent action for climate justice. But it also means that this is the best opportunity we have had in a long time to put forth viable solutions for people and the planet.  The People’s Summit begins with specific ways we can all build alternatives to make another world possible.

Moderator: Sarah Van Gelder, Yes! Editor
Welcome and Overview of 1999: WA Representative Bob Hasegawa
Rebecca Adamson – First Nations Development Institute, First Peoples Worldwide
Dena Hoff Farmer, Via Campesina, National Family Farm Coalition
David Korten – Author, Agenda for a New Economy, New Economy Working Group

Please note: The workshop schedule may change!

Workshop Session #1 – 11:30 a.m. – 1:00pm
Battling Poverty at the State Level: Advocacy and Action
Statewide Poverty Action Network

Building White Allyship & Anti-Racist Movements Accountable to People of Color
Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites, CAGJ

Exploiting the Politics of ‘Need’: AGRA and the Gates Foundation
AGRA Watch/Community Alliance for Global Justice

Framing a New Economy: How Local Living Economies are inherently just and sustainable
BALLE Seattle, People-Centered Development Forum

Youth Organizing in the Movement for Social Justice
Seattle Young People’s Project

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Lunch Break

Workshop Sessions #2  – 2:30pm – 4pm
Art & Activism: Being a Cultural Worker
Pinay sa Seattle

Camino ala Reforma Migratoria/The Path the Immigration Reform

Taller bilingue/Bi-lingual Workshop

Comité Pro Reforma Migratoria y Justicia Social

Industrial Aquaculture, A People’s Perspective on the “Blue Revolution”
Mangrove Action Project

Street Speech: Your Right to Protest

Trade and Agriculture: How Farmers Get the Chaff
Phil Bereano, John Fawcett-Long, Claire Gilbert, Barry Lia, Mark Dworkin, Viki Sonntag

WTO Turnaround 2009 – Building for Global Justice 10 Years Later/ Our World is Not for Sale
Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, WA Fair Trade Campaign, Citizens Trade Campaign

Workshop Session #3  – 4:15 pm– 5:45 pm

Cross Border Organizing/ Relating solidarity organizing to US solutions
WFTC, Council of Canadians. Latin American Solidarity Organization, Seattle CISPES

Fighting for climate justice
Rising Tide

Grassroots Media and the Global Justice Movement (Communications Rights pt. 1)
Reclaim the Media,

Practical Proposals for a New Trade and Economic Strategy

Putting Agribusiness on Trial: Strategies for Confronting the Food Crisis
Food First

Queers Against the WTO – Reunited

Evening Plenary 6 – 10pm: Dinner, Speakers, Performance & Music
New Hope Baptist Church, 116 21st Ave Seattle, in the Central District
Dinner at 6pm, Program 7:30 – 10pm
Free, no registration required.

Reclaiming Community

Join us to reclaim and amplify our voices with the vision we have for a healthy planet and people – Community Empowerment, Jobs, Prison Reform, Food Security and Native Sovereignty!

Moderator: Rahwa Habte, Hidmo Community Empowerment Project
Welcome: Rev Robert Jeffrey – Pastor, New Hope Baptist Church, Black Dollar Days Task Force
Walter Hayden – Community Outreach Director Clean Greens Farm
Alli Chagi-Starr – Green for All, Art in Action
Winona La Duke – Honor the Earth & White Earth Land Recovery Project (confirming)
Performances by Jim Page & others!

Sunday Nov 29,  9am – 5pm  Seattle University

Campion Ballroom & Pigott Hall
Free, no registration required.

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Check-in

9:30  Welcome

Workshop Session #4   – 10 – 11:30
Dispossession and Climate Refugees
Social Ecology Education and Demonstration School (SEEDS)

Grow a carrot, build a movement: Connecting urban gardening with movements for justice
Seattle Tilth

Movement building for the U.S. Social Forum in Detroit 2010
U.S. Social Forum and Michigan Welfare Rights Organization

Environmental Justice: How “Free Trade” Harms it
Community Coalition for Environmental Justice

Cross-cultural alliances and activism
Hidmo Community Empowerment Project

Ganging Up on the Bosses: a New Take on a Classic Model of Direct Action Organizing
Seattle Solidarity Network

11:30 – 12:45 Lunch break

Strategy Panel  – 12:45 – 1:45

Catch the Buzz: Cross-Pollinating our Movements

Moderator: Bill Aal and Margo Adair, Tools for Change
Sylvia Orduno-Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, U.S. Social Forum

Strategy Session  – 1:45  – 5pm
1:45 – 3:30 Cross-sector Strategy Session Part 1
3:45  – 5:00 Cross-sector Strategy Session Part 2

Workshop Session #5  –   2:00 – 3:30
Farmworker Voices: Looking Forward
CAGJ Food Justice Project, UW Labor Project, La Via Campesina

Community Accountability: Building a Glocal Resistance Movement Starting at Home
CARA – Communities Against Rape and Abuse

The Revolution will not be Tweeted (Communications Rights, part II)
Riseup Networks, Reclaim the Media

Free Trade and Militarism
Peace Action of Washington

This is What Democracy Looks Like: Participatory democracy using art and cultural work strategies
Social Ecology Education and Demonstration School (SEEDS)

Strengthening local resistance, from Seattle to the 2010 Olympics
Olympic Resistance Network, No One Is Illegal –Vancouver, Anti Poverty Committee

Closing Celebration of the People’s Summit  7 – 10pm

Town Hall – Doors open at 6pm, 1119 Eighth Avenue (at Seneca Street)
Suggested donation, $5 – $10

Global Justice Forward!

The closing celebration of The People’s Summit is an opportunity for leaders in labor, environmental justice, cultural activism and food sovereignty to move forward a shared vision for Global Justice, reflecting on the significance of the 2009 WTO meeting on November 30th, the 10th anniversary of the WTO shutdown in Seattle, and the upcoming Climate Change talks in Copenhagen in December. Participants will be encouraged to reach across sectors and borders to strengthen alliances, drawing inspiration from the People’s Summit to forge shared goals for the next 10 years and more.

Moderator: Verlene Jones, MLK Labor Council
Leo Gerard – US Steelworkers (via recorded greeting)
Patti Goldman – Earthjustice
Eric Holt-Giménez – Food First
Thea Lee – AFL-CIO
Jim Sinclair – BC Labour Federation
Performances by 206 Zulu, Jack Chernos, Seattle Labor Chorus & others!

We’ll see you there!

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  1. Please let me know if any of the proceedings of the summit were archived and are available for streaming on the web. Thanks.

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