WFTC-DEC 7

WA Fair Trade Coalition presents WTO+20

SAT DEC 7: 10AM Rally, 3:30PM Workshops, 7PM Keynote

In 1999, more than 50,000 of us marched in Seattle against corporate-centric globalization spearheaded by the World Trade Organization (WTO). We demanded a more just economy, that puts people before profits – and we caught the imagination of people around the world. Twenty years later, the struggle continues for genuinely fair trade that puts people and the planet first.  Join us Dec 7!

10 AM Rally at Occidental Park: Speakers, street theater, music, and a short march to the Federal Building.

 

3:30-6 PM Workshops at Town Hall Seattle: See full description & pre-register

Session 1: 

Environment: Selden Prentice, 350 Seattle & Manuel Perez Rocha, Institute for Policy Studies

Labor: Motthida Chin, Verité and Barbara Byrd, Oregon AFL-CIO

Public Health: Julia Robinson, Health Alliance International & Leigh Haynes, People’s Health Movement

Immigration: Ricardo Ortega, LELO

Session 2: 

Indigenous Sovereignty and Extractive Industries: John Sirois of the Colville Tribes

Cross-Border Labor Activism: Russell Lum, Oregon Fair Trade Campaign; Arthur Stamoulis, Citizens’ Trade Campaign; Dave and Laurie King

Food Sovereignty vs Free Trade: Karen Hansen-Kuhn, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy & Heather Day, Community Alliance for Global Justice

WTO Tech, Data, E-Commerce Expansion: Deborah James, Our World is Not For Sale Network

Trade and Militarism: Carly Brook, Washington Against Nuclear Weapons; JM Wong, Pacific Rim Solidarity Network; Peter Lumsdaine, WA Physicians for Social Responsibility; Dante Meola, End the Deadly Exchange; Evelyn Chow, Queer Trans War Ban; Marie Artap, Resist US Led War; Rhonda Ramiro, Bayan USA

7 PM Keynote with Joseph Stiglitz and Action Orientation with Lori Wallach: Register today!

Lori Wallach is Director and Founder of Global Trade Watch, a division of Public Citizen. Joseph Stiglitz is a Nobel laureate in economics, Professor at Columbia University, and chief economist of the Roosevelt Institute. His latest book is Globalization and Its Discontents Revisited: Anti-Globalization in the Era of Trump. Stiglitz will describe a better way forward – an approach to globalization that balances interests of workers, communities, and the environment with business interests. General admission for the keynote is $20. A limited number of free tickets are available first-come-first-serve: Register for FREE & $20 tickets. Contact Hillary for more information: [email protected]