This weekend, the World Trade Organization will be holding its 4th Ministerial in Donha, Qatar. After the failed 1999 meetings in Seattle, this is a much-anticipated event for activists worldwide. For those of us who are unable to make it to Qatar this weekend, there is an opportunity together and discuss the outcomes of the meetings, as well as ask some pertinent questions. On Monday, November 12th PSU Students for Unity and the Associated Students of PSU will be presenting "Faces of the New World" as an opportunity to explore answers to how the international trade policies being negotiated thousands of miles away will affect our own communities. Speakers will include Barbara Dudley (former director of Greenpeace USA), Lynn-Marie Crider (of the AFL-CIO), Veronica Dujon (of the Globalization Research Interest Group), and many others. There will be numerous groups represented, including Local to Global, PCUN and many others. This kind of event would not be complete without a view of the rest of the world that is being affected by these trade agreements. For this reason, we will be screening Life & Debt (How the IMF/World Bank has affected Jamaica); This is What Democracy Looks Like (The Seattle Demonstrations... how they really were) and New Rulers of the World (globalization and Indonesia). There will be several opportunities to discuss these issues with the experts that are bringing them to you, as well as times to discuss these issues with each other. This is a true community event, with a true desire to address some true community problems.
"Faces of the New World" will begin at 11am. The place to be on November 12th is the 5th Ave. Cinema (510 SW Hall). The cost is totally sliding scale, donations will be accepted. For further information, please contact PSU Students for Unity: 503-725-8777 or firstname.lastname@example.org
More information will be posted in the coming days!!!