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The Roots of Globalization: Colonialism

Our first of eight workshops on globalization went great!! We explored the culture of the Ladakhi people of India and the effects of economic globalization on their way of life. But we have just begun to look at the beast we are up against, we have just scratched the surface the global capitalist economy and its effects on the peoples of the world. Its not too late for you to come and participate in constructing an understanding of global capitalism and how we can deconstruct it. This Tuesday we will look at the roots of globalization, colonialism.
The workshop takes place once a week, every Tuesday 5-7 pm at the old school building behind St. Francis Church, 330 12th and Pine (2 blocks north of Stark St.) Look for signs directing you to the room the in which the class will take place.
7/1-Ladahk/Introduction to Globalization
7/8-Colonialism
7/15-International Monetary Fund/World Bank
7/22-World Trade Organization
7/29-Sweatshops
8/5-American Inequalities
8/12-NAFTA/Chiapas
8/19-Restance/Alternatives to Globalization

Contact  PDXACA@ziplip.com, attn:education, for any questions you may have.
A Summer Workshop on Globalization

ACA Liberation Through Education is now offering an educational curriculum working on understanding the basics and complexities of globalization and the alternatives to a global capitalist economy. The eight lesson curriculum covers the history and workings of financial institutions, such as the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, World Trade Organization, Free Trade Policies. Their effects on the working poor and indigenous peoples of the world and resistance and alternatives to the global capitalist economy. Many exercises are based on the book, 'Rethinking Globalization', put out by Rethinking Our Schools; a local group of public school teachers dedicated to an alternative vision of public education.

The workshops will take place once a week, every Tuesday 5-7 pm at the old school building behind St. Francis Church, 330 12th and Pine (2 blocks north of Stark St.) Look for signs directing you to the room the in which the class will take place.

Workshop outline and dates:
7/1-Ladahk/Introduction to Globalization
7/8-Colonialism
7/15-International Monetary Fund/World Bank
7/22-World Trade Organization
7/29-Sweatshops
8/5-American Inequalities
8/12-NAFTA/Chiapas
8/19-Restance/Alternatives to Globalization

Contact  PDXACA@ziplip.com, attn:education, for any questions you may have.