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WTO, Genetic Engineering & Food Security Workshop

This Saturday, please join Northwest Resistance Against Genetic Engineering for a workshop on the WTO, Genetic Engineering & Food Security.
Teach-in on Global economy

Saturday - December 17 - 10 am - 4pm
Koinonia House 633 SW Montgomery, Portland

Please join over 15 local labor, environmental, and community organizations for a teach-in this Saturday...

As the Sixth Ministerial of the World Trade Organization takes place in Hong Kong, we will critically discuss the impacts of "free" trade, privatization, and the WTO on human, immigrant, and labor rights, and the environment. We will examine how international activists have organized a global resistance against "free" trade and the WTO and how activists have formed coalitions across social movements. We will offer a variety of solutions and ways of getting active in this global struggle. The teach-in is a free event with free breakfast, lunch, and childcare. Join us for the whole day or for just one workshop!

This teach-in is brought to you by the same wonderful coalition that organized the December 10 anti-WTO/Right to Organize March

To register for this free event, please send an email to  wto_teachin@riseup.net.

Teach-in Schedule

10-10:30 Tabling Information & Free Breakfast

10:30-11:50 Session I

Workshop A: The Basics of International Trade & Neo-liberalism
(Facilitators: Martin Hart-Landsberg, Lewis & Clark College; Meredith Shafer, activist)

Workshop B: Immigrant Rights in a Global World
(Facilitators: Alice Perry and Pedro Sosa, American Friends Service Committee)

Workshop C: Labor Rights & the Right to Organize
(Facilitators: Laurie King, Jobs with Justice)

12-1:20 Session II

Workshop D: The Local Impacts of "Free" Trade
(Facilitators: Kari Koch and Michael Geoghegan, Oregon Fair Trade Coalition)

Workshop E: Human Rights & Globalization
(Facilitators: Eric Bailey, Amnesty International)

Workshop F: The Environmental Impacts of "Free" Trade
(Facilitators: Erica Maharg, Sierra Club)

1:30-2:30 Free Lunch: An Opportunity to Network with Local Activists & Scholars of Globalization & Social Movements


2:40-4:00 Session III

Workshop G: Hot Topic @ Hong Kong
(Facilitators: Paul Thiers, Washington State University; Andy Szatkowski, Jubilee Oregon)

Workshop H: Genetic Engineering & Food Security
(Facilitators: Lori Ann Burd, Northwest Resistance against Genetic Engineering)

Workshop I: Militarization & Trade
(Facilitators: Dan Denvir & Andreina Velasco, Portland Central America Solidarity Committee)

Workshop J: Global Resistance
(Facilitators: Bruce Podobnik, Lewis & Clark College; Indymedia)

homepage: homepage: http://www.nwrage.org
phone: phone: 503.239.6841
address: address: POB 15289, portland OR. 97293