Above: Photo of graffiti denouncing free trade agreements in Central America and the Dominican Republic (los tratados de libre comercio, or TLC). Source.
As injustice of forced migration makes headlines across the country — and the TPP continues moving forward — the speakers on this week’s national conference call will share the deep connections between destructive free trade agreements, forced migration, and militarism.
Join us as we learn about the legacy and ongoing consequences of free trade in the Americas, organized by anti-TPP activists from Trade Justice-New York Metro and MoveOn.org.
Sunday, July 27th
7:30 pm EST
National Conference Call: The Human Face of Free Trade in the Americas
– María Luisa Rosal, Field Organizer, School of the Americas Watch. María Luisa came to the U.S. from Guatemala as a young child, after her father was disappeared by the Guatemalan military government in 1983. As part of SOA Watch, she organizes to stand in solidarity with the people of Latin America and the Caribbean, to close the U.S. Army School of the Americas/WHINSEC and to change oppressive U.S. foreign policy that the SOA represents.
– David Bacon, award-winning author and photojournalist. David’s work includes: The Right to Stay Home: How U.S. Policy Drives Mexican Migration, Illegal People: How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants, and The Children of NAFTA.
– Alexis Stoumbelis, Executive Director, Committee in Solidarity With the People of El Salvador (CISPES) Through her work, Alexis has direct knowledge of how “free trade” can devastate a nation’s economy and social programs. Since the end of El Salvador’s civil war in 1992, CISPES has worked to oppose free trade and privatization in the Central America Free Trade Agreement or CAFTA.
– Arturo Viscarra, Outreach Coordinator, School of the Americas Watch. Arturo is an immigration attorney who came to the U.S. from El Salvador during the brutal civil war in the 1980s. Arturo will address the human rights abuses and militarism that go hand-in-hand with globalization and free trade in the Americas.
Call-in Number: 559-726-1300
Participant Access Code: 951146#
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To view the accompanying presentation online, visit: http://www.anymeeting.com/moveforjustice1