Author Topic: Speaking Tour on Trade and Immigration Policy at Diversity Center of Queens  (Read 1088 times)

David Andersson

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As the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) turns fifteen it is time to get the facts out about how this defining agreement has failed. In late-winter 2008, Global Exchange, together with the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, The Council of Canadians, the Mexican Action Network on Free Trade, the Alliance for Responsible Trade and many other groups is organizing a speaking tour across the United States to detail the indisputable yet seldom mentioned links between bad continental trade and economic policies and accelerated Mexican migration to the US. The team of experts representing Mexican, Canadian, and US organizations, will also take a critical look at the "NAFTA-plus" economic and security arrangements being forged behind closed doors between the leading corporations and executive branches of Canada, the US, and Mexico without genuine consultation with the legislatures or public in any of the three countries - otherwise known as the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP).

Date: March 15, 2008, 7 pm
Location: Diversity Center of Queens, 76-11 37th Ave (2nd Floor), Jackson Heights


Hector Sanchez
US/Mexico Education Policy Coordinator, Global Exchange

Hector represents the program in Washington, D.C., where he coordinates efforts to inform and organize legislators and key organizations in support of new priorities on trade and immigration.

Carleen Pickard
Regional Organizer, Council of Canadians

In August of 2007, Carleen worked with activists to oppose the third Summit on the SPP that took place in Montebello, Quebec, as part of the National Day of Action. She has also given presentations on the SPP to activists in Seattle, Washington, San Francisco and at the US Social Forum in Atlanta.

Manuel Perez Rocha
Associate Fellow, Institute for Policy Studies

At IPS, Manuel directs an advocacy and research project on "the Security and Prosperity Partnership and the NAFTA Plus Agenda." Manuel has worked for more than a decade with Mexican and international civil society organizations and networks including the Hemispheric Social Alliance and Oxfam International doing advocacy work for fair economic relations among countries, particularly for trade with justice.

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