Calendar of FTAA Events

Concurrent session 2 takes place in eight places, from 2:00 to 3:35 p.m. "Lessons from NAFTA: No Model for the Hemisphere" at the First United Methodist Church; "Trade and Migration" at the Doubletree; "Trade in the Americas: the FTAA Debate from a Woman's Perspective" at the Riande; "Student Organizing and the FTAA" at the Gesu Church, 118-170 NE Second St.; "Lessons from Bilateral Free Trade Agreements" at the Doubletree; "Winning Strategies: Defending Water as a Public Good and a Human Right" at the Peace Education Foundation; "Where Do We Go From Here? The Corporate Empire's Next Stop: April, 2004 -- IMF/World Bank's 60th Anniversary in Washington, D.C." at the Doubletree; "Faces of Migration in the Global Economy" at the Doubletree.

Concurrent session 3 takes place from 4:00 to 5:45 p.m. in seven places: "Challenge to Democracy: NAFTA Investor-State Cases" at the Doubletree; "Case Studies on Water and Gender in the Americas" at the Doubletree; "The FTAA and Indigenous Peoples: Impacts and Alternatives" at the Gesu Church; "Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign" at the Holiday Inn; "Derailing the Plan Puebla Panama and Free Trade Agenda" at the Peace Education Foundation; "Labor and Gender" at the Doubletree; and "Challenge from the South: FTAA Campaigns in Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela" at the Riande. Visit www.citizenstrade.org/miamicalendar.php for full schedule of speakers and themes.

Workshop: Corporate Globalization: Trading Away Our Right to Protect Animals

This is a workshop about how global trade agreements and institutions such as GATT, NAFTA, and the World Trade Organization (WTO) have affected animals. Dr. Michael Greger will offer his understanding of what impact the proposed FTAA will have on animals as well. The event is sponsored by the Boston Ecofeminist Action, time and location TBA. Contact helen__m@hotmail.com.

Conference: Globalization and the African World

The Globalization in the African World Conference will include a series of keynote speakers, workshops, and roundtables on globalization in Africa and the diaspora. International, national, and local leaders will address issues such as the FTAA, HIV/AIDS, sweatshop labor, Haiti's economic growth, Caricom and the single-market economy, and the war on terror's impact upon the African world. Sponsored by the Africa Action, African New World Studies Program at Florida International University, Black Radical Congress, Center for Constitutional Rights, Haitian Women of Miami, Institute of the Black World, Jobs with Justice, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Miami Workers' Center, Power U Center for Social Change, Project South, Public Citizen, the local NAACP, TransAfrica Forum, 10th Dept. Organization for Haitian Empowerment, and the Citizens Trade Campaign. The conference takes place from 3:00 to 6:45 p.m. at the University of Miami's Storer Auditorium, 5250 University Dr., Coral Gables. Contact sspencer@citizen.org or kbfuller@citizenstrade.org.

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