The People’s Summit

Our response to NAFTA expansion

April 21 – 23, 2008 • New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - www.summitneworleans.org  

Coming together for our communities

Linking the Gulf Coast struggle to the fight for the survival of communities
in Mexico, Canada, Quebec & the rest of the United States
Building collective knowledge and action to transform NAFTA & other unjust
economic policies pushed by Bush, Calderon, & Harper

 

Sunday, 4/20

 

12:30pm

Workshop: NAFTA Gets Militarized: The Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

 

7:30pm

N.O. Intrnt’l H.R. Film Festival Films on the Prison-Industrial Complex—criminal justice organizing benefit, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Ctr.

 

Monday, 4/21

 

9am – 12pm

Community Tour of New Orleans & Story Circles at “the Village” – Next to the Canal St. Ferry on the riverfront in Algiers

 

12 – 1:30pm

Opening Ceremony & Lunch at “the Village” – Next to the Canal St. Ferry on the riverfront in Algiers

 

2pm – 5pm

Understanding Who Profits & How: NAFTA+ and Katrina Profiteering

 

6pm – 9pm

Understanding Who Profits & How: NAFTA+ and Katrina Profiteering

Tuesday, 4/22

 

9am – 4pm

Self-organized sessions addressing four topics: increased militarism, privatization, forced immigration and migration, and abuse of the environment.

Presenters include: Peoples Institute for Survival and Beyond, National Network for Immigrant & Refugee Rights, Malcolm X Grass Roots Movement, Mexican Action Network on Free Trade, New Orleans Worker Center for Racial Justice, Canadian Union of Public Employees, and many others.

Session locations: Loyola University, Craige Cultural Center, McKenna Museum of African American Art, and Greater Little Zion Baptist Church

 

6pm – 9pm

Breaking Inferiority & Superiority to Restore Ourselves & Our Communities

 

 

To get more information contact:
James Williams, Summit Organizer at 504-307-6588 or peoplessummit@gmail.com
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