Migrating towards Justice, Oct 26

October 12, 2010 at 5:07 am Leave a comment

Join us for a unique investigation into root causes of migration and impacts of free trade

When: Tuesday, October 26th, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Multnomah Monthly Meeting, 4312 S.E. Stark Street Portland, OR 97215

Augusto Obregon lives and works in Esteli, Nicaragua, where he serves as vice-president of the Federation of the Integral Development between Farmers. For over thirty years, Mr. Obregon has advocated for the rights of small-scale farmers and educated communities about the negative impacts of “free” trade on health, the environment, and food security. Most recently Mr. Obregon’s work has focused on connecting water contamination to a free-trade zone tobacco factory, which set up shop in his region three years ago. He also works on projects to secure potable water for his community.

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ugusto will be joined by panelists Arthur Stamoulis of the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign and Pedro Sosa of the Safe Communities Coalition.

This event is co-sponsored by: Oregon New Sanctuary Movement, Jubilee Oregon, Oregon Fair Trade Campaign, Safe Communities Coalition, PCASC, Zenger Farm, Jobs with Justice and others

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