[Vision2020] globalization forum

Sally Perrine sperrine at potlatch.com
Mon Nov 29 06:43:02 PST 2004

Peace and Globalization Forum Features Film "This is What Democracy Looks

Pullman-On Tuesday November 30, the Palouse Peace Coalition will show "This
is What Democracy Looks Like," a documentary about the WTO protests that
took place in Seattle five years ago. A reception for the speakers will be
held before the film. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided. The reception is
scheduled from 5:30 to 7:00 PM, and the forum (speakers and film) will begin
at 7:00 and last till about 9:00 PM. All events will take place in Room 209
of WSU's Center for Undergraduate Education. (For information on how to find
the CUE, go to


    On November 30, 1999, workers, environmentalists, human rights
activists, and others demonstrated in Seattle outside meetings of the World
Trade Organization. Media coverage focused on violence but said little about
the underlying issues. This forum will address those issues. When and why
was the WTO formed? What does it do? Why do people object to the WTO? What
happened in Seattle? Have international trade agreements changed since then?
What concerns do poor nations have about these agreements? Are their
concerns being addressed?

    Raul Sanchez, Visiting Associate Professor at UI College of Law and
former UI Special Assistant to the President for Diversity and Human Rights,
will provide information on the history of international monetary
organizations and their relationship to human rights issues. Following the
film, Tony Zaragoza will discuss alternatives to current international trade
practices. Mr. Zaragoza teaches at Evergreen State College.

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