Join the Seattle + 10: MN Week of Action!
Take part in a week of workshops, films, and action to reflect on 10 years of fighting for an end to undemocratic trade policies like NAFTA and the WTO and a towards a more just, fair and democratic way to do trade.
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Sat. November 28 and Sun. November 30th:
MINNEAPOLIS: St. Joan of Arc 3rd Annual Sustainable Fair Trade Market
Start your holiday season with justice - shop your values with over 24 sustainable, fair trade businesses! Enter through door number 2 or 3 in school corridor. Most vendors accept cash or checks - limited credit card. More info at www.stjoan.com Questions, please contact - Ann email@example.com or Janet firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Sat. 3-5pm, Sun. 10am - 2pm
Where: St. Joan of Arc Church, 4537 Third Avenue S., Minneapolis, 55419
Monday November 30th:
MINNEAPOLIS: Art for Trade Justice
Join your fellow activists in an art building day for the December 5th March and Rally for trade justice. Gustavo Boada, from the Heart of the Beast Theatre will teach the fine points of making puppets, masks and signs for social action.
When: 6: 15pm-8pm
Where: Waite House Neighborhood Center
2529 13th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Tuesday, December 1st:
UM - Minneapolis: Who's Got You Covered? Sweatshops Clothing and the U.
This event will discuss sweatshops, global trade in clothing and the textile industry, and how these issues relate to the U's involvement in a Designated Suppliers Program.
When: December 1 7:00-8:30pm
Where: University of Minnesota, Room 35 Humphrey Center, 301 19th Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55455
ROCHESTER: Trade Justice Film Screening
Join the SE Area Labor Council for a screening of a trade justice film and discussion afterwards about the 10 years post Seattle and the importance for a new progressive trade agenda.
When: December 1, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Where: Rochester Public Library (101 2nd Street SE, Rochester, MN)
Wednesday December 2nd
DULUTH: Film Screening of Battle in Seattle Details coming soon!
Where: College of St. Scholastica (check back for details!)
MINNEAPOLIS: Cargill, Palm Oil and the Climate of Deforestation
Cargill Incorporated is the largest importer of palm oil in the US. We invite you to learn about the Rainforest Action Network's campaign for Cargill to adopt a Global Forest Policy that respects rainforests, family farmers and our global climate.
Where: 312 Central Avenue SE, Room 215 Minneapolis, MN 55414
MINNEAPOLIS: U.S. Response to the Global Food Crisis: Why We Need a New Vision for Trade
More than 1 billion people around the world go hungry. This teach-in will address the questions: what policies caused this growing crisis? Is access to food a human right? How do we achieve it?
When: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Where: Hospitality Hall, St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church (4537 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN)
Thursday December 3rd
ST. PAUL: Refugees of the Global Economy
Should workers who migrate as a result of trade policies be considered economic refugees? This teach-in will address globalization and immigration.
When: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: UFCW Local 789 Hall
266 Hardman Ave. N., South St. Paul, MN 55075
Friday December 4th
WAYZATA: Action on Cargill:
Join the Rainforest Action Network in delivering letters to Cargill, urging them to act in a fair and ethical manner in their palm oil production to help save the world's rainforests.
When: Meeting at 10am to carpool to Cargill headquarters in Wayzata.
Where: Carpool gathering at Bethany Lutheran Church
2511 Franklin Avenue East, Minneapolis, MN 55406
MINNEAPOLIS: 10 Years Post Seattle: Taking Stock & Moving Forward:
Were you in Seattle? Miami? Come participate in this reflective discussion to assess where we're at and where we're headed.
When: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: IUE-CWA Hall Local 1140
3745 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 5506
Saturday December 5th
March and Rally for Trade Justice!
Join your fellow trade activists in marching to the UAW Local 879 hall where we will hold a rally for Trade Justice. We’ll have food, music, art, puppets, speakers and more.
At the hall, you'll learn more about the movement for a fair global economy and ways you can take action.
11:00am Gathering at the EastParking lot of Minnehaha Falls Park.
11:30am March to the UAW Local 879 Hall.
12:00pm – 2pm Lunch and Rally atthe UAW Local 879 Hall.
Minnehaha Falls Park Parking Lot
East end parking lot at the corner of Godfrey and 46th Avenue).
UAW Local 879 Hall
2191 Ford Parkway, St Paul, MN 55116
A shuttle will be available to bring folks back to their cars after the rally.