- The Progressive Pulse - http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org -

RSVP today for next Thursday’s important Crucial Conversation lunch

Posted By Rob Schofield On September 20, 2013 @ 1:52 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

Lori Wallach [1]Don’t miss out on next Thursday’s very important NC Policy Watch Crucial Conversation lunch: Worse than NAFTA? Lori Wallach discusses the “Trans-Pacific Partnership.”

Featuring Lori Wallach, Director of the Global Trade Watch Division [2] at the national advocacy group Public Citizen.
Co-sponsored by AFL-CIO of North Carolina [3]Witness for Peace [4] and Balance & Advocacy in Journalism.

Click here to register [5].

Few American states have experienced the devastating impact of global “free” trade more directly and painfully than North Carolina. Our shuttered manufacturing plants and record unemployment rates both serve as powerful daily reminders of the lasting impact of NAFTA, CAFTA and other alphabet soup trade deals negotiated by far-off politicians and corporate giants.

Now, amazingly enough, yet another such trade agreement is being negotiated in secret, and it could be the worst one yet. As you read this, trade officials from the U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim nations are negotiating something called the Trans-Pacific Partnership in hopes of reaching agreement this fall.

Lori Wallach thinks this is a big mistake. Wallach is the Director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch division. A Harvard-trained lawyer, Wallach has promoted the public interest regarding globalization and international commercial agreements in every forum: Congress and foreign parliaments, the courts, government agencies and the media.

She’s also been described as “Ralph Nader with a sense of humor” by the Wall Street Journal, “the trade debate’s guerrilla warrior” in the National Journal and “Madame Defarge of Seattle” by the Institute for International Economics.

Don’t miss this important opportunity to hear from this passionate national leader on this dangerously under-reported subject.

When: Thursday, September 26, at 12:00 p.m. — Box lunches will be available at 11:45 a.m.

Where: Center for Community Leadership Training Room at the Junior League of Raleigh Building, 711 Hillsborough St. (At the corner of Hillsborough and St. Mary’s streets)

Cost: $10—includes a box lunch.

Space is limited – pre-registration required.

Click here to register [5]

Questions?? Contact Rob Schofield at 919-861-2065 or <A href=”mailto:rob@ncpolicywatch.com” data-mce-href=”mailto:rob@ncpolicywatch.com”>rob@ncpolicywatch.com</A>


Article printed from The Progressive Pulse: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org

URL to article: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/09/20/rsvp-today-for-next-thursdays-important-crucial-conversation-lunch/

URLs in this post:

[1] Image: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Lori-Wallach.jpg

[2] Global Trade Watch Division: http://www.citizen.org/Page.aspx?pid=1328

[3] AFL-CIO of North Carolina: http://aflcionc.org/

[4] Witness for Peace: http://www.witnessforpeace.org/section.php?id=22

[5] Click here to register: https://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50825/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=73855#regForm

Copyright © 2013 The Progressive Pulse. All rights reserved.