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Immigration and International Trade

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  • Categories: Discussions
  • Event posted: April 5, 2011
  • Last updated: April 29, 2011

Event details

Lawrence Fair Trade in conjunction with the Mexican Solidarity Network will host Carlos Euceda, Chicago community organizer and former Indigenous Peoples of Honduras organizer, Wednesday, April 6 at 7 p.m. as he speaks on “the Stories and Structures of American Migration”. Euceda’s knowledge and experience with the issue of migration will provide great insight into the controversy that surrounds the issue, especially after the recent Rep. Virgil Peck comment regarding immigrants. The event will include a showing of the film, “A Thousand Fibers”, which explores the textile industry and Fair Trade alternatives in Peru, yet the issues of the textile industry are widespread—especially in Mexico. The 30 minute film will led into a discussion of the policies of free trade (why Fair Trade is a great alternative) and its effects of people and correlation with migration. Fair Trade snacks and beverages will be provided to event attendees and handcrafted Fair Trade clothing from the Women’s cooperative in Chiapas will be available for purchase. The event is free to all and will be held at the Ecumenical Christian Ministries at 1204 Oread Dr., right across from the Oread Hotel.

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