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Global Justice Action Summit

Date:
Friday, June 21, 2002
Time:
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Other
Organizer/Author:
Clifford Bradley
Location Details:
University of Montana and Downtown Missoula, MT

Partners for Global Justice and Sustainable Communities presents: The Global Justice Action Summit Missoula, Montana, USA June 20~24 2002 A US Alternative Summit to the G8 The Global Justice Action Summit (Global JAS) is being organized to identify the specific tools and strategies people can use to change undemocratic decisions and unfair global economic policies. Together, we will explore a global vision that respects human rights, cultural diversity and ecological integrity with the intention of helping to build sustainable communities worldwide. INTERNATIONAL FORUM SUSTAINABILITY FAIR FESTIVAL MISSOULA MONTANA JUNE 20 ~ 24 2002 GlobalJAS will draw attention to the upcoming annual G8 meetings taking place near Calgary, Alberta, which begin June 26, 2002. The G8 (Group of Eight) refers to the self-constituted forum of leaders from the eight most powerful industrialized nations. The G8’s widespread influence, but lack of democratic accountability, fails to represent countries excluded from its private closed door deliberations, or the billions of people who are adversely affected by its agenda and policies. The Global Justice Action Summit (www.globaljas.org) is a Forum on sustainable alternatives to economic globalization, a Fair on Sustainability and a Festival and Celebration of action for change. Forums & action workshops  Global Justice: Pathways to a Better World  Sustainable Agriculture: Assessing the Ramifications of Patenting Life  Human Rights: Empowering People  Environment: Preserving the Global Commons Speakers include: -Kevin Danaher - Global Exchange -Njoki Njoroge Njehu - 50 Years Is Enough -Walden Bello - Focus on the Global South Marie Clarke - Jubilee USA Network -Molly Dhlamini - young Christian justice activist, South Africa -Corbin Harney – Shoshone Elder / Shundahai Network -Percy Schmieser- Canadian Anti-gmo Farmer -Helen Waller - Montana Farmer, Northern Plains Resource Council -Miguel Altieri - UC Berkley, Agroecology -Neil Sorensen - Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy -Francisco Solis - Coastal Range Coalition (Chile) Festival of Sustainability, Self-sufficiency, Simplicity Music, exhibits, demonstrations, workshops and field trips that focus on methods to help communities work toward greater Sustainability, Self-sufficiency & voluntary Simplicity Musical performers include: David Rovics, Amy Martin, Merkaba, The Velcro Sheep, Zoe’s Garden, Seattle World Beat & more…poets & dancing Sustainable Transportation Caravan to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park (US/Canada) Peace and International Solidarity Gathering – Ceremonies and Prayers for World Peace Join us for this Edu-Action Festival ~ A BETTER WORLD IS POSSIBLE Visit us @: www.globaljas.org Partners for Global Justice and Sustainable Communities – is a broad-based coalition of peace, social justice, sustainable agriculture, and environmental organizations that is part of a growing international movement.
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