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|Speakers: Suzanne York & Shannon Biggs|
|Date||Tuesday June 01|
|Time||8:30 PM - 9:30 PM|
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2121 Staunton Ct, Palo Alto
Suzanne York & Shannon Biggs - Tue., June 1, 8:30 pm, who were both at the World Social Forum, in Porto Alegre, Brazil will give a joint presentation and lead a discussion after the films "Doing the Right Thing" and "Another World is Possible". Suzanne is the Research Director at the International Forum on Globalization (IFG) and has been with IFG since 2000. She researches globalization issues, ranging from trade agreements and poverty to indigenous peoples and human rights. She was primary researcher on the Indigenous Peoples and Globalization map, and also worked on producing the map depicting the genetically free areas of the world. Suzanne provided research on the following IFG publications: Alternatives to Economic Globalization (2002, 2004), Globalization and the Environment (2002), Globalization and Poverty (2001) and Indigenous Peoples and Globalization (Summer 2004); she also wrote several articles for the aforementioned Indigenous Peoples publication and for the IFG website. Suzanne helped organize the Peoples¹ Global Seed 2000 in India, which brought farmers, scientists, and researchers to meet with their counterparts in India and IFG¹s "Youth and Globalization" meeting in 2001, which brought youth leaders and activists to a meeting with IFG Associates on each group¹s perspectives on globalization. Suzanne has a Master¹s degree in Public Policy from American University and an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Portland State University.
Shannon is the Development Director at Global Exchange.