Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Mexican Women and Globalization (Nov 30)

Women Confronting Globalization: Cultural Resistance, Fair Trade, and Human Rights
Thursday November 30, AQ 3153, 3:30-5:30pm

Cecilia Santiago Vera, social psychologist from Chiapas will speak on Mexico's indigenous communities developing new forms of resistance and the leading role women are playing on all fronts of the struggle.

Featuring:
Mujeres por la Dignidad (Women for Dignity)-Participating via video message, Mujeres por la Dignidad is a cooperative of several hundred Zapatista indigenous weavers in Chiapas, Mexico.

Beautiful hand-made textiles for sale to benefit Mujeres por la Dignidad and solidarity organizing in the US.

Mexico-US Solidarity Network staff person to facilitate presentation and provide English translation if needed.

Sponsored by The Centre for Labour Studies, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Latin American Studies and LAS Graduate Caucus, Centre for Global Political Economy, Department of Women's Studies, and the Centre for Sustainable Community Development

The Mexico Solidarity Network
(773) 583-7728 www.mexicosolidarity.org

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Tessa Wright
Department of History and Centre for Labour Studies
Simon Fraser University Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
Phone : (604)291-3446 e-mail: tessaw@sfu.ca Office: AQ 6025
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