Starting Date: 03-27-2004
Starting Time: 9:00am
Ending Date: 03-28-2004
1 LMU Drive
Los Angeles, California 90045
310-568-3380WHO: Student leaders interested in taking a leadership role in
protecting the environment, fighting poverty and promoting labor rights, food security, access to medicines, good jobs and democratic participation.
WHAT: Student Leadership Trade Justice Convergence to build our Action, Skills and Knowledge to Make Trade Fair and Stop the Central American Free Trade Agreement. Sponsored by Oxfam America, Global Justice, Sierra Student Coalition, United Students Against Sweatshops and United Students for Fair Trade.
WHY: On February 20th, 2004 Bush issued his intent to sign a Free Trade Agreement with Central America (CAFTA), threatening to push millions further into poverty, undermine rural development, indigenous rights, workers' rights, environmental rights, access to essential medicines, family farms, democracy, women, essential services, health care, and education. Congress will vote on the agreement as soon as June of 2004. By urging our representatives to Vote NO on CAFTA we can play a crucial
rule in helping to protect the livelihoods of millions. We have no choice but to act!
Geographical Scope: Regional