Friday, February 6, 2009

Arizona: Global Justice Teach-in

8th Annual Local to Global Justice Teach-in is coming!
RECLAIM THE COMMONS
Inauguration Parade: Friday February 27, 2009
Teach-in Saturday February 28 - Sunday March 1, 2009
Farmer Building ASU Tempe
Highlights of the event:
Gustavo Esteva, a Mexican activist and "de-professionalized intellectual." He is the founder of the Universidad de la Tierra in the Mexican city of Oaxaca. He currently works at the Centre for Intercultural Dialogues and Exchanges (CEDI) in the city of Oaxaca, and is a former advisor with the Zapatista Army for National Liberation (EZLN) in Chiapas for the negotiations with the government. He works with several indigenous groups and NGO's from all over the world. Gustavo will speak on Saturday Feb. 28 from 1:30-3:30pm
Luis Fernandez, author of Policing Dissent: Social Control and the Anti-Globalization Movement (2008, Rutgers University Press). His research interests include protest policing, social movements, globalization, and issues in the social control of late modernity.He is Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northern Arizona University. Fernandez is one of the founders of Local to Global Justice. Luis's panel discussion is scheduled Sunday March 1st, from 3:30-4:30pm
Krysten Sinema, elected to the Arizona State Legislature in 2004 and re-elected in 2006 to continue serving central Phoenix in District 15. She holds a Juris Doctorate and a Master's degree in Social Work from Arizona State University. Sinema is an adjunct professor in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University and practices criminal defense law in the Phoenix community. Krysten will be part of panel scheduled Sunday March 1st from 3:30-4:30pm
Sang-hea Kil, her research focuses on the nexus between immigration and crime, media and discourse analysis, and whiteness and nationalism within a critique of racism and the social construction of USA-Mexico border. She is also interested inc oalition work within a scholar-activist perspective that stems from her political work around issues of human rights, anti-globalization, women of color, and anti-war efforts. Sang-hea will be part of panel scheduled Sunday March 1st from 3:30 -4:30pm.
There will be lots of activities for kids and teens! Youth ages 3-17 are invited to participate in workshops, art projects, and skill shares on both days.
Dozens of local grassroots and student groups will lead workshops on a wide variety of topics, from sustainability to immigrant rights to bike healthy food. You're sure to find topics that will engage you and inspire you to act!
Music will be provided by the People's Party, Cultura Libertaria and the Black River Bandit.
Delicious free food will be provided all weekend, with the help of Green Vegetarian Restaurant and Tempe Food Not Bombs.
The Teach-in runs from 8:30 am - 7 pm Saturday and 8:30 am - 5 pm Sunday, so feel free to stop in at any time on either day. For a full schedule of events, plus parking info and directions, visit www.localtoglobal.org.
We rely on volunteers to bring you this completely free event. Please consider offering a couple hours of your time on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Send us an email at L2GVolunteers@gmail.com if you can help!
The Teach-in is funded entirely by donations and university funding. If you can spare a small donation, it will help us make this the best Teach-in ever! Just click the "Donate" button at www.localtoglobal.org
, or bring a few extra dollars to the event itself.
If you have any general questions about the Teach-in, send an email to localtoglobaljustice@yahoo.com.
See you at the Local to Global Justice Teach-In!
Fri, Feb 27 - Sun, March 1, 2009
Arizona State University - Tempe Campus
www.localtoglobal.org

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