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Default Delegation to Mexico...for true democracy in Mexico

DepartmentofPeace] Lydia Howell :

Delegation to Mexico...for true democracy in Mexico

January 6 - January 15, 20006

Sponsored by Witness for Peace – Join Audrey Thayer

The Many Faces of Mexico: The Impact of Free Trade and Globalization with
an Indigenous and Latino perspective

Witness the effects of free trade on workers, farmers, indigenous people
and the environment in Mexico. Eleven years after the passage of NAFTA
what are the impacts of a free trade agreement between a developing country and the world’s largest economy Meet people from Oaxaca and Puebla working for change. Learn together with people from Mexico and the United States as we challenge economic injustice.

This is an educational endeavor that will provide you with face-to-face
experiences with people in Mexico and the information you need to advocate effectively for a more just U.S. and corporate policy towards Mexico.

You will have a full schedule during your stay in Mexico. Some activities
may include:

· Learn from non-governmental agencies working on trade and labor issues

· Study the connection between the conflict in Mexico and the globalization
of the economy, including trade agreements such as NAFTA.

· Hear from woman who are working for better wages and working conditions
in maquiladoras.

· Travel to Oaxaca and Puebla and experience life with a Mexican family
during a home stay.

· Talk with U.S. andor Mexican officials who support free trade policies.

· Explore the impacts of NAFTA and learn about alternatives to the Free
Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA)

· Witness the mobilization of grassroots organizations and the struggle for
true democracy in Mexico.

_ _

_Cost_: The price of the 10-day delegation is $960, including a $150
non-refundable deposit, plus airfare. This includes all meals,
accommodations, facilitation, translation, group transportation. The fee
also covers extensive reading and activist tools both before and after the
delegation.

_Scholarships_: Fund-raising materials or advice available.
Occasionally scholarship money becomes available.


_Registration Deadline_: November 9, 2005 of $150.00 and remaining
amount due by December 9

For an application or more information, please contact:

Susana at 218-724-5775, _swoodwar@d.umn.edu
Audrey Thayer at 218-444-2285, _athayer@paulbunyan.net
application)

_or__ Witness For Peace.org _for more information


Witness for Peace (WFP) is a politically independent, grassroots
organization of people committed to nonviolence and led by faith and
conscience. Our mission is to support peace, justice, and sustainable
economies in the Americas by changing US policies and corporate practices
that contribute to poverty and oppression in Latin America and the
Caribbean.
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