There will be several days worth of events surrounding the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) meeting in New Orleans, taking place April 21st and 22nd.
The SPP is a series of meetings between the heads of state of Mexico, the United States, and Canada and security officials and CEOs from the 3 nations to strengthen free trade regulations and discuss integrating security measures between the 3 nations. Some have referred to the SPP as “NAFTA on steroids.”
Sunday, April 20th
NAFTA and Prosperity Partnership Workshop
at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center
(1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd)
Free workshop as part of the ongoing International Human Rights Film Festival to be held at Zeitgeist. Come and learn about the Security and Prosperity Partnership as the leaders of the US, Canada and Mexico meet in New Orleans, and what you can do about it.
Monday April 21st
Protest March Against the SPP!
Meet at Washington Sq. Park(Frenchman St. and Royal St.) at 3pm
March to Gallier Hall, 545 St. Charles Ave.
Monday-Wednesday, April 21-23
The People’s Summit
Our response to NAFTA expansion
* Coming together for our communities
* Linking the Gulf Coast struggle to the fight for the survival of communities in Mexico, Canada, & the rest of the United States
* Building collective knowledge and action to transform NAFTA & other unjust economic policies pushed by Bush, Calderon, & Harper
9am – 12pm Community Tour of New Orleans & Story Circles in Congo Square (St. Ann St. and Rampart St.)
12 – 1:30pm Opening Ceremony & Lunch in Congo Square
2pm – 5pm Understanding Who Profits & How: NAFTA+ and Katrina Profiteering
6pm – 9pm Understanding Who Profits & How: NAFTA+ and Katrina Profiteering
9am – 12pm Self-organized sessions
1pm – 4pm Self-organized sessions
6pm – 9pm Breaking Inferiority & Superiority to Restore Ourselves & Our Communities
10am Press Conference
To register a self-organized session and to get more information, contact James Williams, Organizer with the American Friends Service Committee, at 504-565-3596 or [email protected]
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