Direct Action Network: WTO Justice Movement !!!

Now in Seattle and across the planet, societal moves are taking into the roads, striking, bending, and doing numerous kinds of prompt actions. These approaches build collective capability to alter the intersecting disasters of these days in to chances for equity, curing, and sustainability. Back in 1919 over 65,000 workers withheld their labour throughout the Seattle General Strike. Back in 1999 over 50,000 people took to the streets of Seattle and closed down the World Trade Organization’s conference.

Today twenty decades after we gather to honor that history, and also the ability of extra-curricular direct actions, through story telling, trainings, along with movement-building assignments, to produce yet another world possible. Activists that have been part of this mobilization talk about stories and lessons learned by the public’s movement that made history by preventing the WTO–among capitalism’s strongest international institutions-by farther diluting its own power. Hear from leaders of the moves such as justice, from Washington farmworkers to world wide alliances. Combine the WTO+20 amassing for handson guide activity training, arts assignments, story telling, and chances to plug in into local organizing.

App will comprise:

10:00 – 10:30

Welcome!

10:30 – 12:00

Dialogue on the Need for this 1999 WTO protests, as well as tales of direct actions, from 1999 to now, together with:

  • Paul Cheoketen Wagner, Creator of all the Salish Sea
  • Nancy Haque, Labor/Direct Action Network Advisor in’99, Executive Director of Basic Rights Oregon
  • Maru Mora Villalpando, Creator of La Resistencia (NW Detention Center Resistance) and Latino Advocacy
  • Lisa Fithian, Composer of Shut It Away: Stories from the Fierce, Loving Resistance

12:00 – 12:45

Lunch

12:45 – 3:45

Training and Movement-Building Workshops (Simultaneous)

Training Workshops:

  • Escalating Competition, Mass Rebellion Training with Lisa Fithian
  • Screen Printing using David Solnit, Direct Action Network Advisor in’99,” Us Arts Organizer, 350. org

Movement-Building assignments:

  • Seattle’s Green New Cope using Matt Remle (Lakota) Co Founder of both Mazaska Talks, along with Alec Connon, 350Seattle
  • Campaign to permanently shut the Northwest Detention Center at Tacoma, Washington, together with La Resistencia

3:45 – 4:00

Break

4:00 – 5:00

Final

Co Sponsors: 350Seattle, Earth Care maybe not Warfare, Familias Unidas por la Justicia, Health Alliance International, LELO, Mazaska Talks, PSARA, Puget Sound Sage, Seattle Education Association, SEIU 925, Sun Rise Movement Seattle, Tools for Change, US Women and Cuba Collaboration, WA Fairtrade Coalition