Impact of Globalization: Forum on Fair Trade and Latin America

It is not always easy to wrap one’s head around the impact of globalization—to discern the gains from the ills. This Sunday there’s a great opportunity to learn more about the global impact of our choices.  Ten Thousand Villages, along with many other local organizations, is a sponsoring


Our Choices, Global Impact: a Forum on Fair Trade and Latin America

Sunday, October 21st   1-5pm

Thompson Conference Center at the LBJ School of Public Affairs

this event is free and open to the public

Spanish translation available to all attendees 

Register for the event.

Through a panel of academics, social entrepreneurs and community activists, as well as workshops and discussion sessions, the forum will explore the many facets current trade policy and its alternatives. The purpose of the forum is to discuss the impact of U.S. trade and economic policy and its effects on Latin America. The forum will also focus on ways that Austinites have and can continue to fight for economic and environmental justice across Latin America.


Personally, I find that it is often overwhelming and difficult to learn about and make sense of the influence and reach of U.S. trade policy.  This forum creates the space and access to some of Austin’s best thinkers and doers on the issue. Take a look at the speaker bios . Wow! This promises to be an event worth attending!