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Schedule of FTAA Events in the Tijuana/ San Diego Area, April 16-23

by San Diego IMC Saturday, Apr. 21, 2001 at 4:42 PM
mschweis@ucsd.edu mschweis@ucsd.edu mschweis@ucsd.edu

April 16-23 Schedule of FTAA Events in the Tijuana/ San Diego Area

errorApril 16-23 Schedule of FTAA Events in the Tijuana/ San Diego Area



April 17 Protest at Sempra Energy: 4 pm 101 Ash Street (1st and Ash Street)



April 17- 20 Welcome Center Schedule (Paradise Senior Center at 1880 Logan
Street)

Tuesday 1pm to 11pm
Wednesday 1pm to 11pm
Thursday 1pm to 5 pm tentative 6-11pm (Camp Site)
Friday 1pm -11pm

Arts: all day Tues, Wed., Thurs., Fri. Welcome Center and SW College




Training Schedule:

Legal Observing (1hr training)
Friday 12pm Welcome Center
Saturday 10 am Larson Park

Peacekeeping (2hr Training)
Wednesday 6pm Welcome Center
Friday 1pm Welcome Center
Saturday 10 am Borderfield (Short and Sweet)

Know Your Rights - Non-violence Street Tactics (3hr Training)
Tuesday 6pm Welcome Center
Wednesday 6pm Welcome center
Friday: 1 pm Welcome Center



DISCUSSION AND FORUM APRIL 20TH

First Unitarian Universalist Church
4190 Front St, Hillcrest, San Diego
free parking, for info: 619-463-0721

4:00 - 6:00 pm Discussion Groups
-Human Rights and the Border including Video on
Militarization of the Border
-Genetically Modified Organisms
-The Environment and the Border
-Alternatives to Corporate Globalization
-The Politics of the FTAA

6:00 - 7:00 pm
Complete Lasagna Dinner
RSVP by April 14

7:00 - 9:30 pm
Forum
- Medea Benjamin
Co-Founder of Global Exchange
Topic: The Free Trade Area of the Americas

- Domingo Gonzalez, Founder and Director of the Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic Justice : Environmental Struggles and the Border
- Mary Grillo, Executive Director, SEIU Local 2028: Globalization and U.S. Labor
- Sergio Mendez, Representative of the Binational Indigenous Oaxacan Community: Indigenous Organizing in San Quintin, Baja CA
- Modesto Estrada, Representative of the Leymex Workers: The Struggle of Maquiladora Workers




BORDER PROTEST AND BINATIONAL FESTIVAL

Saturday, April 21, 2000
12pm - 2:30pm Larsen Park, San Ysidro
3:00 - 6: 00 pm Border Field State Park, San Ysidro
and Playas de Tijuana, Tijuana. Binational festival
6-10:30pm - Playas de Tijuana, Tijuana. The festival
continues into the night with bands and more!

LARSEN PARK, SAN YSIDRO
Schedule:

WELCOMING PERFORMANCES
11:30 - *Aztec Dancers
12:00 - *Ciuatenoni
12:15 - WELCOME: (SD Green Party)
STOP THE FTAA! Introduction (SD Green Party)
12:20- INDIGENOUS RIGHTS- U'wa from Colombia
STRUGGLE OF WORKERS, MEXICO- maquila worker or campesina - (preferably female)
STRUGGLE OF WORKERS, US- LA striking garment worker
STUDENTS, PRIVATIZATION AND EDUCATION- Leticia Arellano, San Fran State
12:45 -- *Spear & Scribe
12:55 -- LIVE PHONE-IN FROM CANADA AND OTHER BORDER ACTIONS
(POSSIBLE READING OF STATEMENTS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES)
1:05 - US LABOR--Jerry Butkowitz-SD, San Diego Central Labor Council
MILITARIZATION OF THE BORDER- Jose Palofox-SF, filmmaker, "New World Border"
1:15 - SOLIDARITY STATEMENTS FROM Tom Morello, Rage Against the Machine
Cities: Tijuana, Los Angeles, Bay Area, Pheonix, Santa Barbara, Orange
County, San Diego
1:25 - ENVIRONMENT- Domingo Gonzalez-SD, Sierra Club
CORPORATE DOMINATION AND PRIVATIZATION- Medea Benjamin-SF, Global Exchange
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?- Justin Akers-SD, Stop FTAA Coalition, ISO
1:45 - *Tomeha
2:00 - Announcement and Appeal,
2:05 - *Aztlan Underground

Caravan to Border Field will take place following the program
*performances


BORDER FIELD STATE PARK/PLAYA DE TIJUANA -bi-national program Schedule

WELCOMING PERFORMANCE
2:30 -(drum performance)
3:00- WELCOME:
3:05- SPEAKERS will alternate from Mexico to the US side.
PLAYA - speaker from Maclovio Rojas
BFSP- Environmental Health Coalition speaker
PLAYA - speaker from San Quintin
BFSP- US sweatshop worker (Chie Abad?)
PLAYA - speaker from Tijuana teacher' union
BFSP- Lani Hernandez, student who went on the EZLN caravan to Mex City
PLAYA- maquila worker
BFSP: US worker, Jeremy Prickett, IAM
PLAYA: speaker on Immigration
BFSP: Roberto Martinez, AFSC, militarization of the border

speakers will be interspersed with performances by:
*Teatro Campesino, and others

PLAYA DE TIJUANA bi-national musical event
5:30- B-side Players
6:00- Program with 8 bands, 4 from Mexico, 4 from US, including East LA Sabor Factory, Tijuana
10:00- program ends, or maybe not?

Where: (It is recommended to take the trolley)
- Driving directions to Larsen Park: Exit I-5 at Via San Ysidro. Take Calle Primera southeast; this road turns into Willow Road. Larsen Park is on the right-hand side.
- Walking directions for San Ysidro Trolley Stop: Cross I-5 on Camino de la Plaza. Follow Camina de la Plaza about a half mile to Larsen Park.
- Alternate driving directions to Border Field State Park: Take Dairy Mart Road south to Monument Road. Follow signs to Beach.


SUNDAY APRIL 22

12:00 - Cross-Border Organizing Bi-national Conference, Maclovia Rojas
Colonia, Tijuana


------------------------------------------------

Endorsements: (PARTIAL LISTING)

San Francisco Labor Council
San Diego/Imperial Counties Labor Council
University Council/ American Federation of Teachers
International Brotherhood of Teamsters Joint Council #7
California Faculty Association-San Diego State University
California Federation of Teachers
GCIU Local 432-M (San Diego Union Tribune Press-room workers)
International Association of Machinists local 389
Sierra Club
Environmental Health Coalition
FZLN (Frente Zapatista Liberacion Nacional) Northern
Baja California
Global Exchange
Roberto Martinez, AFSC
Green Party of San Diego
University of California, San Diego Green Party Chapter
SEIU Healthcare Workers Union Local 250
United Steelworkers Los Angeles/Orange Counties
Legislation Committee
Globalphobics Network of the Californias
Che Cafe Collective
International Socialist Organization
The New Mexico State University Greens
Democratic Socialists of America
California Peace and Freedom Party
Coalition for Affordable Public Power
Raza Rights Coalition/Coalicion Pro-Derechos De La Raza
Committee for Solidarity in the Americas
Street Liberation Art Project
Lagoon Greens of San Diego
Activist San Diego.org
La Resistencia
San Diego WTO Alert
International Action Center
Just Act: Youth Action For Global Justice
IMC, San Diego



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LA Greens Also Endorsed

by Derek Saturday, Apr. 21, 2001 at 5:20 PM
malkavai@aol.com

Since the list is here, I thought it worth mentioning that the LA Greens also endorsed this action, and many of us will attend.

If you are reading this, but you're not planning on going tomorrow ... change your plans. We need you. We all need to stand together on this one. Don't just be a spectator. It's your world too. BE THERE.
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What do we do for rain

by dean Sunday, Apr. 22, 2001 at 4:09 AM
resist@infinex.com

Right now, 9-9:30am It is rainy and windy. What do we do? Is there any plan for what if, because at lease as of now "what if" is pouring in out in front of me.

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