It Costs Too Much! The Colombia Free Trade Agreement: Presbyterians Speak Up

Date: Friday, May 27, 2011

Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT

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The Obama Administration is pushing to pass the three Free Trade Agreements – Korea, Colombia and Panama – by summer.  The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is organizing its voice now to speak on behalf of those who do not have a seat at the negotiating table – indigenous groups, small farmers, Colombia’s millions of displaced people and persecuted unionists. Our mission partners in Colombia are calling for the PC(U.S.A.) to raise its voice. Join us to discuss:                  

• Ways for you to take action on behalf of our sisters and brothers in Colombia; 

• How Colombia’s human rights record requires delaying this agreement; 

• Why the Presbyterian Church of Colombia opposes the agreement in its present form; 

• Why the cost of this agreement is too high for small farmers and others; 

• How we as people of faith evaluate trade agreements. 

Sign up now to hear from Lisa Haugaard, executive director of the Latin America Working Group; the Rev. Shannan Vance-Ocampo, director of Colombia Programs for the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, which coordinates the Presbyterian Accompaniment Program on behalf of PC(U.S.A.) World Mission; and the Rev. Dr. Alexa Smith, Presbyterian Hunger Program.


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