Peoples' Summit Workshops
Workshops Session I
- 1 - 2:15 pm
G20 101 – What Does the G20 Mean to PeopleBuky Williams
, Global Solutions Pittsburgh, Facilitator
National Director, Citizens for Global Solutions
American coordinator, Convention on the Global Common
Understanding the role that the G20 Summit plays in shaping the global economy and what G20 Ministersactions will mean for the world’s population from Pittsburgh to Peshwar
Role of Women in the Global EconomyJaime Evanoski,
Project to End Human Trafficking (University of Pittsburgh), Facilitator
,Health Care Organizing Coordinator, United Steelworkers
,New Voices on Climate Change speaking tourWorkshop will explore the importance of inclusion of women and the vital role they play in supporting economiesand promoting economic development at all levels from the global to the local.
, Green Party, Allegheny County, Facilitator
mountain-top coal removal opponent, founding member, West Virginia Mountain Party
(Navajo) and African American environmental justice organizer; New Voices on ClimateChange speaking tour
, Executive Director, Center for Coalfield Justice, Washington, PennsylvaniaImpact on local populations and the environment of extractive energy operations such as mountain-top coalremoval, long-wall coal mining, and various energy/resource issues on Indigenous Peoples' lands in theSouthwestern U.S. and peoples struggles for environmental justice
Rebuilding Devastated Minority and Poor CommunitiesCraig Stevens
, Black & White Reunion (Pittsburgh) Facilitator
, B-PEP/Racial Equity Monitoring Project (REMP)Workshop will focus on the Impact of global and U.S. economic system social-economic conditions in urbanminority and rural poor U.S. communities and organizing strategies to rebuild our devastated communities.
Corporations, the G-20, and Democratic Self-DeterminationGreg Coleridge
, Director, Economic Justice and Empowerment Program, NE Ohio American Friends ServiceCommittee (AFSC)
, Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy (POCLAD)Workshop will focus on economic and environmental justice organizing strategies and examples in challengingthe legal, political and economic power of multi-national corporations.
Food Security in an Insecure WorldLarry Hollar,
North Central senior regional organizer, Bread for the World (Dayton, OH)
Joyce Rothermel, C
hief Executive Officer, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
Miriam Manion, E
xecutive Director, Grow Pittsburgh
Workshop will examine ways, both locally and internationally, that people are working to ensure that adequatefood is on the table, so all may eat, even in tough economic times. Both G-8/G-20 initiatives, as well as actions inPA and the Pittsburgh area, will be discussed. Bring your own ideas and plans for a more food-secure future.
Immigrant Rights –
National and Local Perspectives on Immigrant Rights
, Executive Director, Pittsburgh Refugee Center
, Pittsburgh Refugee Center
Pastor Linda Theophilus
, Ambassador, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
A panel discussion by experts on immigration and refugees rights will present and discuss the current statusof these issues in the United States. They will address the work that is being done to push immigration reformand the resettlement of refugees in our communities.
Palestine in a Global ContextFayyad Sbaihat
, Palestinian student and activist|