An important event is taking place on Thursday, where experts from Mexico, the USA and Canada will discuss the potential impact of the Trans Pacific Partnership on education. It will be live-streamed and archived so that people all over the world will be able to learn from it.

Here are the details: 

The TPP, economic crisis and the context for education

In association with the Tri-national Conference in Defense of Public Education, the BC Teachers’ Federation is hosting a public event related to the TransPacific Partnership (TPP) and its economic and social context.

Speakers:

Alejandro Alvarez, a progressive political economist from the UNAM, the largest university in Mexico.

William Robinson, a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara and author of Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity.

Blair Redlin, Chair of the Trade Justice Network of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

The TransPacific Partnership (TPP) brings new focus to a decades-long use of “trade agreements” to enforce corporate rule over government action on the environment, regulation and social needs. This event brings perspectives from the three NAFTA countries about the impact of trade agreements, globalization and austerity.

 

Thursday, May 12, 2016

7 pm to 9 pm

BC Teachers’ Federation Office

550 West Sixth, Vancouver (across from the Olympic Village station on the Canada Line)

 

The meeting will be available online live and archived after the seminar on the BCTF Livestream channel at