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Trans Pacific Partnership and NAFTA at 20: Activist Art and Panel Discussion

Uri-Eichen Gallery 2101 South Halsted, Chicago, IL, USA

June 13, 6pm-10pm
URI-EICHEN Gallery - 2101 S Halsted - Chicago IL 60608

Hand-painted banners from Maine's Artists' Rapid Response Team, additional prints from ASARO in Oaxaca about NAFTA and Fair Trade, Lester Dore woodcuts and Steve Blank's Democracy Shred!

ARRT! – The Artists Rapid Response Team -- creates banners and props to promote the work of progressive non-profits across the state of Maine. ARRT! is a project of the UMVA (Union of Maine Visual Artists) and all members of UMVA are invited to join. ARRT! has been active for more than a year, creating over seventy issue-oriented banners and props

By appointment through July 5. For an appointment call 312 852 7717

Discussion- 8pm on June 13th - Fair Trade Now! Lee Sustar and Ron Baiman on NAFTA and TPP, Carson Starkey of Illinois Fair Trade Coalition,

Bios for the presenters on panel:

Ron Baiman has taught at the University of Chicago, DePaul University, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Roosevelt University. He worked in public policy as Director of Budget and Policy Analysis at the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability in Chicago; in government as a Research Economist for the Illinois Department of Employment Security; in academic research institutes at Loyola University's Center for Urban Research and Learning, the Institute of Government and Public Affairs of the University of Illinois, and the Center for Urban Economic Development at University of Illinois at Chicago. He holds a Ph.D., and an M.A. with Honors, both in Economics from the New School for Social Research in New York City.

Carson Starkey, Field Director for the Illinois Fair Trade Coalition, got his start knocking on doors for Paul Welstone. IFTC Presentations aim to provide understandable facts about trade and economic policy that will empower ordinary citizens as they seek to influence the political process.The Illinois Fair Trade Coalition unites organizations who believe that trade policy and globalization should benefit working people and public health and local communities in Illinois and around the world.

Lee Sustar is labor editor for Socialist Worker/SocialistWorker.org. His writings on economics and international affairs have appeared in the International Socialist Review, New Labor Forum, New Politics, Znet,and other publications.

MAY-SEPTEMBER 2014 Global Human Rights and Economic Justice Series

July 11: Austerity and Greece. Group show of Greek artists interpreting the chaos of life after austerity at home. Discussion: The global failures of austerity. Local discussion about austerity issues with Kari Lydersen and Mel Rothenberg

August 8: A Different Way: Brazil: lowering income inequality and social movements: group show and discussion focused on Brazil's Landless Worker's Movement

September 12: BOYCOTT! The Art of Economic Activism from American Friends Service Committee and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, LA

October- December
October: Chicago Artists Month and Pilsen Open Studios

November: Joe Hill 100 Years Part 3- GULF Labor Rights

December: 3rd Annual Human Rights Day Show: Chicago Alliance of African American Photographers

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