Program: Trans-Pacific Partnership - Good or Bad?
Speaker: Kali Gochmanosky
Trade ministers for the United States and 11 other Pacific nations gathered in Atlanta on Wednesday, 9/30, to try to reach agreement on the largest regional free-trade pact ever - the Trans-Pacific Partnership. President Obama views the TPP as a legacy achievement, but opponents say it's a give-away to big business and will hurt the middle class. Ms. Gochmanosky will provide background the TPP, the status of current negotiations, and TPP's impact on the local economy.
About the Speaker:
Kali Gochmanosky graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in Environmental Studies and International Relations. She has worked with local non-profits fighting for economic and social justice through the Occupy Wall Street and Occupy San Diego movements. Recently, she began working with Citizens Trade Campaign where she continues to fight for global social and economic justice by implementing "Fair Trade Deals."
Note: Dinner/Social time begins at 6:00 pm and the main program begins at 7 pm. While you are not required to purchase dinner, we do encourage you to take advantage of the Mainstream B & G's menu of good food and full bar.
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