The People's Summit on Globalization is free and open to the public.
The Summit has been made possible by the generous support of the University
of Colorado Cultural Events Board and the Arts and Sciences Student
Government. In addition to the conference events, many student organizations
are sponsoring concurrent events which open to all conference participants.
The People's Summit on Globalization
What is globalization and what does it mean to you? Is
it the ability to talk to your loved ones on the other side of the
world at the push of a button or is it the threat of your job going
The People's Summit on Globalization is not a conference about
some ethereal process of global economic development. This conference
is about people and the places where they live. You will hear, first-hand,
the stories of farmers in India, textile workers in Korea, villagers
in Ecuador, and people living on the coast of Kenya.
You will also share the diverse experiences of people living within
the United States. Come hear the stories of factory workers in the
Silicon Valley, migrant farmers on the Tex-Mex border, people of
the Navajo nation, journalists in New York struggling to maintain
a free voice on the nation's airwaves, and many other gripping accounts
of life in the US today.
In these stories, you will hear time and time again about the struggle
for justice against the odds. You will be challenged to ask the
question "who sets the odds and how?"
Big players will emerge in these stories, including the World Bank,
International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization, and transnational
You may find yourself asking, "Who are these big players and
why are so many different communities of people struggling against
Come to the People's Summit on Globalization to engage other people
who really care about the effects these big international institutions
are having on people's lives.
Come find out how you can help the people struggling for justice.
How can international institutions be held accountable to the communities
whose lives they effect?
How can we make the voice of these institutions resonate the voice
of the people.
If these institutions cannot or will not resonate the voice of
the people, then how can we make the voice of the people the voice