While much of the narrative in the media on the impacts of trade agreement has focused on the devastating harm on white, working class industrial workers, trade has also harmed people of color in the U.S., our neighbors in the global south, and creation. As President Trump seeks a renegotiation of NAFTA, who stands to benefit and who stands to lose? Will a renegotiation be based on a foundation of xenophobia, exclusion, and corporate deals? Or will we have a future trade model that protects and benefits communities of color and low-income communities throughout North America? Join us to hear about these legacy trade impacts and hear proposals for an alternative vision that puts human dignity and creation above a racist, xenophobic, and fossil-fuel-friendly trade agenda.
Ben Beachy, Sierra Club’s Responsible Trade Program; Manuel Perez-Rocha, Institute for Policy Studies; Representative of Movement for Black Lives; Moderator: Chloe Schwabe, Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns and the Interfaith Working Group on Trade and Investment