For Immediate Release
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March 13, 2000
For More Information Contact:
Roxane M. Geraci at (219) 980-6686
Indiana University Northwest
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Showdown in Seattle

Indiana University Northwest willhost a forum and video presentation on the rally and mass protests by unions,environmentalists, community organizations, faith groups, and individualactivists against the World Trade Organization (WTO)conference in Seattle last year.

Showdown in Seattle, an award-winning documentary video, chroniclingthe energy and emotion of thousands of peaceful demonstrators, and theviolent attacks against them, will be shown on March 30 at 7 p.m. in RaintreeHall 102 on campus.

Following the video, RaoulContreras, Latino Studies professor will lead a discussion with a forumof activists, workers and environmentalists from the region, some of whomparticipated in the mass demonstration in Seattle. The discussion willalso look at what the WTO means for Northwest Indiana workers, as wellas the minority population.

Information will also be given on the Mobilizationfor Global Justice rally during the International MonetaryFund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB)joint meeting on April 16 and 17 in Washington DC. 

Sponsored by the IU Northwest department of minoritystudies, the forum is open to the community free of charge. For moreinformation on the Showdown in Seattle forum or the April rally,telephone 219-980-6665.

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