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Our Communities, Our Water: Connecting the Local and the Global


Connecting the Local & the Global
Campus Center Auditorium
University of Massachusetts, Amherst,
September 22 - 24, 2006

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Friday Evening
September 22, 2006
Armando Flores
Center for Consumer Defense in El Salvador
Armando Flores has a law degree from the University of El Salvador; in 1991 he becomes co-founder of the Committee for the Defense of the Consumer - CDC; in 1989 and 1990, he is the coordinator of the education program for the Federation of Consumer Cooperatives of El Salvador; between 1991 and 1995 he is Vice Director of CDC; in 1996 he is the Coordinator for the Consumers International for the Central American and the Caribbean region and has been the CDC Director since 1997.

Ray Rogers
Corporate Campaign
Ray runs the New York City-based Corporate Campaign, Inc. (CCI), which been described as labor's most innovative strategist and "one of the most successful union organizers since the CIO sit-down strikes of the 1930s." For 25 years, Corporate Campaign has championed union and community solidarity and membership and family involvement in campaigns for social and economic justice.


September 23, 2006

lunch keynote
Frances Moore-Lappé
Anna Lappe speakingFrances Moore Lappé is the author or coauthor of fifteen books. Her 1971 three-million-copy bestseller, Diet for a Small Planet, continues to awaken readers to the human-made causes of hunger and the power of our everyday choices to create the world we want.

Evening: Rough Cut Premieres
Water Warriors
by Liz Miller

Water First
by Amy Hart

followed by
Live Music

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