Wednesday, April 12, 2006

[NPCA news] Trade Justice event in DC

RPCV Jamaica Corker announces the following event and campaign for trade justice being sponsored by the NPCA and Oxfam America.

The National Peace Corps Association and Oxfam America are hosting a speaking tour from April 16-23 for West African cotton farmers and agricultural experts to talk about how U.S. farm policy reform has the potential to help bring people out of poverty in developing countries. The three speakers from Senegal, Mali and Burkina Faso will also talk about efforts by West African countries to change the rules of international trade.

Everyone in DC is invited to a reception at the Senegalese Ambassador’s residence on April 17! For those of you in Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Virginia or Vermont, click on the link at the end of the invitation for information on more advocacy events with the West African speakers in your area.

Please join us to hear about important efforts to reform trade policy that can have an impact on lives of people across West Africa – and in Guinea!

Jamaica Corker
Dionfo, Labe (2001-2003)

The National Peace Corps Association, Oxfam America and His Excellency Ambassador Amadou Lamine Ba request the pleasure of your company for a reception and discussion on Trade Justice featuring:

·His Excellency Amadou Lamine Ba, PhD, Ambassador of Senegal to the United States

·Thiendou Niang, PhD, Director of the Agricultural Policy Expertise Network in Senegal

·Seydou Ouedraogo, Dep. Secretary General of National Union of Cotton Growers of Burkina Faso

·Seydou Coulibaly, General Secretary of the Professional Peasants’ Association of Koulikoro, Mali

Monday, April 17, 2006

5:30 – 7:30 pm

at the

Residence of the Ambassador of Senegal

4500 Linnean Ave NW

Washington, DC 20008

(Van Ness Metro, Red Line - 10 minute walk)


Citizens from around the world will unite the week of April 16 – 23 to take action for Trade Justice.

Speakers from West Africa are traveling to the U.S. ahead of key World Trade Organization meetings to speak firsthand about the impacts of U.S. agricultural policies on their lives.

Join them in speaking with one voice for trade reform that can help lift millions out of poverty.

Join us for an evening of Senegalese refreshments, music, lively discussion, and celebration.

Please feel free to share this announcement with others.

Please RSVP to jcorker @

Visit for other Trade Justice events nationwide.

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