Posibilidades para la Democracia ?Real?

Ronald Hayduk, Professor of Political Science
Ronald Hayduk teaches political science at the City University of New York. Dr. Hayduk has worked in New York government and consulted to several policy organizations. He has written on voting rights, social movements, immigration, race and suburban sprawl, and is the author of Democracy for All, Gatekeepers to the Franchise, Democracy's Moment, and From ACT UP to the WTO. Hayduk continues to engage in democracy revitalization activities and community building efforts in New York.

Chris Wells, Vocero del Nuevo Humanismo
Chris Wells is the North American Spokesperson for New Humanism, and a long-time community activist. From 1994 to 1997, Chris was publisher of The West Side Story, a newspaper for the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood in New York City, and founded a humanist community center in the neighborhood. During this time, Chris launched a campaign to develop a new neighborhood middle school, ran Humanist candidates for the school board, and helped organize city-wide forums on health and education. He has represented New Humanists at conferences and gatherings around the world and led North American projects of support for grassroots international movements such as the Zapatistas in Mexico. Chris is an actor by profession and lives in New York City with his wife and two children.

Alternativas Economicas para la Región

Manuel Perez Rocha, Mexican Action Network on Free Trade (RMALC)
Manuel holds a M.A. in Politics of Alternative Development Strategies for the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague. A member of the Mexican Action Network on Free Trade (RMALC), he has worked for many years with Mexican and international civil society organizations and networks including the Hemispheric Social Alliance. Currently he lives in Washington, D.C. where he participates in the Alliance for Responsible Trade (ART) by coordinating initiatives on the "NAFTA Plus" agenda. Manuel is an Associate Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies.

El Rol de las Culturas en la Unificación de la Región

América del Norte es la zona de mayor diversidad lingüística y cultural del planeta, pero el racismo, la xenofobia y la discriminación continúan causando estragos en nuestra región. Este panel estudiará las dificultades actuales que enfrentan las culturas y el papel que pueden desempeñar en el futuro de nuestra región. Que puede cada cultura aportar a la mesa, y qué obstáculos encuentran en su camino? ¿Cómo las fuerzas homogeneizadoras de la globalización han impactado a cada cultura? Por último, ¿cuál es la posibilidad real de unificación y creación de una América del Norte en la verdadera diversidad y solidaridad?

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Chief Raphael Picard, Pessamit Innu
informacion sobre Chief Picard viene pronto

Nicole Myers, Centro de las Culturas EEUU
Nicole Myers es la Coordinadora del Movimiento Humanista en New York y Directora del Centro de Culturas (ONG) en USA. Ha sido profesora y periodista y ha dada conferencias en diferentes culturas incluyendo Bangladesh, España, Mozambique, Chile y los Estados Unidos. Desarolla sus activades desde un enfoque humanista combinando activismo social con transformacion personal. Ha creada una red de voluntarios internacionales dentro el Movimimiento Humanista que trabaja para el desarollo de todos los seres humanas promoviendo el dialogo entre las culturas en contra la violencia y a favor de la diversidad -- atraves de foros, conferencias y talleres. Coordina el 1er Foro de Nuevo Humanismo Norteamericano, "Pensando más alla de las fronteras."