Toxics in the Age of Globalization Conference
21st National Pesticide Forum Toxics in the Age of Globalization
April 25-27, 2003 - University of Texas at Austin
Visit www.beyondpesticides.org/forum for registration and further details.
The 21st National Pesticide Forum, Toxics in the Age of Globalization,
is a national conference focusing on the adoption of alternative practices and
policies to protect our children, workers and communities from the toxic
hazards of pesticides in an age of global social, economic and corporate
politics. In addition, relevant issues such as health effects, West Nile
virus, pesticides in schools, organic agriculture, farmworker justice,
habitat impact and much more will be covered in the Forum workshops. This
years event is convened by Beyond Pesticides/ National Coalition Against
the Misuse of Pesticides, Chemical Connection, Clean Water Action Texas,
Environmental Outreach, Public Citizen Texas, Texans for Alternatives to
Pesticides, and University of Texas Campus Greens.
Featured speakers include: Baldemar Velasquez, founder and current
president of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC); Derrick Jensen,
author of Listening to the Land, A Language Older Than Words, and The
Culture of Make Believe; Routt Reigart, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at MUSC
and co-editor of EPA's Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings;
Percy Schmeiser, Canadian farmer sued by Monsanto after his crops were
contaminated by Monsanto's "Round-Up Ready" canola; Brent Blackwelder,
President of Friends of the Earth; Lori Wallach, author of Whose Trade
Organization and Director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch; Angus
Wright, author of The Death of Ramon Gonzales; Warren Porter, professor of
Zoology at the University of Wisconsin. The speaker list is growing daily;
please see www.beyondpesticides.org/forum for recent additions.
The 21st National Pesticide Forum will be held April 25-27, 2003, in the
Thompson Conference Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Austin,
TX, often called the "Live Music Capital of the World" and the "Cultural
Center of the Southwest," is also a great place to visit alone or with
family and friends. The campus is just a few blocks north of downtown.
Register now and save! Print and mail the form below or register online at
Registration includes most meals. Send form and payment to: Beyond
Pesticides, 701 E Street, SE, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20003. Register by
April 11, 2003 to avoid late fee.
VISA/MasterCard # (if you choose to pay by credit card):
Fees: Member rates: $70 individual/ $70 non-profit/ $170 corporate
Non-Member rates: $80 individual/ $80 non-profit/ $200 corporate
Student rates: $10 UT students/ $30 non-UT students
* Registration includes all workshops, keynotes, reception w/ organic beer
and wine, most meals, conference packet, and membership for non-members.
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Limited scholarships available, contact Beyond Pesticides.
Hotel reservations: Beyond Pesticides is holding rooms at three hotels near
the University of Texas. The recommended hotels are within walking
distance, although the walk may be difficult for some participants. Please
see www.beyondpesticides.org/forum for maps and hotel descriptions.
Complimentary shuttle service will be provided upon request. Plenty of free
parking is available in the lot adjacent to the conference center.
Mansion at Judges Hill - 800-311-1619, $129/$139 single/double.
The Club Hotel by Doubletree - 512-479-4000, $99 single/double.
Rodeway Inn University - 512-477-6395, $63 single/double.
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