PASADENA, Calif.— Mike Dolan, activist and west coast director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, will be the featured speaker in the California Institute of Technology's Social Activism Speaker Series in Pasadena. The presentation, "The Mobilization Against Globalization: Fair Trade Politics in the New Millennium," will take place on Friday, January 26, at 8 p.m. in the Beckman Institute auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
Dolan currently serves as the head of the Global Trade Watch team, which was founded by Ralph Nader in 1971. He also serves as field director of the Citizens Trade Campaign, a national coalition of labor, environmental, consumer, and family farm groups that oppose the free trade agenda characterized by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Dolan is a veteran organizer and activist with extensive grassroots experience throughout the country.
This is the second year for the Social Activism Speaker Series, which is aimed at providing Caltech students with opportunities to utilize and apply their scientific and technical training to help resolve societal and global issues. The series introduces the Caltech student body, as well as the public, to people who have dedicated their lives to the improvement of society. This series is co-sponsored by the Caltech Y, the President's Office, Caltech Women's Center, Graduate Student Council, Graduate Dean, International Student Programs, Student Affairs, the Avery House, and Jack and Edith Roberts.
The Social Activism Speaker Series will continue with its third speaker, Michelle Mascarenhas, president of the board of directors of the Community Alliance with Family Farmers, on Friday, April 20, at 8 p.m.
The Beckman Institute auditorium is at 400 South Wilson Avenue. Parking is available in the Wilson parking structures across the street. For more details, call the Caltech Y at (626) 395-6163.