May 27th at 3:30pm CDT - May 27th at 4:30pm CDT
Town Hall on COVID-19, Trade and Resilience
Join Citizen Trade Campaign for a virtual town hall on May 27. IATP's Senior Attorney Sharon Treat will present on preventing a corporate-driven "shock doctrine" in upcoming trade deals.
Free trade agreements that prioritize private profits over healthy communities have made the world far less resilient in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic’s dual public health and economic crises. Corporate lobby groups are doubling-down on calls for new trade deals that could harm us even further.
RSVP online here for the free, virtual town hall on COVID-19 and trade policy. Presenters include:
- Dana Gill of Doctors Without Borders on how trade-related medicine monopolies raise healthcare costs and stifle medical innovation.
- Bryn Gay of Treatment Action Group on myths about drug development and pharmaceutical ingredient supply chain consolidation.
- Arthur Stamoulis of Citizens Trade Campaign on how bad trade policies have outsourced America’s medical equipment & PPE manufacturing capacity.
- Elaine Bernard of Harvard’s Labor and Worklife Program on ways the COVID-19 pandemic provides a window into both the climate crisis and climate solutions.
- Sharon Treat of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy on preventing a corporate-driven “shock doctrine” moment in upcoming trade deals.
Cosponsors include Citizens Trade Campaign, New York Trade Justice Coalition, Maine Fair Trade Campaign and the Trade Justice Education Fund. For more info, please contact email@example.com.