Welcome to the Global Justice Committee page
Portland Jobs with Justice has a long history of global justice and international solidarity work ranging from organizing caravans to the 1999 World Trade Organization protests in Seattle and supporting striking GM workers in Colombia, to mobilizing war resistance and helping to expose the lies of multinational corporations like Nike for their poor treatment of workers.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador resoundingly won the Mexican presidency, bucking generations of anti-popular rule; NAFTA is a live wire in a current reshaping of the global economic order; U.S. right-wingers suddenly dislike outsourcing to the Global South but it goes on unabated.
So there have been changes both within Mexico and in the forms of imperialism applied against Mexico. How can people in the U.S. who believe in social justice and international solidarity catch up to the changes and be in the right places?
Let’s start this work! Come hear perspectives for informing this work.
Thursday August 23 from 7:30-9pm
Leaven Community Sanctuary (5431 NE 20th Ave. PDX)
•Renato Quintero Ponce – Mexican-born labor activist, SEIU Local 49
•Jason Lind – President, BCTGM Local 364 (baker’s union) and worker for the infamous outsourcer, Mondelēz-Nabisco
•Russell Lum – Oregon Fair Trade Campaign (ORFTC)
The Global Justice Committee meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 7-9pm at the JwJ office, 1500 NE Irving St Suite 585.
If you would like to get involved with the Global Justice Committee please contact us by submitting the form below.