1999 WTO protests film screening

09/26/2023, 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Allen Library North - Allen Auditorium

The 1999 World Trade Organization protests were covered extensively by independent journalists. The WTO has often been criticized by a broad range of political activists; including labor, environmentalists, pro-democracy, and human rights advocates. These groups documented what they view to be abuses supported by the WTO’s trade practices.

Although both Seattle and Washington State authorities expected some organized protest to the WTO ministerial meeting, few were prepared for the scale of the protest that occurred on November 30, 1999. The previous day had brought small, peaceful protests. The morning of November 30 was a different story. Protestors in the street forced the delay of the WTO opening ceremonies.

Multiple films will be shown throughout the event. Door will be open, drop in any time.
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