Vicki Gass: Forging New Ties

Vicki Gass is the Senior Associate on Rights and Development of the Washington Office on Latin America. She has worked extensively in Central and South America on projects, such as promoting civil society participation in reconstruction efforts in Honduras. She is currently working to protect human rights in the US by endorsing free trade business relationships and sustainable rural development.

While in Minnesota, Gass was a featured speaker at the Major Conference on NAFTA: Globalization’s Blueprint held on October 22nd and 23rd at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The meeting focused on NAFTA’s impact on hot button issues such as: immigration, job outsourcing, globalization, environmental and energy policy, and food and farming. The final provisions of NAFTA go into effect on January 1, 2008. The conference was sponsored in part by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.

KFAI news host Nancy Sartor conducted this live interview during the KFAI Evening News on October 17, 2007.