Seminar to discuss globalization’s effect on society
The effects of globalization on grass-roots concerns such as jobs, housing and standard of living will be explored in a forum today.
James Winkler, head of the social-action arm of the United Methodist Church in the United States, will be the keynote speaker in the 9:30 a.m. seminar. As director of the denomination's General Board on Church & Society, in Washington, D.C., Winkler is often sought by network news programs and other media for views on peace and justice issues.
The program on "Globalization: What Is It? Who Needs It? What Does It Have to Do With Me?" will be at Harris United Methodist Church, 20 N. Vineyard Blvd. Honolulu businessman Ken Matsuura and Wahiawa teacher Maxine Wheeler will respond to Winkler's remarks.
A study session will follow led by June Shimokawa, who is active in local social-justice causes. It is open to the public.