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National What's On - Peace Movement Aotearoa

********************** NATIONAL - WHAT’S ON **********************

*** INTERNATIONAL ***

~ SUN, 23 July - Debt Decision Day - during the G8 meeting in Japan (21 to 23 July); resources including postcards and poster are available from Christian World Service, PO Box 22 652, Christchurch, tel (03) 366 9274, fax (03) 365 2919, or Jubilee 2000 Office, PO Box 216, Porirua.

*** NATIONAL ***

~ 12 JUNE - ‘Peace and Security in the New Millennium: How Can New Zealand Contribute?’, Monday, from 9 am - 5 pm, at Legislative Assembly, Parliament. Programme co-ordinators: Robin Halliday and Ian Prior for Abolition 2000 and IPPNW. Programme and registration form available from , please note - you must register to attend because of parliament’s security arrangements. ~ 6 - 8 JULY - ‘Treaty Conference 2000 and beyond’, to be held in Tamaki Makaurau / Auckland, contact Betsan Martin or Ingrid Huygens The Enrolment form and Conference Programme are now available at

~ 3 - 9 JULY - National Gathering of the Student Christian Movement, to be held in Dunedin this year - includes leadership skills training conference, the AGM, and men’s and women’s retreats. For more information contact

~ 17 - 19 NOVEMBER - ‘Poverty, Prosperity, Progress’, DEVNET conference, to be held at Victoria University, Wellington. For further information, contact Gitanjali Bedi at or visit the website

***** LOCAL *****

*** AUCKLAND

~ TUES, 13 June - public meeting with Luis Requelme, from the Popular and Indigenous Network in Australia, video and update on the present situation of Mapuche and Chile, 2pm, Common Room, Arts I Building, Auckland University (cnr Symonds Street and Grafton Road). ALSO at 7 pm, 1/5 Seymour Street, Ponsonby.

~ SAT, 24 June - WILPF Winter Solstice Lunch, 12 noon , at the Friends Meeting House, 113 Mt Eden Road. All welcome, good food and entertainment !

*** LOWER HUTT

~ TUES, 18 July - Dame Laurie Salas speaks about ‘UN Reform’ and Kofi Annan’s Millennium Forum, to the Waiwhetu / Lower Hutt Peace Group meeting, 8pm at the Waiwhetu Uniting Church Hall, 6 Trafalgar Street, Lower Hutt, all welcome. For more info contact Arthur Quinn, tel (04) 567 0533.

*** WELLINGTON

~ starting SAT, 10 June - ‘Behind the News’ the new monthly programme on Wellington Access Radio (783 AM), broadcast at 12-30pm, brought to you by Jim Delahunty, producer of ‘Dig’. The next broadcasts will be on Sat 8 July, and Sat 5 August.

~ WEDS, 14 June - ‘Restoring Justice’ - an evening of thought provoking interactive entertainment featuring ‘The Improvisers', 7-30pm at the City Cinema, City Gallery, Civic Square, wellington, admission free.

~ THURS, 15 June - ‘The Convention on Torture and the Committee on Torture’, speaker Ced Simpson, Executive Director, Amnesty International. This is a Human Rights 2000 seminar organised by School of Political Science and International Relations and the Centre for Strategic Studies, to be held at the Centre, 16 Waiteata Road, free parking available next door in Recreation Centre carpark. Further info from Helen Greatrex tel (04) 476-0346 (office hours).

~ TUES, 20 June - Strengthening Families programme: an opportunity to become more familiar with the programme and understand how it works locally, 9-30am to 11-00am, Meeting Room, 7th Floor, 75 Ghuznee Street. For more info contact WELCOSS, tel (04) 385 3518, fax (04) 385 3564.

~ THURS, 22 June - ‘Native Sovereignty in Two Cultures: Contrasting Approaches, the evolution of Mäori and Native American Sovereignty, 1840 to the present day’, Fullbright Lecture by Harry Kersey, 7-30pm to 9pm, Lecture Theatre 3, Law Faculty (old Government Buildings), $16 / $14.

~ FRI, 23 June - Vegan midwinter feast, 7pm, Crossways Community House (cnr Elizabeth and Brougham Sts). All welcome, lots of yummy vegan delights as a fundraiser for Wellington Animal Action, a meal of main course plus dessert will be between $5 and $10 depending on which options you choose. Contact or tel (04) 385 6728 for more information.

~ TUES, 27 June - Women community workers free self-care day, from 10am to 3pm, sessions include ‘how do we put ourselves first ?’, creative workshop with theatre games and waiata activities, places are limited so please book by Fri 9 June, all enquiries to Jenny Devereaux, tel (04) 801 3164.

~ THURS, 6 July - Wellington Peace Lunch Forum - an informal lunch time session to exchange peace news, bring your lunch, your leaflets, your news and views, tea and coffee provided, 1pm to 2pm on the first Thursday of each month at the PMA offices, Rooms 16 and 17, Trades Hall, 126 Vivian Street, Wellington. If you are not able to attend in person, or live outside Wellington, you can send leaflets, notices, whatever you want to share to the lunch forum via PMA, PO Box 9314, Wellington, tel (04) 382 8129, fax (04) 382 8173,

~ THURS, 13 July - ‘Universalism vs Cultural Pluralism: Philosophical, Religious and Bicultural Perspectives’, panel is Ralph Pettman, Professor of International Relations; Paul Morris, Professor of Religious Studies; Hood Salleh, Professor of Malay Studies; Mäori values spokesperson. This is a Human Rights 2000 seminar organised by School of Political Science and International Relations and the Centre for Strategic Studies, to be held at the Centre, 16 Waiteata Road, free parking available next door in Recreation Centre carpark. Further info from Helen Greatrex tel (04) 476-0346 (office hours).

~ FRI, 21 July - the Wellington Peace and Environment Centre Street Appeal. Collectors are needed for 1 or 2 hour time slots (or more if you are up to it) particularly within the hours 7am-9am, 12pm-2pm, 4pm-6pm, in a range of Wellington areas, especially the Railway Station, bus stations, Lambton Quay, Cuba St., Manners Mall. A great way to support PMA and the Peace and Environment Centre at the same time! Please contact PMA, tel (04) 382 8129, or if you can help.

~ FRI to SUN, 21 to 23 July - Alternatives to Violence Project basic workshop, includes affirmation (building self-esteem and trust), communication (improving both listening skills and assertive methods of expression), co-operation (developing co-operative attitudes that avoid competitive conflicts), creative conflict resolution (getting in touch with the inner ‘transformative power’ to resolve violence), and community building (acknowledging differences and recognising similarities). For more info contact AVP Wellington, 7A Moncrieff St, Mt Victoria, Wellington, tel Myra - (04) 384 8896 (day) or Ralph - (04) 383 6986 (evening).

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