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Social Forum Aotearoa Agenda- DRAFT PROGRAMME

Social Forum Aotearoa Agenda- DRAFT PROGRAMME

Anyone interested in group travel (ie minivan) contact me urgently.
Mike Treen miket@pl.net

social forum aotearoa
'another world is possible'
21-23 November 2003

Porirua - Te Wananga o Aotearoa
Todd Park Campus
1 Heriot Drive, Porirua


Friday, November 21, 2003

1:00 Powhiri

2:30 Introducing The World Social Forum and Social Forum Aotearoa

3:00 Empowering Local Communities and Whanau

Tangata Whenua Presentation

Roger Blakely, CEO, Porirua City Council Local democracy under the new Local Government Act

Panel discussion : Meg Williams, Paekakariki, Kane Forbes Residents Action Movement, Auckland, Porirua Representative

5:00 Open Space ­ opportunity for participants to propose and organize additional workshops

7:30 Te Wananga O Aotearoa Performances

Saturday, November 22nd, 2003

9:00 Opening


Dr. Jane Kelsey, The global agenda after Cancun

Deborah Manning ­ The Ahmed Zaoui case, implications for Human Rights

Colin Fox, MP Scotland : European perspective on the Global Agenda

Dr. Ralph Petterman Making sense of the world

Panel Discussions

The GE Debate after the lifting of the moratorium Lessons from the Peace Movement Economic Rights and sustainability


· ARENA (Action Research and Education Network Aotearoa)


Colonisation and Militarism

· Universal Income Trust

· Mobilising and organizing in Aotearoa :Peace Movement Aotearoa, Global

Peace and Justice Coalition, Auckland, Peace Action Wellington, Peace Action Network Christchurch

· Human Rights Network ­ National Plan of Action

8:00 Gig local bands and performers

Sunday November 23rd

9:00 Opening


Sandy Morrison: Maori educational leader

John Roughan : Solomon Islands Civil Society Network

Maxine Gay: Trade Unionist

Susan Hawthorne: Australian feminist

Clifford Wallace: ³America¹s foremost anti-drug war African- American activist²

Edwina Hughes: Peace Movement Aotearoa


Universal Income Trust

Social & Civic Policy Institute: engaging communities through deliberation and sustained dialogue

East Side Porirua local perspectives on economic development

Paul Bruce, Latin American Committee ­ participatory democracy

Marian Mc Donald: Teaching Social Justice & Social Change an adult learning perspective

3:00 Plenary Session

4:00 Close

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