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Social Forum Aotearoa Programme - 21-23 November

Social Forum Aotearoa Conference
'another world is possible'

21-23 November

Te Wananga O Aotearoa Campus
Todd Park, 1 Heriot Drive Porirua
Register on line at http://www.socialforum.org.nz




12.00pm - 1.00pm
Delegate Registration

1.00pm - 1.45pm
Tumanako Wereta, TWOA

Powhiri - Official Welcome

Te Wananga o Aotearoa, Porirua Campus

1.45pm - 2.10pm
Tea/Coffee & Biscuits


2.10pm - 2.40pm
Pat Hanley

Master of Ceremonies

(Main auditorium)

2.40pm - 3.10pm
Verena Glass, Agency Carta Maiori, Former press officer of World Social Forum, Brazil
Opening Remarks - Introduction to World Social Forum & Social Forum Aotearoa

3.10 - 3. 45pm
Jeanette Katene

Ngati Toa

Joe Tipania

Chair Maraeroa Marae
Topic: Empowering Local Communities and Whanau

3.45pm - 4.00pm
Roger Blakeley

CEO, Porirua City Council
Topic: Local democracy under the new Local Government Act

4.00pm - 5.00pm
Meg Williams (Paekakariki), Kane Forbes (Resident Action Movement, Auckland), John Cody (Porirua)
Panel Discussions

Topic: Empowering local communities and whanau

5.15pm - 7.00pm
Open Space / Caucus Networking

Opportunity for participants to propose and organise additional workshops

5.30pm - 7.15pm

(Limited to those who pre-register)
Dinner - Cafeteria

Important: Please pre-register for dinner. Email: paula@cem.co.nz. (No EFTPOS, cash sales only)

7.30pm - 8.45pm

Ole Maiava & Te Wananga o Aotearoa Performing Arts
Concert Performance

(Main auditorium)



9.00am - 9.05am
Pat Hanley

Master of Ceremonies
Introduction to the Day

(Main auditorium)

9.05am - 9.15am
Jenny Brash

Mayor of Porirua City
Mayoral Address

(Main auditorium)

9.15am - 9.55am
Dr Jane Kelsey

Keynote Address

The global agenda after Cancun

(Main auditorium)

9.55am - 10.30am
Susan Hawthorne

Keynote Address

Author of "Wild Politics: Feminism, Globalisation and biodiversity"

(Main auditorium)

10.40am - 10.55am


11.05am - 11.40am
Various Speakers

Panel Discussion

Topic: Economic Democracy

(Main auditorium)

11.55am - 12.55pm
Various Presenters

Workshop Sessions

a.. Social & Civic Policy Institute and East Side engaging the community through deliberation sustained dialogue (Location: Blue Room)

b.. The GE debate after the lifting of the moratorium (Location: Yellow Room)

c.. Lessons from the Peace Movement (Location: Orange Room)

d.. Prof. Ralph Pettman "Making sense of the world" (Location: Green Room)

1.05pm - 1.55pm


2.05pm - 4.05pm
Various Presenters
Workshop Sessions

a.. ARENA (Action Research and Education Network Aotearoa: Globalisation, Colonisation and Militarism (Auditorium)

b.. Universal Income Trust - Universal Income Systems: Pathways to a Sustainable Future (Blue Room)

c.. Human Rights Network - National Plan of Action (Orange Room)

d.. Bruce Dyer - A presentation on "After Capitalism – an alternative vision". (Yellow Room)

4.15pm - 4.30pm


4.40pm - 5.10pm
Deborah Manning

Lawyer for Ahmed Zaoui
Topic: Human Rights Implications of the Ahmed Zaoui Case

(Main auditorium)

5.10pm - 5.45pm
Colin Fox

Socialist MP: Scottish Parliament
Topic: European Perspectives on Globalisation

(Main auditorium)

5.45pm - 5.55pm
Pat Hanley

Master of Ceremonies
Closing Comments & Wrap Up

6.00pm - 7.15pm

(Limited to those who pre-register)
DINNER - Cafeteria

Important: Please pre-register for dinner. Email: paula@cem.co.nz.
(No EFTPOS, cash sales only)

7.30pm - 9.30pm

Solidarity Concert (Entry: Donation)

Featuring: Latin America Folk Group Los Andes, Kassie McKluskie (Expert Flamingo Dancer), Michael Webber (Poet), Calle Cuba, Seamus Coogan (Comedian), Campbell Sisters (musicians), Robbie Casey (Folk singer and guitarist), and Hinemoana Baker (musician)

(Main auditorium)



9.00am - 9.15am
Pat Hanley

Master of Ceremonies
Recap Day 2 & Intro to the Day 3

(All morning sessions top be held in Auditorium)

9.15am - 10.00am
Sandy Morrison &

Timoti Vaileti

Topic: Indigenous perspectives

10.00am - 10.30am
John Roughan &

Edwina Hughes

Topics: "Militarism in the Pacific"

10.40am - 10.55am


11.05am - 11.35am
Maxine Gay
Topic: Trade Unionist Workers Rights and Globalisation

11.35am - 12.05pm
Clifford Wallace

"America's foremost anti-drug war African-American activist"

12.05pm - 12.25pm
Choir Choir Pants on Fire

12.35pm - 1.20pm


1.30pm - 3.40pm

Workshop Sessions:

a.. Universal Income Trust (Green Room)

b.. Paul Bruce, Latin American Committee - participatory democracy (Blue Room)

c.. Marian McDonald: Teaching Social Justice & Social Change – An Adult Learning Perspective (Yellow Room)

d.. Mobilising and organising in Aotearoa: Peace Movement Aotearoa, Global Peace and Justice Coalition Auckland, Peace Action Wellington, Peace Action Network Christchurch. (Orange Room)

e.. Free movie screening of 'Whale Rider' - Movieland 5. Located at North City Shopping Centre, 5 minutes walk from Conference venue. (Movie begins 1.30pm).

3.40pm - 4.15m
Pat Hanley

Master of Ceremonies
Plenary Session

(Main Auditorium)


The following information is designed to make your attendance at the Social Forum Aotearoa Conference as pleasant and as valuable as possible. If you require assistance at any time, please come to the Registration and Information Desk and the team will do everything they can to help.


The Registration & Information Desk is located through the Entrance of the Wananga Campus. The desk will be open throughout the conference and will be staffed by volunteers.


The conference will be serviced by a fully functional cafeteria. Tea/coffee and chilled water will be provided complimentary. All other refreshments can be purchased at delegates expense. Cash facility only. No EFTPOS.

A range of menu's, including buffet, will be provided during the conference. If you have any special dietary requirements please inform the people at Registration / Helpdesk. Breakfast and dinner will be available to those taking advantage of the marae-style accommodation on Campus.

If you have advised any special dietary requirements in your registration, these will have been forwarded to the respective catering providers.

We ask that you please pre-book for dinner and accommodation on Friday and/or Saturday evenings. Contact: Paula Cuff, Corporate Events & Marketing Ltd ph (04) 4779925, cell 021 283 7444 or email paula@cem.co.nz. Dinner times: for Friday 5.30pm to 7.15pm; for Saturday 6.00pm to 7.15pm.


Both the Friday night concert and Saturday evening Solidarity Concerts will commence 7.30pm in the main auditorium of the Wananga Campus (same venue as the Conference). Entry into the concert is by donation. This concert evening is open to the public. No alcohol on premise.


To help you find your way to your workshop room, each room has been colour coded, green, orange, blue, pink and yellow. Your programme will show a room colour next to a workshop title. Please use your colour-coded map to navigate your way to your correct room or follow the arrows on the walls. If all else fails, ask any of the volunteers who will be wearing conference tags.


Greg Childs of Movieland 5 is kindly showing a free movie screening of 'Whale Rider' for delegates to the Social Forum Aotearoa conference. The movie will screen Sunday 23 November commencing 1.30pm (duration 1.48mins). Movieland 5 is located in North City Shopping Centre on Titahi Bay Road, 5 minutes walk from the Conference venue. If wet, we will run a bus shuttle service between venues.


If requested speaker presentations and workshop notes can be available after the conference via the conference web-site www.socialforum.org.


As a security requirement, delegates are required to wear their Conference name tag to all times.


General messages will be displayed on the message board located in the main reception area.


Limited lockable storage space will be available at the conference venue. Please ask at the Information Desk. Please note that whilst all care will be taken, the organisers take no responsibility for loss or theft.


This board will be located in the main reception area.

An opportunity for people to book out workshop rooms for networking sessions after 5pm on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 November 2003. If you would like to book a room you must put the following information next to the room title.

a.. Your Name

b.. Title of the Networking Session c.. Start time d.. End time - All networking sessions must end by 7.00pm This space is provided on a first come, first serve basis.


The Te Wananga o Aotearoa is a smoke-free and alcohol-free building. Delegates are requested to observe this policy.


The Social Forum Aotearoa Conference will feature approximately 10 feature displays (including goods for sale) to be located throughout the conference venue. You are invited to experience all of these displays throughout the conference duration. (At the time of publishing) exhibitors include:

* Trade Aid * Food Not Bombs

* ARENA * Universal Income Trust

* Dev Zone * Human Rights Network

* Peace Action Wellington * Youth Union Movement

* Peace Movement Aotearoa * Latin America Committee

* Wellington People's Centre * Proutist Universal

* Spirit @ Work Trust Stable Money Trust * Porirua Housing Project


Neither the organising committee nor the event manager can accept any liability for death, injury, any loss, cost or expenses suffered by any person, if such cost is caused or results from the act, default or omission of any person other than an employee or agent of the organisers. In particular, neither the organisers nor the event managers can accept any liability for losses arising from the provision or non-provision of services provided by hotel or transport operators. The organisers and event managers accept no liability for losses suffered by reason of war, including threat of war, riots and civil strife, terrorist activity, natural disasters, weather, fire, drought, flood, technical, mechanical or electrical breakdown within any premises visited by delegates in connection with the conference. Neither the organising committee nor the event managers are able to give any warranty that any published speaker or performer will appear as a speaker, panelists or performer. The organisers reserve the right to alter or amend the programme and its contents as they see fit and as circumstances dictate without further recourse to any registered delegate or attendee.

Social Forum Aotearoa
Porirua, Wellington 21-23 November 2003
Register on line at http://www.socialforum.org.nz

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