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category national | public consultation / irish social forum | press release author Tuesday October 05, 2004 16:39author by liz curry - isf working groupauthor email keykiet at yahoo dot com Report this post to the editors

Programme of Plenaries and Workshops
by Irish Social Forum Editorial Group - Irish Social Forum Tuesday,

This is the at-a-glance programme. Clicking on the links to each workshop brings you to a page where you can comment on the workshop, upload text of submissions or debate the issues at

Registration Friday 7.30 p.m.
Registration Saturday 10.30 a.m.
Registration Sunday 1030 a.m.

Programme of Plenaries

Fighting Racism in Ireland
Focus on different campaigning styles to tackle racism.
Saturday Oct 9th: 2pm - 4pm, UCD Students Centrebr> Venue: Solidarity Hall, UCD Students Centre, Belfield, Dublin 4

Alternative Forms of Resistance to Neoliberalism
Focussing on diffeent strands of resistance to neoliberalism
Sunday Oct 1th: 2pm-4pm, ATGWU
Venue: ATGWU Hall, Middle Abbey St., Dublin 1

Assembly of Social Movements
Bringing all strands of the Global justice / anti-neoliberalism / anti-capitalist / anti-corporate / anti-war movement together to debate analysis, actions, netowrks and resolutions.
Sunday Oct 10th: 4pm - 6pm, ATGWU
Venue: ATGWU Hall, Middle Abbey St., Dublin 1

Programme of Workshops
The following workshops take place on Saturday October 9th and are located in the UCD Students Centre.

11am to 12.30am

1. Meeting the Millennium Goals: The Need for Popular Global Action
Host:Concern / Debt and Development Coalition / Comhlámh Trade Justice

2. The Arms Trade at Home and Abroad
Host: Afri, (Action From Ireland) / Amnesty International / Oxfam

3. Regeneration, Social Housing and Public Private Partnerships (PPPs)
Host: St. Michael’s Family Resource Centre / Fatima Groups United / O’Deveny Gardens Community Development Forum

11am to 2pm

4. An Introduction to Development Issues
Host: Comhlámh / Debt and Development Coalition

12.30 to 2pm

5. An Introduction to DGN and Why to Shut Down the Less Lethal Weapons Conference
Host: Dublin Grassroots Network

6. Crisis In Darfur
Host: Irish Sudanese Solidarity Group / Concern

7. Migrant and Asylum Issues In Ireland: Workers, Women (Including FGM), Deportation of Children Born to Non-nationals
Host: Residents Against Racism

8.New Threats to Irish Women's Access to Abortion - What Can We Do About It?
Host: Alliance For Choice

4pm to 5.30pm

9. Justice for Farmers: New Approaches to North-South Solidarity
Host: Comhlámh Action Network

10. Getting US Military Out of Shannon
Host: Irish Anti War Movement

11. The War On Heritage
Host: Save Tara-Skryne Valley / Carrickminders

4pm to 6pm

12. Neoliberalism and the EU
Host: DAPSE (Democracy and Public Services in Europe)

13. Disempowered and Disillusioned but not Disengaged: An Accurate Assessment of Democracy in Ireland?
Host: Democracy Commission

5.30pm to 7pm

14. Community Radio and Community TV
Host: The Media Co-op / NEAR FM / Dublin Community Television

15. Kill the Bill - the Campaign Against the Criminal Justice Act
Host: Labour Youth

16. Language rights as Human rights
Host: Esperanto Association of Ireland

6pm to 7.30pm

17. Pfizer, Patents and Patients
Host: Medicines For All / Physicians for Social Responsibility

18. The Global Week of Action for Trade Justice
Host: Trade Matters

19. A Meeting For All Those Going To The ESF, And/Or Who Want To Know More.
Host: Another Europe Is Possible

The following workshops take place on Sunday October 10th and are located in the ATGWU Hall.

11am to 12.30am

20. Incineration and Waste Management
Host: Southeast Social Forum

11am to 1pm

21. Effective Forums of Trade Union Organising
Host: ‘a gathering of active trade unionists’

22. Debate: What forms of revolutionary organisation do we need? Does the movement need political parties? Left Wing Parties and Social Movements - Glove Puppetry or Unity in Action?
Host: Socialist Workers Party / Workers Solidarity Movement / and others.

for more details see

author by Barry Finnegan - ISF Comm Work Grouppublication date Wed Oct 06, 2004 15:48author email john.finnegan3 at mail dot dcu dot ieauthor address author phone 085- 1423 454Report this post to the editors

There are about 20 workshops and one plenary from 11am to 8pm this Saturday the 9th Oct out in the UCD Students Centre, with 3 workshops and one plenary from 11am to 4pm on Sunday 10th Oct in the ATGWU Hall, Dublin 1.

Those of you interested in The Assembly of the Social Movements which will take (AFTER the 2004 ISF is finished) this coming Sunday 10th October 2004 from 4 to 6pm in the ATGWU hall might be interested in attending the following workshop:

20. Assembly of Social Movements Organising Meeting

Host: You. Room: White Room
Details: This is a meeting for all those who wish to submit a proposal or motion for Sunday’s Assembly of Social Movements and to discuss ways in which the assembly will be organised.

All the best,
- Barry.

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