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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 www.irishsocialforum.org
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
LOOK OUT FOR NOTICES OF LAST MINUTE SATURDAY WORKSHOPS ON THE NOTICE BOARD!
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 www.irishsocialforum.org