Here's the finished timetable for the Bristol Social Forum Launch on Saturday 30th April. Food + Drinks will be available all day (Pitta Bread + Fillings).
TIME. 1:00pm - 6:00pm. Free Entry (donations welcome). VENUE: St. Werburgh's Community Centre, Horley Rd. (off Mina Rd.) St. Werburgh's, Bristol. BS2 9TJ. MAP:
1:00 - 1:30pm: Red Notes Choir / Open Mike
1:30 - 2:00pm: Intro / Invited Speakers*
2:00 - 2:50pm: Workshop Choices 1
2:50 - 3:10pm: Tea Break / Stall Time
3:10 - 4:00pm: Workshop Choices 2
4:00 - 4:50pm: Gigantonas Theatre*
4:50 - 5:20pm: Open mike / Report Backs
5:20 - 6:00pm: Discuss Constitution
FOOD WILL BE SERVED ALL DAY
*There will be two main speakers – one from Cardiff Social Forum and the other from Nicaragua - Giaconda Perez Arostegui. She is a youth and community worker and will speak on how globalisation is being challenged in her country. She will also lead an interactive session with Gigantonas, or ‘giant women’ puppets. These are used as a way of encouraging and unifying resistance in Nicaragua through music, dance and poetry.
WORKSHOP CHOICES 1 - 2:00-2:50pm
a.) Housing For All / Not For Profit
b.) Direct Action – G8 Summit : (Dissent!)
c.) ‘Using The Media’
d.) Sustainable Transport : (Transport Alliance)
WORKSHOP CHOICES 2 - 3:10-4:00pm
a.) Work / Benefits / Pensions
b.) Arms Trade, Global & Local - (Campaign Against Arms Trade)
c.) Billboard Subvertising
d.) World Water Crisis - (World Development Movement)
Campaign Against Arms Trade - Bristol Dissent! - Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways - World Development Movement - Bristol Inner City Credit Union - Bristol Co-Housing - Bristol Green Party - Red Notes Choir - Feminist Activism in Bristol - Workers Power - Revolution Youth Group - Simultaneous Policy - Queer Mutiny - Kebele Kulture Projekt
Extra Info Has Been Provided For Some Workshops.
Topic: "Using The Media". Led by Rowland Dye and Margaret Jones. "Have you got a campaign or burning issue that you want to get out to a wider audience but unsure how to us the media to do this? Have you got experience of media work that you want to share with others?! The aims of this workshop are:- * Share experience of using the media for campaigning, both locally in Bristol and Nationally. * Discuss the nuts & bolts and practical tips of how media work can be done. * Discuss the pros and cons of using main stream and alternative media. * Encourage and empower newcomers to get involved."
Topic: "Sustainable Transport". "The Transport Workshop will be a chance to find out about the newly formed Transport Alliance. - Provide information about current transport planning thats happening in Bristol and the Avon area. - Explore ways to win councillors over to support sustainable integrated transport plans."
Topic: "The Arms Trade, Global & Local". "It will be a presentation on current issues in the arms trade and the role of local companies, followed by a disussion of how the arms trade can be challenged in the Bristol area. (newly formed: BCATT)."
Topic: "The World Water Crisis". "A look at WDM's new campaign on Dirty Water Dirty Aid, against UK aid money going into the pockets of consultants pushing water privatisation as the solutions to the water crisis in developing countries, and broader issues around the government's lip service to the Make Poverty History campaign and its continued support of policies that have caused the problem in the first place."