People's Summit, Friday June 16

9 a.m. - 12 noon Workshop
"Economic, Political, Social, and Ecological Implications of Information Technologies"
Robert Pollard. Organized by The Other Economic Summit/US (TOES/US) and Information Habitat: Where Information Lives. Community College Room 208

9 a.m. - 12 noon Workshop
"The Green Revolution Requires a Food Security Revolution"
Looking at the impact of technology and increased food production. Organized by the Self Help Development of Zambia. Community College Auditorium.

Morning, Talk
"The Glenview Initiative"
The Glenview proposals have requested the G-7 Summit to proclaim the Global Commons as the heritage of all humanity, curtail speculation and restore monetary stability, accelerate the redirection of resources from military conversions to investments in our common future, and recognize that the next phase of social and economic stability must be predicated on more ethical values. This talk will outline the rationale behind these proposals. Location: Community College, Room 212.

10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
"The P-7 Marketplace - Products and Services for People and the Planet"

11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Art
"Hanging with the Big Cheeses"
Here's your big chance to have your picture taken with "the boys" People's Summit style, as seen by Karen Anderson. Location: Grounds outside the Community College.

12 noon - 2 p.m. Forum
"Women's Political Participation"
Priorities and recommendations to be compiled for presentation at the U.N. Conference of Women in Beijing. Location: Community College Boardroom.

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Talk
"Partnership Presentation"
24-year old Lucero Renjifo Vega has worked for the last five years improving living conditions in her community in Cali. Location: YMCA Boardroom, 1565 South Park Street.

Afternoon, Music
"Drumming Circle"
A drumming circle will be organized to provide energy to the P-7. All drummers are welcome. Location: Grounds outside the Community College.

Afternoon, Art
"Neighbourhood Noise"
"Neighbourhood Noise" is an audio exhibition featuring a wide variety of sound works on the theme of community collected from people in your community and others. Location: "OO" Gallery, 2098 Gottingen St.

1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Forum
"Power to the People: Producing and Using Electricity"
A forum to look at mega-projects and alternative ways of getting power, as is done on a community-based system in Northern Quebec. Particular focus on the East. Location: Community College Room 208

1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Workshop
"Environmental Popular Education"
This workshop will explore the three main principles of Environmental Popular Education: Re-connecting with the natural world, analyzing relations of power, and sharing education practices. Location: Community College, Room 316.

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Panel Discussion
"Low Level Flights and the Innu"
The Canadian Government has approved low flights by jet bombers over Nitassinan until 2011: the noise has traumatic impact on the environment and Innu population in the area. As Innu guests will tell, mining exploration and logging violates Innu hunting grounds. Location: Community College Boardroom.

4:30 p.m. Skit
"Giving them the SHAFFFFT"
A satire on the government's plan to solve the fisheries crisis by displacing 30,000 - 50,000 inshore fishing families. Location: Grounds outside the Community College.

8 p.m. Marquee Speakers Series
Vandana Shiva
"Free Trade vs. People's Economies"

Micmac Storyteller and Dr. Krishna Patel introduce Vandana Shiva, a physicist and philosopher of science deeply engaged in the ecological, social, and economic struggles of subsistence workers in India.

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Updated: 14 June, 1995