People's Summit, Thursday June 15

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Films
Local and International Community Issue Documentary Films by Nova Scotian Filmmakers"
Full day of films about international development, First Nations, mega-projects. Location: Community College Auditorium.

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

11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Workshop for NGOs
"The Halifax Initiative - Beyond 50 Years"
Review of Bretton Woods, tax on currency transfers, address multi-lateral debt. Location: Community College Boardroom, and rooms 212 and 244.

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. Talk
"Women in Cuba"
Dr. Clara Alonso Suarez, Head of Economics and Administration for the Cuban Federation of Women speaks on the economic reality for women in Cuba. Location: Community College, Room 206.

12 noon - 2 p.m.
"Discussion on human rights with Charles Abugre"
Charles Abugre works as coordinator of Third World Network based in Accra, Ghana. TWN brings together groups and individuals who seek greater articulation of the needs of Third World people. Location: College Room 214.

12:30 p.m. Press Conference
Sir Shridath Ramphal, James Robertson and Nick Dunlop
Sir Shridath Ramphal is co-chairman of the Commission on Global Governance and was Secretary-General of the Commonwealth 1975-1990. James Robertson is a co-founder of The Other Economic Summit (TOES), which has shadowed the G7 since 1984 and is linked this year with the People's Summit. Nick Dunlop is director of Earth Action. Location: TOES/P7 Media Centre, 4th floor, Champlain building, 5162 Duke Street (corner of Hollis Street) above Bluenose Cafe. Contact David Boyle of Jakob von Uexkull 902 492-8160 or 902 456-3045. 100 yards from G7 Media Centre

"First Nations Gathering"
A gathering organised by the Assembly of First Nations. Location: Grounds outside the Community College.

Afternoon, Visual Art
"An Independent Review of the State of the Northern Cod Fishery"
This exhibition by Robert MacKinnon consists of mixed-media installation pieces various aspects of the East Coast fishery and their impact on fish, people, and politics. Location; "OO" Gallery, 2098 Gottingen St.

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.

1 p.m. Workshop
"Redefining Sovereignty: Sustainable Economics in the Global Context"
Wampanoag, Gkisedtanamoogk, and John Mohawk provide the perspective of the Seneca on the impact of organisations and agreements such as the World Bank, the IMF, GATT and NAFTA. Professor Paul Huber of Dalhousie University will provide will talk on their impact on the former Soviet Union. Location: Community College, Room 208

1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Workshop
"Corporate Economic Power and Community Sustainability"
Speakers include Charlie Restino and Clarence Campbell who have been raising awareness of the environmental damage wreaked by Stora and Scott Paper in the Maritimes. Location: Community College Room 208

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Workshop
"World Weavers"
A globe will be woven for presentation to the G-7 leaders, while popular education methods "weave" together ideas about youth, balance, sharing, development. Location: grounds outside the Community College

6:30 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.

7 p.m. Panel Discussion
"Structural Adjustment and its Effect on Women. Globally and locally."
Organised by the Canadian Institute for the Advancement of Women. Location: Community College Boardroom.

7:30 p.m.
"Human Rights in the Global Village"
Roger Clark
The Secretary General of Amnesty International (Canada) takes a critical look at some of the key challenges facing human rights advocates in the 1990s, citing expansion of trade blocks and growth of fundamentalism. College Auditorium.

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Updated: 14 June, 1995