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Changing our Unequal World Conference and Book Fair

October 3, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Changing Our Unequal World – people power or corporate power

St Thomas Aquin’s High School, Chalmers Street, Edinburgh

Saturday 3 October –  Please Registervia eventbrite

Globalisation, migration, and solidarity – the power to change everything  in our crazy unequal world   

The world is becoming more unequal. Changing the imbalance of power between popular, democratic movements and corporate interests is seen by many as crucial to progress on tackling climate change, human rights and poverty. Learn more about the key issues and what we can do about them, with the benefit of the insights of a key advocate from the global South, academic experts and lively campaigning organisations.

  • 11.00 An open door on world justice in Edinburgh
    • Exhibition, stalls, Workshps by NGOs and campaigns
    • EWJF Book Fair
  • 12.15 Lunch and networking
  • 13.00 Conference: Globalisation, migration, and solidarity – the power to change everything  in our crazy unequal world   
  • 13.00 Welcome Chair: Cllr Lewis Ritchie
  • 13.10  Introduction: Pete Cannell and Matthew Crighton
  • 13.30  Voices from the global south and from refugees:
    • Shweta Narayan, Tamil Nadu
    • Pinar Aksu
  • 14.00 Panel discussion, audience debate
    • Sarah Boyack MSP
    • Professor Tim Hayward
    • Anuj Kapilashrami, Edinburgh University
    • Tom Lebert, War on Want
  • 14.45 Break
  • 15.00 Breakouts 1
  • 16.00 Breakouts 2
  • Breakouts presented by NGOs and/or academic experts:
  • The refugee crisis, causes and responses – Refugee Survival Trust
    Climate justice, to Paris and beyond – Friends of the Earth
    Trade rules and TTIP – Global Justice Now
    Land rights and investment treaties – Lorenzo Cotula, IIED
    Better economics – better planet – Jubilee Scotland
    Minerals and oil justice – War On Want
    Gender and rights in Central America – Mo Hume, Glasgow University
  • 16.45 Reflection time and Action time! panel members will reflect on what they have heard; the main opportunities for activism will be explored.

Book stall: sfbbooks@gmail.com

Programme subject to change

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Organised by EWJF Committee with the Just World Institute, University of Edinburgh