Occupy Wgtn: Political Lectures at Civic Square this weekend

Press Release – Occupy Wellington

This weekend (29th-30th October) the Occupy Wellington movement is running a series of open lectures on problems and solutions for economic and environmental issues in Civic Square from 11am-3pm. Speakers include academics, professionals, and experts …Occupy Wellington Community Education Initiative presents:

Occupy Your Mind

Weekend of Open Lectures on Problems and Solutions for Economics and Environment

This weekend (29th-30th October) the Occupy Wellington movement is running a series of open lectures on problems and solutions for economic and environmental issues in Civic Square from 11am-3pm. Speakers include academics, professionals, and experts from the community. Lectures will address economic issues, including the proposed Robin Hood tax, the TPPA, the role of the media in the global financial crisis, as well as environmental issues, including offshore drilling, the Rena oil spill, and food justice. The lectures will be followed by performances by prominent local musicians. This initiative represents an attempt to stimulate the first steps towards a community-based democratic tertiary education platform.

Saturday 29th October

11am: Michael Williams (Worker’s Rights Campaigner): Rena – Causes and Consequences. 12pm: Mike Smith (Environmental advocate): Economics, Oil and the Environment. 1pm: Grant Brookes (Tax Justice spokesperson) – Introducing the Robin Hood Tax. 2pm: Bill Rosenberg (CTU Policy Director): The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and its Likely Effects. 2.45pm: Dr Peter Thompson (Senior Lecturer, School of English Film Theatre and Media Studies): Media and the Global Financial Crisis. 3.30pm: Sarah Meads (Senior Policy Advisor, Oxfam NZ): Food Justice – Social Justice, Food and Climate. 4.30pm: Seth Frightening and Special Guests

Sunday 30th October

11am: Dr Andrew McGregor (Senior Lecturer, School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences) – Ethical Food Choices 12pm: Mary Bryne (Fluoride Action Network NZ) Hazardous waste in the water 1pm: Jimmy Green (Generation Zero) – Youth and climate change 2pm: Miles Thompson – Understanding money in the social network 3pm: Newtown Rocksteady Unplugged with special guests Sam Manzanza and Matiu Te Huki

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