[Hpn] POOR PEOPLE'S WORLD SUMMIT SCHUDULE 15-18 Nov in NYC / Who is going? / rsvp asap rsvp asap

Tom Boland wgcp@earthlink.net
Tue, 14 Nov 2000 00:25:20 -0800 (PST)


If HPNers plan to attend this week's POVERTY SUMMIT in NYC cited below, please

"We who've been homeless or are now" could meet there and network in behalf
of economic justice - and our related "mutual aid" projects, including our
work online!

KWRU's Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign is organizing the WORLD
SUMMIT TO END POVERTY as a part of the International Campaign For Economic
Justice of the Hague Appeal for Peace. The Summit will take place in New
York City November 15-18, 2000.

Thanks to those who helped make possible my attending.  I hope to see you
there. -- listworker Tom

THE SUMMIT SCHEDULE APPEARS BELOW, following the next paragraph:

SEE ALSO for a sample of great organizing by KWRU, the Summit hosts:
http://washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A13224-2000Jul31.html
Washington Post: THOUSANDS RISK ARREST IN POVERTY PROTEST [08-01-2000]
"Faced with thousands of marchers willing to risk arrest -- including
mothers with children in strollers and a squad of people in wheelchairs --
police here stood aside and allowed an illegal parade down the city's main
thoroughfare to carry an anti-poverty message almost to the doors of the
Republican National Convention"

FWD  http://www.kwru.org/updates/ws-schd.html

   POOR PEOPLE'S WORLD SUMMIT TO END POVERTY

   NOVEMBER 15 - 18, 2000 NEW YORK, NY USA

   Sponsored by the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign and the
International Campaign for Economic Justice.

Hosted by the Kensington Welfare Rights Union.

   PROGRAM

   Registration and Information: will be at Riverside Church Cloister Hall
at 490 Riverside Drive from Wednesday, November 15th to Friday, November
17th, from 8:30 - 6 pm. Information on Saturday, November 18th, will be at
Hostelling International at 891 Amsterdam Avenue.

   Location Abbreviations:

   RC Riverside Church

   HI Hostelling International

   JTS Jewish Theological Seminary

   UTS Union Theological Seminary

   SMC St. Mary's Church

   CU Columbia University

   BPC Broadway Presbyterian Church

   N NACLA

   Meals: are provided for delegates and/or anyone in need. This conference
is organized by poor people; please provide your own food if you can afford
to.

   Reality Tours: Due to space limitations, please sign up in advance (in
the Riverside Church Cloister Lounge). Tour buses will depart promptly from
the corner of 122nd Street and Claremont Avenue.

   Workshops: are coordinated by the University of the Poor, the
educational arm of the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign. See
http://www.universityofthepoor.org for more information.

   Wednesday, November 15th: Understanding the Problem

   8:00 - 9:00am Breakfast (HI)

   8:30 - 6:00pm Summit Registration (RC)

   10:00 - 12noon Plenary: "War and Poverty" (RC Sanctuary)

   12:00 - 2:00pm Lunch (RC South Hall)

   2:00 - 4:00pm Workshops and Reality Tour

       1.Drugs and Poverty (RC Theater)
       2.The Human Right to Healthcare (UTS Rm)
       3.Young People & the Movement to End Poverty (UTS)
       4.Immigrants and Economic Human Rights (UTS)
       5.Reality Tour (122nd & Claremont Ave.)

   4:00 - 6:00pm Workshops and Reality Tour

       1.Race, Racism and Poverty (UTS Rm)
       2.The Human Right to Housing (RC Theater)
       3.Gender, Sexism, and Poverty (UTS Rm)
       4.The Human Right to Education (UTS Rm)
       5.Reality Tour (122nd & Claremont Ave.)

   6:00 - 8:00pm Dinner (HI)

   8:00 - 10:00pm Theater of the Oppressed (RC Theater)

   Thursday, November 16th: Organizing and Educating

   7:00 - 9:00am Breakfast (HI)

   9:00 - 9:30am Interfaith Service (RC Sanctuary)

   9:30 - 12noon Plenary: Organizing and Educating for Human Rights (RC
Sanctuary)

   12:00 - 2:00pm Lunch (RC South Hall)

   2:00 - 4:00pm Workshops and Reality Tour

       1.Grassroots Use of the Internet (RC Assembly Hall)
       2.New Forms of Labor Organizing (BPC Rm)
       3.Art, Music and Culture (RC Assembly Hall)
       4.Religious Strategies in the Fight for Economic Human Rights (SMC
Sanctuary)
       5.The Environment and Human Rights (CU Jerome Green Room 104)
       6.Sharing Organizing Models and Experiences (BPC Rm)
       7.Reality Tour (122nd & Claremont Ave.)

   4:00 - 6:00pm Workshops and Reality Tour

       1.Cultural and Political Expressions of Poor Youth (BPC Rm)
       2.Communicating with the Media (N Rm)
       3.The Human Right to Food (SMC Sanctuary)
       4.What's This Got to Do with Me?: Allies and Advocates in the
Movement to End Poverty (CU Jerome Green Rm 104)
       5.Deaf Culture and Access to American Society (N Rm)
       6.Sharing Organizing Models and Experiences (BPC Rm)
       7.Reality Tour (122nd & Claremont Ave.)

   6:00 - 8:00pm Dinner (HI)

   8:00 - 9:00pm Cultural Event (HI)

   Friday, November 17th: Resistance

   7:00 - 9:00am Breakfast (HI)

   9:00 - 9:30am Interfaith Service (RC Sanctuary)

   9:30 - 12noon Plenary: Topic TBA, 'Battle for Broad' film (RC Sanctuary)

   12:00 - 3:00pm Workshops with Bag Lunch

       1.Legal Strategies in the Fight for Economic Human Rights (CU Jerome
Green Room 101)
       2.Economic Human Rights Documentation and Monitoring (UTS Rm)
       3.Organizing for Economic Human Rights in the Deaf and Deaf-Blind
Community (RC South Hall)
       4.The Role of Students in the Movement to End Poverty (UTS Rm)
       5.Sharing Organizing Models and Experiences (RC South Hall)
       6.Globalization and Poverty (RC Assembly Hall)

   4:00 - 7:00pm Speak Out in front of the United Nations (Dag Hammarskjold
Plaza)

   7:00 - 9:00pm Dinner (HI)

   Saturday, November 18th: Networking

   8:30 - 9:30am Breakfast (HI)

   9:30 - 10:00am Interfaith Service

   10:00 - 2:00pm Closing Plenary and Time for Networking

   12noon Bagged Lunch

   2:00pm Adjourn

e-mail: kwru@libertynet.org

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