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Fourth annual World Matters 2008 – Rights, responsibilities and risks

Posted in Events by Ferne Edwards on October 12th, 2008

What: Two days of series of talks, panel discussions, documentaries, concerts and book launches featuring leading thinkers, writers, activists and poets, on a variety of topics and issues related to rights, responsibilities and risks.
When: Sat 25 Oct & Sun 26 Oct 11 am – 7.30 pm. Sat evening 6-8.30 pm.
Where: ELTHAM. Eltham Library Meeting Room, Panther Place, Mel 21JF. All welcome. Bookings Essential
Cost: $6.00 per session $15.00 for the day, $25.00 for the festival (light refreshments included in all sessions).
For more information: Contact elthambookshop or ph 9439 8700.

The festival includes:

  • URGENCY OF NOW- A PANEL PRESENTATION Sat 25 Oct from 6.00pm 8.30pm
    A film made by IDPD, the Indian Affiliate of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, about the health effects on the local population of the uranium mine in Jadugoda. Introduced by: Dr Bill Williams, vice-president of MAPW, the Australian affiliate, and involved with International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.
    David Spratt and Phillip Sutton raise “a wake-up call and provide an antidote to the sanitised reporting on the state of the planet and global warming. A social and environmental critical overview that is impressive, comprehensive and convincing”. David will focus on the political environment and perspectives in this session. Introduced by Fiona Tansley: Eltham College of Education
    Environmentalist Peter Christoff explores the need for conventional legal regulation and the potential of economic responses to climate change. Introduced by Larissa Brown: Young Environmentalist of the Year, 2008, Founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Sustainability Leadership
    Poet, writer, publisher Susan Hawthorne presents a reflection on these drought addled times and illustrating the complex relationships that create and sustain our unique Australian landscape. Chair Carole Wigg, Medical Association for Prevention of War.

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