Friday, 27 February 2009

6 Billion Ways:



Every day seems to bring a new crisis: financial markets in turmoil, energy price rises, food riots, violent conflicts and environmental disasters. And whatever the disaster, poor and marginalised people are always affected the most.

It doesn't have to be this way. Every person on the planet can make change happen.

6 Billion Ways is a day where the arts meet ideas, discussion and action to explore the causes and find solutions to these interlinked global crises.

Including discussions on: the financial crisis and economic alternatives, conflict and liberation in Palestine and Iraq, climate catastrophe and building a green new deal, the future of feminism, the impact of Obama on race politics, when resistance is successful and how to change consumer culture.

With international speakers, films, music, and a chance to learn and practise new skills, 6 Billion Ways is your chance to get inspired and join local and global networks building a better world.

Outline of the day
10am-6.45pm: Workshops and debates

Featuring all our main speakers and many more. Details of sessions below. FREE.
7pm-8.30pm: Final plenary

Rally to conclude the day, including video messages. FREE.
8.30pm-Midnight: Party

With DJs and other entertainment. £7/£5 concessions.

A full timetable of the sessions in the day is now available.
Organisers

6 Billion Ways is organised by City Circle, Friends of the Earth, Jubilee Debt Campaign, People and Planet, Rich Mix, War on Want and the World Development Movement.

MY PICK:
In Prison My Whole Life
(2007, USA, Dir: Marc Evans)
Sat 28 Feb 2009 (19:30 - 21:45)
The Rich Mix, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA
£7
www.richmix.org.uk

Mumia Abu-Jamal is a former Black Panther and radical journalist who was arrested for the murder of a police officer. He has always claimed his innocence but he was sentenced to death and has been awaiting execution ever since. Over the years, he has received international support, from Amnesty and Nelson Mandela among others. In this documentary several commentators, including Noam Chomsky, Alice Walker and Mos Def, help provide a context for Mumia’s story.
Followed by a Q&A with filmmaker William Francome, Kim Manning-Cooper from Amnesty International UK, producers Colin Firth and Livia Giuggioli

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