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Programme for the National Activism Gathering

9 Sep 2010

Friday the 24th of September
Why do we do it? Activism and Campaigns-Panel Discussion.
Panelists will include Nancy Serrano an experienced Direct Action campaigner familiar with environmental campaigns in Ireland, Oisin Coghlan, Director of Friends of the Earth, and other speakers to be confirmed.


Saturday, the 25th of September
9.30am-10.30am Climate Justice,and our campaign, followed by Q&As. A session that will attempt to answer the following questionsWhat is climate justice and how can we achieve it? How does campaigning on such a global issue relate to the National level? What have Friends of the Earth been focusing on in the last few years? How is this work going? Followed by a chance for you to ask about anything that strikes you from this conversation.


10.30-11.15 Why is offsetting off limits?
11.15-11.30 Tea and coffee break
11.30-.12.30 how to lobby your TD, participatory sessions.

-How to talk to a climate skeptic
-Ideas for our waste campaign

1.30-2.30 LUNCH

2.30pm- 3.30pm What kinds of Local Activism works? Stories from people who do it,
3.30-4.15pm Tea and Coffee
4.15-5pm Planning for action
Split into 3 or 4 geographical groups. meet with people in your local area and plan how to take action.
5pm Art Exhibition opening in the gallery downstairs
Brief walking tour of Waterford.

7.15pm Dinner! Then pub!

Sunday the 26th of September.
10.00-10.45 Warm up and wake up activity.
10.45-11.15 FoE the Organization and how we work
11.15-11.30 Tea and Coffee
11.30-12.00 What are the opportunities and barriers to winning environmental campaigns in the current political landscape?
12.00-12.45 Group planning, How can we be part of the FoE campaign in our area?
12.45-1.15 Report Back and closing remar

Can't make it to Waterford - you can still get involved in the campaign.

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