• norwaayandwsf act534 seminar program and documentation

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From Crisis to Change (Saturday, September 21st) Draft 11. September

12:45 – 13:00 Mingling and taking seats

13:00 – 13:15 Welcome and setting the scene

Cultural contribution/Music/song: Annai Poopathi Tamil Cultural Center

Welcome, context for the seminar, and logistics of the day: Oda Larsen, leader for the Norwegian Social Forum

13:15 – 14:00 (45 min) Session 1: Success stories – Organizing to build the new

How did we organize to build the new? What worked in our context? What lessons can be learned? Focus on CHANGE.

Conversation between: ● Mariana Gomez Soto (Cajamarca case - stopping of a major mining project) ● Wissam Chaseb (The passing of the Iraqi labor law) ● Aaron Ceradoy (UNs Global Compact and Migration passed) ● Noelia Figueroa (Women's rights in Argentina) ● Martin Norman (Norwegian sovereign wealth fund divestment from coal) Moderator: Aurora Nereid

14:00 - 14:10 Pause

14:10 – 15:00 (50 min) Session 2: Envisioning the future and going backwards

Paint a picture of how the world CAN be, and help us take steps backwards to understand how we get there.

Conversation between: ● Sally Burch: Our digital future and what it looks like (Internet Social Forum) ● Jason Nardi: A new economic system (Transformative Economies) ● Uddhab Purakyrel: A more peaceful world (peace and development in Asia) ● Helene Bank: A healthy ocean and control of resources (“Our Ocean”) ● Gershom Kabaso: Food sovereignty and the power of social movements Time for Questions Moderator: Tuva Krogh Widskjold

15:00-15:15 Pause with coffee and fruit

15:15-16:00 (45 min) Session 3: Workshops for systems change

WORKSHOP A Changing our economy – World Social for Transformative Economies Workshop leader: Jason Nardi Goals with the workshop: TBA

WORKSHOP B Mobilizing in Norway: How can an alliance like Norges Sosiale Forum / GK make real impact in Norway Workshop leader: Abdi Said Goals with workshop: TBA

WORKSHOP C Mobilizing nationally and thematically - how do we build alliances nationally and around themes for change? - World Social Forum prosessen Workshop leader(s): TBA Goals with workshop: TBA

16:00 – 16:10 Pause

16:10-16:30 (20 mins) Session 4: Call to action (4 campaigns that you HAVE to know about)

Four people will provide concrete examples of campaigns that people can get involved with, and how it will lead to change. This will focus on the art of concise storytelling, where the message needs to be as focused as possible. Focus here on member organizations campaigns already taking place. These campaigns are all anchored in the work that NSFs members are involved in

●A campaign for HUMAN RIGHTS/COMPANIES: Celina Bright-Taylor from The Norwegian Council for Africa ● A campaign for PEACE: ICAN Process ● A campaign for the ECONOMY / CONTROL OF RESOURCES: Ta havet tilbake og jorden i bruk ● A campaign for CLIMATE: Fridays for our Future Group

Music: Kevin Steinman, “Standing on the shoulders of giants” - theme for the March for Science

16:30-17:00 (30 min) Session 5: Closing and Culture ● Closing thoughts ● Closing songs