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April 7, 2008 | by  | in Opinion | [ssba]

Your Social Conscience Timetable

There are a huge number of free public lectures, seminars, film screenings and other events on campus and around Wellington every week. We want to collect the events with an environmental, international development or political focus and get them together on a single page. If you or your organisation want an event included then contact Nina or Rosie at Feedback also welcome!

Mon 7th

Animal Action Day:
Speakers and stalls in quad 12-2pm

Film screening:
Greens on Campus present “Earthlings” (2005)
Meeting Room 1, Student Union Building, 4pm
Award-winning documentary on factory farming and mankind’s dependence on animals.

Film screening:
Vic International Development Society present “Darwin’s Nightmare” (2004) seminar room CO304, 5-7pm
Academy Award nominated documentary on the social and environment impact of weapons/fish trade in Africa.

NZ Institute for International Affairs Wellington meeting/speaker:
“China’s Rise and the Challenges for US Policy” by Thomas J. Christensen, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, USA
Lecture Theatre 2, Rutherford House, Pipitea Campus, 5.45 pm
NZIIA membership $20 (student); nonmembers invited to attend an initial meeting with a donation/koha towards costs wellington/index.html

Tue 8th

Gecko meeting:
Collins Room, Student Union Building, 12pm

“NZ Politics and the Blogosphere” by David Farrar, founder of Kiwiblog
Room 203, 83 Fairlie Terrace, Kelburn
Founder of NZ’s most popular political blog on the ups and downs of blogging NZ politics in an election year.

Public meeting:
“Police Raids, Terrorism and the Labour Party Conference”
Arlington Community Centre, 312 Taranaki St, 6-8 pm.

Wed 9th

Greens on Campus meeting:
Commons Room, Student Union Building, 12-1pm.

Just Action meeting:
Commons Room, Student Union Building, 5pm.

Student Representative Council meeting:
Mount Street Bar, Student Union Building, 12 noon.
Topics to be discussed: Tibet, Spotless Cleaners lockout, the Film School, $10 billion debt.

Thurs 10th

Amnesty on Campus meeting:
Commons Room, Student Union Building, 4.30pm.

VUWSA, MAWSA, EAG against $10 billion dollar student debt.
March to Parliament, meet at quad 1pm.

Sat 12th

Rainbow Warrior open day
Queen’s Wharf, 10-4pm
Free public tour of the Greenpeace NZ flagship.

Film screening:
Propaganda Extravaganza II and Intersect present “The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil” (2006)
City Gallery Cinema, 1pm. American documentary exploring the economic collapse and eventual recovery of Cuba. Free entry.

Sun 13th

Rainbow Warrior open day
Queen’s Wharf, 10-4pm
Free public tour of the Greenpeace NZ flagship.

Sustainable Living workshop:
“Conscious consumption”
Evolve Youth Service, 5 Eva Street (off Dixon), 12-4pm
Free afternoon workshop to accompany recent release of Urban Living guide.
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Film screening:
Green Party presents “The Real Dirt on Farmer John” (2008)
Penthouse Cinema, Brooklyn, 5.15pm
Tickets $20, presales only from Denise Eilers 04 389 1079.
Critically acclaimed documentary on community agriculture. Screening followed by question session with maverick Midwestern farmer (and film star) John Peterson.


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