G20 Peoples’ Summit showcases vibrant community responses to global leaders’ conference
Visioning Another World: G20 Peoples’ Summit
Various locations throughout West End and South Brisbane
Grassroots counter- G20 organising group, BrisCAN, have released the program for the Peoples’ Summit: Visioning Another World.
The program is available here: http://briscan.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/G20-Peoples-Summit-Program.pdf
The G20 Peoples Summit will be a three- day festival of symposiums, idea- sharing, art, creative activities, education and action. It aims to develop community responses to world economic, social and environmental problems.
It will take place in various locations across South Brisbane and West End, Brisbane, November 12- 14, before the G20 Leaders Summit. All sessions are free and open to the public.
This event brings together local and international thinkers to collaborate on broad themes, such as economics, sustainability, social justice, human rights & climate change.
High profile speakers such as Senator Larissa Waters and international labour organiser Sharan Burrow will be speaking at events alongside local and grassroots community organisers. Local musicians, the Mouldy Lovers, These Dirty Bones and Hannaka are some of the talent who will are giving their time to this important event.
BrisCAN- G20 is a broad network of groups concerned about the social and ecological impacts of the G20. Included in this are concerns about the immediate repercussions of hosting the G20 in our region and the local and global perpetuation of the economics of privilege. BrisCAN sees the G20 as an opportunity to unite and work on transforming our society to a more just and sustainable one.
The group has already garnered extensive media attention for having taken a strong, community oriented stand against the G20, and for showing the sort of action that is possible at a grassroots level.