Come join the Rights & Democracy Student’s Western Regional event 2011, Sharing the Global Common:
Ensuring democratic access to resources.
Here is the itinerary:
Thursday, January 20th:
2:00-7:00 Hostel check-in at Ocean Island Backpackers’ Hostel, 791 Pandora Ave. (delegates meet in lobby at 6:30)
7:00-9:30 Network Meet & Greet at The Reef Restaurant, 533 Yates St. Appetizers provided
Friday, January 21st:
8:30-9:00 Continental Breakfast
Michele Pujol Room (MPR) located in Student Union Building (SUB)
9:00-10:00 Opening Remarks and Welcome Ceremony with Tom Sampson, Tsartlip Elder
Opening Panel: Our Commons, Our Rights
What are our global commons? How do they play a role in the realization of human rights? Why is fair and democratic access to resources a human rights issue?
Danika Littlechild, L.L.M. Candidate, University of Victoria
Kahina Ouerdane, Rights & Democracy Programme Officer, Economic and Social Rights
10:00-11:00 UBC Delegation Presentation: Water Access (MPR)
11:00-11:15 Health Break
11:15-1:00 Workshop: Non-Violent Communication with Michele Favarger (MPR)
1:00-2:30 Move to David Strong Building for lunch; Campus and Traditional Places Tour with Nick Claxton, Tsawout Nation
2:30-4:00 Panel: Commodification of Nature (David Strong Building/DSB C108)
Can anyone “own” a resource? What happens when we try?
Tom Sampson, Tsartlip Elder
Nick Claxton, Tsawout Nation, UVic Indigenous Education Department
Dr. Darlene Sanderson, Cree, Indigenous Peoples’ Forum on Water and Peace
Sabina Singh, UVic Political Science Department
4:00-4:10 Health Break
4:10-5:30 Documentary and discussion: Refugees of the Blue Planet (DSB C108)
6:30 Network Dinner at the Canoe Brewpub, 450 Swift St.
Saturday, January 22nd
9:00-9:30 Continental Breakfast in David Strong Building C112
9:30-10:00 Laughter Yoga with Jeremy Bally
10:00-1:00 Vancouver Island University Workshop: Human Rights Impact Assessment of Foreign Direct Investment (DSB C112)
1:00-2:00 The Right to Eat: an Open Space workshop (DSB)
An informal workshopping opportunity on the broad theme of the Right to Food. As we eat lunch, let’s think about where it came from and why food security is a human rights issue.
2:00-3:00 University of Alberta Presentation: Tarsands/Northern Gateway Pipeline (DSB C112)
3:00-6:00 Blending the bottom line: Scavenger hunt survey (Downtown)
In teams, delegates explore downtown to hunt for ethical/unethical products, using non-violent communication for engagement on ethical products and socially responsible investing
7:00-7:30 Meet at the Fort Cafe, 742 Fort St. to debrief scavenger hunt activity
7:30-12:00 For the Common Good: a night of arts, music and awareness to celebrate our global Commons at the Fort Cafe. Proceeds to support TLC’s Wild Hills and Beaches campaign Music with Torrey Archer, The Party on High Street, and the Zumbido Collective; poetry, live interactive art, and art showcase!
Sunday, January 23rd
8:30-9:00 Continental Breakfast at Ocean Island Hostel
9:00-3:00 Saving Public Space
A hike with Gordon O’Connor of the Dogwood Initiative to underscore the importance of preserving wild and agricultural spaces to ensure democratic control of resources, including food and water, and public access to natural spaces. Delegates will explore the “Wild Coast” while exploring the role of a healthy environment in human well-being and the human right to a healthy environment. This will highlight the increasing interrelatedness between environmental justice and social justice – human rights can never be realized if people are displaced from the land and the natural world becomes commodified and privatized.