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[OPIRG-EVENTS] African Perspectives, NEPAD and the G8

Global Democracy Ottawa (GDO) invites you to a forum with
three African Activists to learn more about Africa, NEPAD
and the G8

African Perspectives, NEPAD and the G8

Tuesday, May 7th, 7:30 pm

St. Paul's University
Room 103 
233 Main St.
Ottawa  (Wheelchair Accessible - Bus Route #5)

This session will begin with some music from visiting African

With African Trade Union Leaders:

* Miriam Mukutuma
  Deputy General Secretary
  Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU)

* Florinah Koko
  Deputy Director, International Dept.
  Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU)

* Mban Kabu
  National Director of Education
  Sierra Leone Labour Congress	(SLLC)

Presented with the assistance of the Canadian Labour Congress
and their African Trade Union Partners


In May and June, Global Democracy Ottawa is proposing seven
meetings to educate ourselves about the New Partnership for
Africa Development (NEPAD), and the G8, and how this affects
Africa and us.

NEPAD will be the principal proposal before the G8 when they
meet later in June in Kananaskis Alta, and, as a recovery plan
for Africa it is controversial.

In addition to Tuesday May 7, we have blocked out the following
dates for similar evenings at St Paul's University.

Tuesday May 14
Wednesday May 22
Thursday May 30
Monday June 3
Tuesday June 11
Wednesday June 19 
There will be two continuous strands we will pursue, with short
talks from invited speakers on African issues, and on the G8
and NEPAD. After questions we will continue in smaller discussion

Each evening will build on the previous ones, so we invite you
to attend as many as possible.

There is no charge, but we will pass the hat for the musicians, etc.

We expect some of the gatherings to include African foods.

Anyone interested can join with us in the planning by leaving a
message for Global Democracy Ottawa at 237-0730 or email info@gdo.ca

We will also be planning an event for Saturday June 22, just before
the G8 meet that will give us an opportunity to raise public awareness
about decisions that may be made at the G8 that could be harmful to

To find out more, check out the GDO website at http://www.gdo.ca


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