7TH MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF WOMEN AGAINST MILITARISM DRAFT AGENDA

Theme: “Resistance, Resilience, and Respect for Human Rights”
“CHinemma’, Nina’maolek, yan Inarespetu para Direchon Taotao”
Location: University of Guam, Mangilao, Guahan
Dates: September 14-19, 2009

Sponsoring Organizations: Conscious Living; Famoksaiyan; Fuetsan Famalao’an; Guahan Coalition for Peace and Justice; Guahan Indigenous Collective; GUAHAN Project; Global Fund for Women; Sage Project, Incorporated; Women and Gender Studies Program, University of Guam

September 14 (Monday)
Pre-Conference Session:
“Human Trafficking 101: Identifying Victims, Examining Policy Frameworks, and Building a Transnational Movement”

This workshop will present a general discussion of human trafficking, explore diasporic trends from Asia to other parts of the world, examine policy frameworks to effectively combat human trafficking, and identify steps towards building a transnational movement in the Asia-Pacific region.
Facilitated by SAGE, Inc. from San Francisco, California
8:30-4:30PM
Facilitators: Annie Fukushima (California), Aida Santos-Maranan (Philippines), and a representative from South Korea
Location: ParaOceana Business Center (Bank of Guam building), 674 Harmon Loop Road, Suite 309

September 14 (Monday)
Participants arrive
6:00-9:00PM- Welcome Reception: Traditional welcome from Saina Benit Dungca, presentation of Legislative Commendation Resolution to the network, and Inetnon Gef Pago
Location: Government House, Haganta Heights

September 15 (Tuesday) CLOSED MEETING
7:30-8:00AM- Shibashi or yoga
8:00-8:45AM- Breakfast and Country representatives’ meeting
9 AM- Network participants’ sharing of country reports focused on activist activities
12 noon- Lunch and meeting of moderators with respective panelists
1-5PM- Review of network goals from 6th meeting and appraisal of progress towards meeting goals AND discussion on network name.
5:00-6:00 PM- Dinner
Location: Carmel on the Hill Retreat Center, Malojloj

6:30-8:30PM- Public Forum: “Strategies of Resistance from Other Countries”
Suzuyo Takazato, Okinawa
______________, South Korea
Carmen Valencia, Vieques, Puerto Rico
Terry Ke’ko’olani, Nation of Hawai’i’
Corazon Fabros or Ana Maria Nemenzo, Philippines
Location: University of Guam Lecture Hall
Moderator: Jamela Santos

September 16 (Wednesday)
7:30-8:00 AM- Shibashi and yoga
8-9AM- Breakfast & Country representatives’ breakfast meeting
9:30AM- Pick-up from the retreat center
All Day Guam Bus Tour- Visits to historical sites, military base gates, war monuments, anticipated site of Marine location, and cultural sites (to include the Hurao Cultural Camp, Lina’la’ Cultural Center, an ancestral desecration site, Gef Pago, etc.).
12 noon- Lunch at Angel Santos Latte Park
5:30-6:30PM- dinner at the Chamoru Village night market


SEPTEMBER 17, 2009 (Thursday)

COMMUNITY CONFERENCE
Location: University of Guam, Leon Guerrero Building Lecture Hall

8-8:30AM
Registration and continental breakfast
Country representatives’ breakfast meeting

8:30-9:15AM
Welcoming remarks/peace prayer/opening chants

9:15- 10AM
Rethinking peace and security: Genuine security as rooted in the United Nation’s concept of human security
Presenter: Dr. Gwyn Kirk, a founding member, Women for Genuine Security, the U.S.-based group of the International Network.

10:AM-12:30PM (break from 11-11:15AM)
Panel presentation: “Beyond the Military Economy: Exploring Alternatives for Sustainability”
Presenters:
Alma Bulawan, Buklod, Philippines
Dr. Hannah Middleton, Australian Anti-Bases Campaign, Sydney, Australia
Dr. Miyumi Tanji, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
_____________, Republic of Belau
Moderator:

12:30-1:30PM
LUNCH

1:30-3PM
Panel Presentation Titled: “Environmental contamination and toxicity: Reclaiming our physical environments through clean-up, health and healing practices”
Presenters:
You Kyoung Ko, South Korea
Representative from Majuro, Republic of Marshall Islands
___________, Vieques, Puerto Rico
Dolly Yanan, Metro Subic Network, Philippines
Moderator: Sabina Perez

3-3:15PM
BREAK

3:15-5PM
Panel Presentation Titled: “Military training and violence against women and children: How do we keep ourselves safe?”
Presenters:
Suzuyo Takazato, Okinawa, Japan
Vangie Cabacar, President of Victim Advocates Reaching Out, Guahan
Corazon Lotlot Requirzo, Kaisa Ka, Philippines
Moderator: Nicole Santos


5PM
Wrap Up and Announcement of Community Vigil

5:30PM- Community Vigil to Honor the Past and Heal for the Future
Delegations share cultural trauma as a result of militarism
Location: University of Guam

7:00-8:00 PM- Dinner for international participants


SEPTEMBER 18, 2009 (Friday)
COMMUNITY CONFERENCE
Location: Carmel on the Hill Retreat Center, Malojloj
Focus:
Where do we go from here?

7:30-8:00 AM
Shibashi or yoga

8-8:30AM
Registration and continental breakfast
Country representatives’ breakfast meeting

8:30-9:00AM
Welcoming remarks and review of day’s tasks

9-11:00AM
“Human trafficking and Prostitution: Towards a Woman-Centered Policy Framework”
Presenters:
Annie Fukushima, University of California at Berkeley
Bok Nim Yu, Director, Dasi Hamkke Center, South Korea
Aida Santos, WeDpro, Inc., Philippines
Lauri Ogumoro, Karidat Esperanza House, Commonwealth of the North Mariana Islands
Sue Gilbey, Adelaide, Australia
Moderator: Dr. Vivian Dames

11-12:00 Noon
Regional/country working group meetings to develop specific short and long-term goals.

12-1:30PM
Lunch and Premiere showing of “Along the Fenceline: Women’s Voices on Peace and
Security”

1:30-4:30PM
Connecting regional/country working group short and long-term goals to setting national and international initiatives. Discussion of future actions.
Facilitators TBD

4:30-5PM
Conference wrap up and announcement of Public Art Event from 6:30-9PM

5:00-6:00PM- Dinner for international participants

6:30-10 PM- Public Art Event to include: demilitarizing fashion show, sale of international women-made goods, and local art show.
Location: TBD

September 19 (Saturday)
7:30-8:00AM- Shibashi or yoga

8-9AM- Breakfast and country representatives’ breakfast meeting

9AM-5PM- Informal meeting and networking at Urunao Beach.
Explanation of Urunao as a Superfund Site, healing ritual at latte stone site, traditional chanters, and farewells.

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