Conference + Film Expo: Call for Papers/Presentations

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Jyothi Kanics---Global Survival Network (jkanics@igc.apc.org)
Mon, 25 May 1998 12:25:19 -0700 (PDT)


From: "Tatyana Mamonova, C. Didio (Woman and Earth)" <womearth@dorsai.org>

Subject: Initial Announcement/Call for Papers/Presentations, etc. --Woman ,
and Earth's Second World Women's and Ecological Conference/Film ,
Festival/Expo

Dear Friends/Colleagues!

Woman and Earth is pleased and delighted to announce its plans for its 2nd
World Women's and Ecological Conference/Film (Video) Festival and Expo to
be held December 8-10, 1998 in Helsinki, Finland!!! We look forward to
welcoming again those of you among the 1000 plus participants who joined
in making our inaugural world program held on these dates last year a
tremendous success and fulfilling experience. We are also excited to
invite and include those of you who were unable to join us or were not
informed.

Below is our initial annoucmenet and call for proposals for
papers/performers which we urge you to send to us AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to
ensure that your participation is everything you want it to be. We would
also very much appreciate responses from all those who have an interest in
attending, taking part in our film festival or expo, volunteering,
interning or sponsoring (either serving as a general sponsors, "Adopt a
Russian Sister Sponsor" or sponsoring individual participants).

For all those interested, please be sure to provide us with your mailing
address, telephone, fax numbers, e-mail, organization or group name where
applicable and to what extent you would like to be part of this year's
program. We will send all those who respond follow-up information,
accordingly. (Please post this message and share with interested members
of your network.)

We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you in Helsinki! OUr
contact details:

        Woman and Earth Global Eco-Network
        Attention: Tatyana Mamonova and Carmella Mildred Didio
        467 Central Park West, Suite 7F
        New York, NY 10025

        Tel/Fax +1-212-866-8130, +1-516-368-1652
        E-mail: womearth@dorsai.org
        URL: http://www.dorsai.org/~womearth/

Our announcement follows!

Woman and Earth's 2nd Annual World Women's and Ecological Conference, Film
Festival and Expo Helsinki Finland December 8-10, 1998

THEMES:

In this 2nd Annual World Conference WE (Woman and Earth) conclude our
marking of the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human
Rights with an expanded meaning of human rights for women and what women
value -- ecological health. In this program we would like our speakers to
address one or more of the following themes -- 1. Economically and
Ecologically sustainable solutions that empower women and promote a
positive transformation into a partnership society in the new millennium.
Where applicable, please address to his the project you are currently
involved in from your community and how this can be applied to the
global community and particularly to the emerging democracies in the
former Soviet Union. 2. For our Nordic sisters or experts, given that this
year's venue is Finland, we would like you to consider sharing with our
global audience whether and to what extent your economic and ecological
model has benefitted women, ways in which you would reform this model, and
whether and to what extent this model may be beneficial to women in the
former Soviet Union and other emerging democracies. 3. What would be in
your agenda for expanding the meaning of human rights for women and/or
ecological health and how can women participate in and contribute to
creating this agenda? 4. We also welcome proposals for cultural
presentations/performance (can be, but not limited to, a theme of linking
east-west) -- THere are opportunities during opening and closing
ceremonies and evening cultural presentations.

PROPOSALS -- Please provide us with a title of your proposed presentation,
the language you would give this presentation in (our Conference language
will be English so if you are able to give this in English, it would be
appreciated but otherwise we will find translators -- or is you know of
others attending who could help, please let us know) and a
summary/synopsis -- no greater than 2 double spaced pages of what you
would like to talk about. In addition, please indicate:

a) whether you think your presentation is suited for our general
audience/plenary session (In this case you would be part of a panel and
your presentation would be restricted to 15 to 30 minutes depending on the
size of the panel) or as a workshop/small-sized audience (greater time
flexibility) or both. You may also organize a panel or workshop with
others and/or propose to serve as facilitator/moderator. Please be
specific as to what you would like to propose.

b) whether you would require any equipment for your presentation.

c) whether you would like to participate in or lead an expanded
discussion/meetings or site visits focused on your specific area or areas
of interest.

Note: We offer all presenters the opportunity for their presentation to be
published. In addition, in the case of a situation which lends itself to
dialogue/audience interaction or an expanded look at your topic of
interest, we would welcome any resolutions or calls for actions that
result.

CONFERENCE FORMAT:
(This is subject to modification but is meant to give you guidance as to
the general topic areas that will be covered.)

EXPO ONGOING DURING THE CONFERENCE IN SPACE TO BE ANNOUNCED.

Day 1:

9:00am - 10:00am Registration

10:00am -11:30am Opening Ceremonies

11:30am-12:30pm Networking Reception

12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch (on your own)

1:30pm-6:30pm FILM FESTIVAL IN SEPARATE ROOM

                        GENERAL/PLENARY SESSIONS WILL BE HELD IN MAIN
                        CONGRESS HALL: FOCUS OF DAY 1 IS WOMEN'S PUBLIC
                        LIVES

1:30pm-2:45pm Plenary/General Session Women in Politics

2:45pm-4:00pm Plenary/General Session Women and Economic
                        Development

4:00pm -4:30pm Coffee/Tea Break

4:30pm-5:45pm Plenary/general Session Women and
                        Business/Entrepreneurship

5:45pm-6:45pm Workshops/Breakout Sessions Women and
                        Business/Entrepreneurship

8:00pm-10:00pm Gala Dinner and Cultural Presentation

Day 2

9:00am-10:00am Registration

10:00am-6:30pm FILM FESTIVAL ONGOING IN SEPARATE ROOM

                        GENERAL/PLENARY SESSION DAY 2 THEME IS WOMEN'S
                        PERSONAL LIVES AND ECOLOGY

10:00am-11:15am Plenary/General Session Women and Literature

11:15am-12:30pm Plenary/General Session Goddess Spirituality

12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch (on your own)

1:30pm-2:45pm Plenary/General Session Women and Ecology

2:45pm-4:00pm Plenary/General Session Women and Health

4:00pm-4:30pm Coffee/Tea Break

4:30pm-6:30pm Workshops On site and Offsite/Site
                        Visits/Breakout Sessions

6:30pm Dinner

8:00pm-10:30pm Evening Cultural Presentation

Day 3

9:00am-10:00am Registration

10:00am-4:30pm FILM FESTIVAL IN SEPRATE ROOM
                        
                        GENERAL/PLENARY SESSION DAY 3 THEME WOMEN HUMAN
                        RIGHTS

10:00am-11:15am Plenary/General Session Women and Media

11:15am-12:30pm Plenary/General Session Women and Technology

12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch (on you own)

1:30pm-2:45pm Plenary/General Session Women and Violence

2:45pm-4:00pm Plenary/General Session Women and Human Righths

                        (Opportunities for Workshops/Breakout Sessions on
                        Day 3 from 10:00am -4:00pm)

4:00pm-4:30pm Coffee/Tea Break

4:30pm-6:00pm Closing Speech/Ceremony

6:30pm Dinner

7:30pm-10:30pm Dance

womearth@dorsai.org Woman and Earth Global Eco-Network


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