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Action Alert - Wellington - what's on very soon

Peace Movement Aotearoa

PO Box 9314, Wellington. Tel (04) 382 8129, fax (04) 382 8173,

Issued 18 March 1999

* Friday 19 March - Gender and Development Extension Workshop with Sandy Stevens, 9-00am to 3-00 pm, please contact CID for more details / to register, Council for International Development, PO Box 12 470, Wellington. Tel (04) 472 6375, fax (040 472 6374,

* Saturday 20 March, *Money! from Madness to Meaning' seminar, 9am to 4pm, Connolly Hall, Hill St, Wellington. $15 ($5 concession), BYO lunch.

Money is the root of all evil? Money makes the world go round? Yes and no to both. Clearly money is at its most destructive time in history. Yet like all inventions money has the potential to help us live sustainably. At the seminar, there will be short presentations on how debt-based financing is destructive of all nations; the real value and latent potential of money; ethical investments; universal basic income; community banking; and complementary systems both for business (eg. WIR, Bartercard) and communities (eg. Green $, Toronto $, Ithaca Hours). There will be a panel discussion and discussion groups on reform of the present system and on complementary systems. The speakers are Alan Fricker, Roland Sapsford, Prue Hyman, Bruce Dyer, and Deirdre Kent.

The promoters are Sustainable Futures Trust, Proutist Universal, and Pacific Institute of Resource Management. Contact Alan Fricker (04 589 1575 or for further information. We would appreciate registration in advance. Cheques payable to Sustainable Futures Trust, and post to 30 Akatea Rd, Petone.

* 21 - 29 March - International Festival of Women's Performance , in Wellington - an absolutely total extravaganza of women's performance, and the PROGRAMME IS AVAILABLE NOW ! Get yours from Circa Theatre, call in at 1 Taranaki Street. Bookings to be made at Circa, 1 Taranaki Street, also PO Box 968, Wellington, tel (04) 801 7992, fax (04) 801 7993. You can also view the programme (but not the details of the performers) at Magdalena Aotearoa's website

For those of you who like your performance with a political flavour, you will need to attend the whole festival ! If you are particularly interested in Latin America, make a point of seeing Ana Woolf's (Argentina) new show 'Las Lagrimas / After the Tears', about Madres de Plaza de Mayo (the Mothers of the Disappeared) ... or Lucy Bolanos and Teatro La Mascara (Colombia) 'Los Perfiles de la Espera' also about the disappeared ...

From Former Yugoslavia, Dah Teatar (Belgrade) are not to be missed - as the programme says "they present theatre that has been devised and rehearsed against the background of civil war. Despite the war in Yugoslavia, Dah Teatar chose not to work in exile - but to stay put and make performances that are wise and compassionate."

Not only performances, but also workshops, exhibitions - and wait ! there's more ...

1 - 3 April - Te Ao Te Tohatoha Mohiotanga - in Paekakariki, a unique event that captures the knowledge and skill of indigenous women - performance, workshops - there will be a high level of celebration and communication among those who attend this special event ! Included in the programme available from Circa (see details above) or tel Te Itirawa Nepia (04) 385 8387.

* Monday 22 March, Mr Kumi Naidoo (Director General of CIVICUS - World Alliance for Citizen Participation), 3pm to 5pm, St John's in the City, you must contact ANGOA if you wish to attend, tel (04) 498 2500, fax (04) 473 2391,

* Tuesday, 22 March , 'Civil Rights, Human Rights, Freedom, Peace - vital links in the chain of human welfare', Dr Jim Stuart, speaking at the Waiwhetu-Lower Hutt Peace Group meeting, 8pm at Epuni Baptist Church Hall, 308 Waiwhetu Road, More info contact Arthur Quinn, (04) 567 0533.

More follows next Monday ...........

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