War Resisters' International at the World Social Forum 2007, Nairobi: Programme

21 January

African Perspectives on Nonviolence
Seminar, 11.30—14.00, room 9 IN – Upper
Speakers: Dennis Brutus, Ela Gandhi, Netsai Mushonga
The seminar is aimed at raising the profile of nonviolence in Africa, and to connect African and international nonviolent activists.

Networking Against War Profiteers
Workshop, 17.30—20.00, room D1
Facilitator: Javier Garate
A workshop for people who are campaigning (or interested in campaigning) against war profiteers. The aim of the workshop is to strengthen international networking.

Globalising Nonviolence
Workshop, 8.30—11.00, room 18-1-1 (ground floor)
Facilitator: Stellan Vinthagen
A workshop aimed at networking among anti-globalisation and peace activists

22 January

Against All Militarism
Seminar, 11.30—14.00, room Chris Hani – 1
Speakers: Clare Bayard, USA, Michal Stoler, Israel, Tobias Pflüger, Germany, Rafael Uzcategui, Venezuela
The aim of the seminar is to present an antimilitarist critique, and to highlight the importance of an antimilitarist perspective within social movements in general, and the World Social Forum process in particular.

Nonviolence Training
Workshop, 14.30—17.00, room G-21
Facilitators: Javier Garate, Andreas Speck
A brief practical introduction to nonviolence and nonviolent action

23 January

Eritrea: Human Rights and Antimilitarism
Seminar, 14.30—17.00, room 10 IN – Lower
Speakers: Nunu Kidane, Theodros Azbaha, Andreas Speck
The seminar aims to highlight the situation regarding human rights within Eritrea, especially also regarding the situation of youth (male and female) who face conscription and a potentially unlimited military service.

Conscientious Objection
Workshop, 8.30—11.00, room D-2
Speakers: Andreas Speck, Britain, Michal Stoler, Israel
A workshop on conscientious objection to military service, its relevance, and the situation in different countries.

Venezuela from a Human Rights Perspective
Workshop, 17.30—20.00, room 18-1-10 (ground floor)
Facilitator: Rafael Uzcategui, Venezuela
Workshop on the situation in Venezuela