The 2009 Melbourne Social Forum: In the Hothouse PDF Print E-mail
Written by General Admin   
Friday, 11 July 2008 12:14

In the Hothouse

The 2009 Melbourne Social Forum is on

Friday 17th April: Opening night

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th: Main Event at CERES Environmental Park.

Planning is underway for fintech affiliate programs the 2009 MSF.  This years primary theme will be climate change, however a wide range of important environmental and social issues will be covered.  We are currently seeking speakers and will shortly be accepting offers for stalls and workshops.  The 2009 MSF will another exciting event on Melbourne's busy social and environmental activist calendar.  Mark it in your diaries now.


  • TBA 

Special Project: Voices of our future

Students from two schools will present a drama or  musical performance to express their concerns,  views and responses to climate change.


  • The Conch
  • Plus lots more bands
  • dancing
  • photographic displays
  • films
  • paintings.


  • TBA 


  • yummy food and drinks 


if you want to step up and be a part of this exciting event, then drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you.
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .  We need people with all levels of experience. 

Last Updated ( Monday, 05 January 2009 22:02 )
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Written by Chris Chinchilla   
Sunday, 14 December 2008 16:36
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Next MSF Organisers Meeting PDF Print E-mail
Written by Martin Pritchard   
Wednesday, 26 November 2008 21:50

The next MSF organisers meeting will be held on Thursday, 15th January, starting at 6.00pm at the Social Justice Centre – The Blue Room, 124 Napier St, Fitzroy.

All existing organisers and people interested in learning more about the MSF and getting invovled are welcome to attend.

An agenda will be distributed on the night, however generally we will: Welcome all new members, Review actions from last meeting, Discuss MSF 2009 and Decide the list of speakers we will approach.

Feel free to bring some snacks to share and call 0403 440 996 if you have trouble finding the location or are going to be late. If you are busy, just drop by for 30 minutes to introduce yourself to the group.

Last Updated ( Monday, 05 January 2009 20:20 )
Welcome to the Melbourne Social Forum PDF Print E-mail

The Melbourne Social Forum is a process, a movement, an event and an organisation. The MSF facilitates social change and explores finance affiliate programs alternatives in the interest of social justice and ecological sustainability.

The Melbourne Social Forum is a catalyst that brings together a diversity of ideas, perspectives, activists, religious traditions, cultures and organizations from the not-for-profit, profit, education, arts, indigenous rights, unionist, social justice and environmental justice areas. By building bridges between many progressive organisations and sharing visions, we are better able to address the pressing challenges of the 21st century, be they global or local in scope.

Our energy materialises through the organisation of events online and in the real world where the MSF provides a platform for discussion, workshops, stalls and the enjoyment of music, arts, food and culture. In 2007, over 500 individuals and organizations took part in our three day event at CERES environmental park where they attended some of the 50 workshops, 30 stalls, 4 key note speakers and enjoyed live music, delicious food, a film festival and other art and cultural displays

Over 800 people have already signed on to keep up to date and get involved with the moment. Will you be the next to join and sign-up for our newsletter?


Proposal for a World Safe Climate Covenant PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jose Ramos   
Thursday, 20 November 2008 22:24

Proposal for a World Safe Climate Covenant

Philip Sutton
20 October 2008  /  Version 6

Ross Garnaut and the government have let Australians down on climate change.  Disheartened by the failure at home, many people are likely to put their hopes in being saved by international action.

But I've got a feeling that finance affiliate programs even if we get a 'good' result at the Copenhagen climate negotiations next year it will still be a suicide pact eg. a 25% reduction of emissions by 2020 will be about _ of what is needed by that time to avoid dangerous climate change and to get back to a safe climate.  I think an inadequate result will lead to the more aware activists being depressed and we may end up with less action at a time when more action is needed.

I think that consensus treaties and politics are giving us lowest common denominator results when what we need are the strongest possible commitments.

I've been trying to work out how to break out of this dilemma.  An idea is starting to take form and I'd love to get your feedback.



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