I hope you all had a fantastic summer! We're really looking forward to seeing you again in Pittsburgh this fall. We just wanted to give an update so that everyone is up to speed.
Here is where we are with the G20 stuff:
SLIM will be on a panel at the alternative conference. Liz & Laura are confirming which panel we will be on. We should know by early next week, and then we'll need everyone who can participate to help in planning for the panel event. We'll definitely need people who have participated in past Project Malawi trips to be on the panel.
We're also planning to give presentations at club meetings in September to advocate about issues relevant to the G20, Project Malawi, and SLIM. We'd like to focus more on advocacy and education this year. Our experience in Malawi showed us that, as far as bringing about change, actions we take in the states are just as important as what we do in Malawi. So far, we are booked for presentations at:
We're aiming for 10 groups. Look on the blog to see which groups have already been contacted and which ones you should contact. Contact the groups now, so they have enough time to accommodate us in their schedule.
Here is the powerpoint we will use for the presentations (in PDF format):
The G20 in Pittsburgh
And here is some commentary for explaining the slides:
G20 PPT Commentary
That way, everyone can feel comfortable giving the presentation. I know we'll all be busy with move-in and the start of classes in the next few weeks, but we definitely need everyone who can to help give the presentations. If you can, let Liz and me know.
Right now, excluding the page entitled "The Case Against Structural Adjustment," the presentation is about 30 minutes long. It might be better to make it a bit shorter, like 20 min. What do you think? Please make suggestions and comments.
See you soon,
Sesi & Liz :)