Focus on Freedom – Tauranga


Thursday, June 30, 2011 –




Otumoetai Primary School Hall, Otumoetai Road, Tauranga


A free public forum exploring MMP and the rise of Global Democracy.

Free Entry – All Welcome

Guest Speakers:

Keith Locke MP

– Green party spokesperson for Foreign Affairs, Human Rights and more.

Dr Rebecca Sargisson

– Psychologist, Post-war recovery programmes in Afghanistan.

Margaret Taylor

– Activism Support Manager Amnesty International Aotearoa NZ.

After the presentations there will be a question time for the audience followed by hot drinks and a chance to socialise.

More info on the event website:

“If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost.”

– Aristotle 322BC

“Only when the last prisoner of conscience has been freed, when the last torture chamber has been closed, when the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a reality for the world’s people, will our work be done.”

– Peter Benenson, Founder of Amnesty International

“Brute force, no matter how strongly applied, can never subdue the basic human desire for freedom.”

– 14th Dalai Lama

“Free nations are peaceful nations. Free nations don’t attack each other. Free nations don’t develop weapons of mass destruction.”

– George W. Bush