ASEAN Grassroots Peoples Assembly
Dear Media Partners,
On the behalf of the Cambodian Cross-Sector Network I am pleased to invite you to a media briefing and press accreditation event in preparation for the upcoming ASEAN Grassroots Peoples Assembly between Nov. 13-16.
When: Sunday November 11, 2012.
Location: Baitong restaurant, Street 360 in BKK 1 (http://goo.gl/maps/BZQ3c)
The ASEAN Grassroots Peoples Assembly (AGPA) is a movement of cross-sector grassroots groups, networks and activists. It includes farmers, fisher-folk, forestry activists, land activists, indigenous people, women, labour activists, sex workers, youth activists, anti-eviction activists, LGBT activists, artists, singers and more. AGPA is being organized as a Cambodian process with the solidarity and involvement of our regional allies and partners in ASEAN. It is an event born from grassroots activists, groups and networks organizing and mobilizing in Cambodia in order to have their own voices and problems heard directly from themselves. AGPA also wants to work across sectors and with regional partners with a pro-grassroots stance so that AGPA increases its solidarity and cooperation for working together on ASEAN’s common problems.
AGPA is a four-day event bringing together 2,000 activists and grassroots networks members from all around Cambodia and 200 grassroots activists and partners from the ASEAN region. AGPA will combine cultural celebration and exchange with workshops to analyse issues from a national and regional perspective. The workshops, to which you are also invited, will cover the following topics: Food Security, Food Sovereignty, Trade & Investment, Corporate Social Responsibility CSR (one day-long forum); Labour (day long workshop); Natural Resources & Livelihoods (day-long workshop); and Human Rights & Democracy (different workshops on different topics throughout the day including AHRD, human rights violations in Cambodia and more).
The final day will include closing ceremonies and a media summary to bring the issues to public attention and to campaign for change. Our aim is to get the attention of Cambodian and ASEAN leaders as well as to the national, regional and international media.
Attendance at Sunday’s event will ensure you will be briefed on the full details of the assembly, receive your media kit, become accredited and be given all relevant information.
Thank you for your time.