Another world is needed: Together it is possible!
The World Social Forum (WSF) is a gathering of civil society, including workers and trade unions to find collective solutions to common problems. The first WSF took place in 2001 in Puerto Alegre, Brazil. This year, the WSF will take place in Montreal from August 9-14, 2016. The theme is “Another world is needed: together it is possible”.
This is the first time that the World Social Forum takes place in North America. Thousands are expected to attend the 1,200 workshops offered on Université du Québec (UQAM), McGill, and CÉGEP du Vieux-Montréal campuses and outdoor sites.
On August 9, the WSF will open with a massive march leaving Parc Lafontaine at 5:30 pm, followed by an opening ceremony in downtown Montreal.
Throughout the rest of the week, there will be:
- workshop discussions,
- round tables,
- debates on controversial topics,
- artistic performances,
- cultural activities, and
- convergence assemblies.
PSAC is sponsoring some members to attend. For information on being sponsored to attend, contact your regional office.
For more information, check out the World Social Forum website.