Ready for the 2016 World Social Forum in Montreal – CIDSE
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Ready for the 2016 World Social Forum in Montreal

 © World Social Forum

Another world is needed- together it is possible!

Together with some of our member organizations, partners and allies, we will take part in the World Social Forum in Montreal (9-14 August), an annual meeting that since its first gathering in Porto Alegre, Brasil, in 2001, has worked to develop an alternative future through the exchanges with many people, grassroots groups and civil society organizations.

This is a particular year for CIDSE, as the gathering is organized in Canada, where our member Development & Peace is based; with them and other partners and allies we will hold several activities. Some of the events will take place within the World Forum on Theology and Liberation, the side forum of the WSF that brings together socio-political and spiritual movements daring to invent another possible world.

CIDSE, through its activities will be focusing on a range of issues among which: the Encyclical Laudato Si’, the impact of the extractive model and alternatives to it, business and human rights, climate justice and sustainable food and agriculture. The World Social Forum will also be a chance to engage in the “Youth Space” through our lifestyle campaign “Change for the Planet- Care for the People” in collaboration with our French member CCFD-Terre Solidaire, who will take part in the World Social Forum with a large youth delegation also including Southern partners.

We are looking forward in to meeting representatives of civil society organizations from all around the world, exchanging and generating new ideas for a fairer and more democratic future!

To keep up-to date on our activities and thoughts about this years’ World Social Forum, please visit our website and social media, which will be updated from Montreal by CIDSE, members and partners, through articles, blog posts and interviews.

Here you can see a list of our events during the World Social Forum. Come visit us and feed our debates if you are in Montreal too! You can also download our list of events in the flyer attached.

WEDNESDAY 10th AUGUST
9:00-11:30 Université du Québec à Montréal – Pavillon A (Local A-M050)
Our rivers and mountains are not for sale: communities struggle for ecological justice
Organised by CIDSE and Development & Peace

13:00 – 15:30 Université du Québec à Montréal – Pavillon A (Local A-M050)
Laudato Si’: A Call for Change
Organised by CIDSE, Development & Peace and Franciscans International

THURSDAY 11th AUGUST
13:00 – 15:30 Université du Québec à Montréal – Pavillon A (Local A-M050)
Climate change: continuing people mobilisation and promote sustainable ways of living after COP21
Organised by CIDSE, Development & Peace

13:00 – 15:30 Université du Québec à Montréal – Pavillon A (Local PK-1350)
Towards new international binding rules against business abuses of people’s rights
Organised by the Franciscans, CIDSE, the International Federation for Human Rights and CCFD- Terre Solidaire

13:00 – 15:30 Université du Québec à Montréal – Pavillon DE (Local DE-2540)
From Marikana to Mariana: how to face mining crimes?
Organised by CIDSE, Church & Mining and Franciscans International

FRIDAY 12th AUGUST
9:00 – 11:30 Université du Québec à Montréal – Pavillon A (Local A-M050)
Agroecology for a healthy planet
Organised by Development & Peace

13:00 – 15:30 Université McGill – Pavillon Burnside (Local 1B45)
Let’s talk about food sovereignty and political opportunities
Organised by CIDSE

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Development & Peace’s participation in the World Social Forum: https://www.devp.org/en/articles/are-you-ready-world-social-forum
CCFD- Terre Solidaire’s participation in the World Social Forum: http://ccfd-terresolidaire.org/mob/agir/agenda/140-jeunes-du-ccfd-558

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