[WSF-Discuss] Fw: Montreal Will Play Host To the World Social Forum in August 2016

jasper teunissen jasperteunissen at hotmail.com
Sun Apr 5 09:08:11 CDT 2015

Don't think this was posted already on this list:

  Montreal Will Play Host To the World Social Forum in August 2016

30 March 2015 
classé @en <http://www.fsm2016.org/en/category/non-classe-en/>Van Quoc 
Vinh <http://www.fsm2016.org/en/author/vanqv/>

*Montreal Will Play Host To the World Social Forum in August 2016.
Unprecedented in a Northern Country!*

*Tunis, March 29th 2015:*
Today, March 29th 2015, it was decided that Montreal would be hosting 
the next World Social Forum taking place in August 2016. Following a 
meeting that took place during the 2015 World Social Forum (WSF) in 
Tunis, the International Council officially confirmed that the next 
global civil society meeting for an alternative world would be held in 
Montreal. According to Chico Whitaker, a founding member of the WSFs, 
“this first Northern World Social Forum is a historical opportunity for 
us to revitalize global social struggles; and all of this will be 
carried out by the passion and idealism of Quebec’s youth!”

More than 50,000 people are expected to convene in downtown Montreal 
next year for this exciting event. The WSF hopes to become a space for 
the collective construction of solutions to the various challenges we 
currently face (ecological, economic, security, social and political 
crises). Quebec’s youth and its new social movements were able to 
convince the International Council to sign off on the WSF being hosted 
in a Northern country for the first time since its inception in 2001. 
This surprising twist of events epitomizes the importance of alliances 
between peoples and nations in creating a better world for today and 

It is with this in mind that the 12th edition of the WSF aims to 
facilitate Canada and Quebec’s civil society’s contribution to global 
social struggles.

*About the 2016 Montreal WSF Collective*
Starting in May 2013, a collective made up of socially-involved 
citizens, as well as more than 140 organizations from syndical, 
indigenous, feminist, international solidarity, community, student and 
environmental arenas have worked together in order to build a strong 
organizational base for the 2016 World Social Forum in Montreal.

*About World Social Forums*
World Social Forums aim to create a space for the emergence of 
alternatives and debates, as well as for the convergence of struggles 
across the world. The first World Social Forum was held in Porto-Alegre, 
Brazil, in 2001 in reaction to the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, 

Raphaël Canet
Tunis : +216 55 25 55 16 (March 29, 30, 31
Montreal : 514 883-9594

Carminda Mac Lorin :
Tunis : +216 55 255 516 (March 29, 30, 31)
Montreal : 514 381-7090

info at fsm2016.org

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