On Sunday, October 4, 2015, the World Social Forum (WSF) 2016 Collective proceeded to unveil this planetary scale initiative. The World Social Forum will take place in downtown Montreal from August 9-14, 2016.
The WSF 2016 activities will be established with an auto-program system that will be launched in February 2016. The program will be structured according to the main thematic axis which were chosen by the WSF 2016 Collective and other organizations during the three working sessions held on October 1st to 3rd. Some of the themes are: Decent work and fair economy, Genders, sexual diversities and identities, International solidarity for another development, Human rights and auto-determination of nations, Social and solidairy economy, Peace culture and conflicts prevention, Democratization and humanity governance, Migrations and citizens without borders, Social justice, public services defense and fight for poverty elimination, Civil society, movement convergence and citizen participation, Environmental justice, Mother Nature defense and decolonisation, Communication, science, technology and knowledge sharing.
The process is progressing well with the support of nearly 150 organizations from Quebec and global civil society (like Maison du développement durable, FTQ, Oxfam Québec, AQOCI, SUCO, CIBL 101.5, Chantier de l’économie sociale, Femmes autochtones du Québec, Regroupement québécois des groupes écologistes), and the contribution of over 100 volunteers. UQAM has officially announced its will to become a partner by welcoming some activities of the WSF 2016 in its pavilions and outdoor spaces.
WFS 2016 is calling all civil society to take part in this process, now and in the future, and to contribute to the success of Montreal’s edition of the biggest gathering of agent of change!
Fore more information:
Source: World Social Forum 2016 Collective – Montreal
Information: Caroline Larouche, Head of Communications, 514-730-7278
Carminda Mac Lorin, co-coordinator, 514-381-7090