The Peoples' Social Forum will be holding a General Assembly in Montreal on Monday August 8th prior to the World Social Forum which runs from Tuesday August 9 to 13.
The General Assembly will take place at 13:00 (1pm) in the Salle des Boiseries room at the University of Montreal (UQAM), the building located at 405 Ste, Catherine Street East, Montreal, which is located right across the street from the Berri-UQAM metro/subway station and just down the street from the Montreal inter-city bus terminal.
The Agenda for the General Assembly has been tentatively set as follows:
- Overview of struggles and social movements across Canada
- Update on the PSF : regional forums and past assemblies
- What do we expect from the PSF?
- What will our actions be?
- Next steps : What is the future of the PSF?
- Including what to do with the surplus funds in the bank?
Check out the round-up of Mainstream and Alternative media coverage of the Peoples Social Forum in Ottawa here.
Peoples' Social Forum
August 21-24, 2014
University of Ottawa, 550 Cumberland St,
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5
The Peoples' Social Forum will open on August 21 with a traditional Algonquin ceremony at sunrise and a celebratory peoples' march in the afternoon. August 21 and 22 will see hundreds of participant-led workshops happen simultaneously at the University of Ottawa. Saturday, August 23 will be a day of movement assemblies. The last day there will be a final all-movements assembly and closing ceremony. The Peoples' Social Forum is also a joyous gathering with special exhibitions, work and peoples history tours, film screenings, critical mass rally, a pow-wow, street performances, concerts, games, and building new relationships. The Peoples Social Forum is a means of stimulating debate, discussion and furthering our sense of community and collective action.