On to Ottawa!: A discussion and fundraiser for the Halifax delegation to the Peoples’ Social Forum (August 9)

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The Peoples’ Social Forum (peoplessocialforum.org) promises to be the largest gathering of social movements in recent Canadian history. From August 20-24 tens of thousands of activists and organizers will be in Ottawa to discuss common issues and build stronger solidarities, including a sizable delegation from Halifax.

Join us on the evening of August 9 at the Company House (2202 Gottingen St.) to help raise funds for our delegation, and to participate in a discussion of the potentials and possibilities the Peoples’ Social Forum.
  • What can we hope for coming out of the Peoples’ Social Forum?
  • What role will the Forum have in struggles here in Mi’kma’ki (Nova Scotia)?
  • What are the limits of social forums like these, and what can we learn from the experiences of others?

Our panel includes:

  • El Jones, Halifax Poet Laureate
  • Billy Lewis, Mi’Kmaq elder
  • Alex Khasnabish, professor, co-director of the Radical Imagination Project
  • Tori Ball, Solidarity Halifax

Suggested donation/sliding scale: $5-10. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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Would you like to attend the People’s Social Forum? Sign up or get more information about the Halifax delegation here: http://www.jotform.ca/form/41868906191262