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People's Social Forum - Ottawa - Forum social des peuples

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6:10am
Thursday August 21 2014
- 5:00pm
Sunday August 24 2014

Venue: Université d'Ottawa
Address: 550 Cumberland
Cost: $15 - $25, $0 children/enfants, groups, kiosks
Accessibility: +wheelchair

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What is the Peoples’ Social Forum?
The Peoples’ Social Forum (PSF) is a critical public space aimed at fostering activist involvement of individuals and civil society organizations that want to transform Canada as it exists today. It is intended as a space for social movements to meet and converge, for the free expression of alternative ideas and grassroots exchanges and for artistic manifestations reflecting a diversity of demands and aspirations. It seeks to stimulate practical involvement and the development of networked action strategies aimed at fostering the convergence of struggles and building a broad strategic alliance against neo-liberal and neo-conservative policies in Canada with social justice, Original Peoples rights, sustainable development, international solidarity and participatory democracy at the centre of its concerns. The PSF is an inclusive space that must be occupied by all people and activist organizations convinced that another Canada is not only possible, but above all, necessary.

Objectives of the Peoples’ Social Forum

As an inclusive space for activist grassroots debate, the PSF intends to:

  • Foster constructive and mobilizing societal debate across the country;
  • Recognize and honour the territories and the rights of the Original Peoples whose territories we reside on and where the PSF takes place.
  • Act in solidarity with Original Peoples through rejecting the racist Doctrine of Discovery and the Terra Nullius.
  • Prompt individual and collective grassroots participation;
  • Share, promote and circulate alternative initiatives and projects;
  • Stimulate the emergence of concrete actions and the convergence of struggles against neo-conservatism and neo-liberalism;
  • Promote sustainable development across Canada in a spirit of solidarity, justice, equality and harmony.

The PSF is part of the global movement of social forums that have emerged at different levels since the first World Social Forum (WSF) was held in Porto Alegre (Brazil) in January 2001.  The last World Social Forum was held in Tunis in March 2013 and the 2015 one will also be organized in the same city.

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Qu'est-ce que le Forum social des peuples ?
Le Forum social des peuples (FSP) est un espace public critique visant l’implication militante des individus et des organismes de la société civile qui souhaitent transformer le Canada actuel. Il se veut un lieu de rencontre et de convergence des mouvements sociaux, de libre expression d’idées alternatives et d’échanges populaires, et de manifestations artistiques reflétant une diversité de revendications et d’aspirations. Il vise à stimuler les engagements concrets et l’élaboration de stratégies d’action en réseau pour encourager la convergence des luttes afin de bâtir une alliance stratégique large contre les politiques néolibérales et néoconservatrices au Canada en mettant au centre de ses préoccupations la justice sociale, les droits des peuples autochtones, le développement durable, la solidarité internationale et la démocratie participative. Le FSP est un espace inclusif qui doit être investi par tous les individus et les organismes militants qui pensent qu’un autre Canada est non seulement possible, mais surtout nécessaire.

Les objectifs du FSP

En tant qu’espace inclusif de débat de la société civile, le FSP entend :

  • Favoriser un débat de société constructif et mobilisateur à travers le pays;
  • Reconnaître et honorer les droits et les territoires des peuples autochtones sur lesquels nous habitons et où se tient le FSP.
  • Agir en solidarité avec les peuples autochtones en rejetant la Doctrine de la découverte et la Terra Nullius.
  • Susciter la participation individuelle et collective;
  • Partager, promouvoir et diffuser les initiatives et les projets alternatifs;
  • Stimuler l’émergence d’actions concrètes et la convergence des luttes contre le néoconservatisme et le néolibéralisme;
  • Promouvoir un développement durable, solidaire, juste, égalitaire et harmonieux au Canada.

Le FSP est partie prenante du mouvement mondial des forums sociaux qui se développent aussi sur des bases nationales, régionales et thématiques depuis que le premier Forum social mondial (FSM) a eu lieu à Porto Alegre (au Brésil) en Janvier 2001. Le plus récent Forum social mondial s’est tenu à Tunis en Mars 2013 et le prochain se tiendra aussi dans cette même ville, en 2015.

(( all info extracted from official website ))

Organizer:http://www.peoplessocialforum.org/contact/

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