World Social Forum Returns to Tunisia for 2015
Read GGJ's statement on the March 18, 2015 attack in Tunis: http://ggjalliance.org/TunisMarch18
The World Social Forum 2015 is returning to Tunisia, two years after the successful World Social Forum 2013. Click here to read more about the GGJ delegation to Tunisia in 2013
March 24-28, 2015 social movements are converging in Tunis, Tunisia from around the globe for the World Social Forum 2015. The World Social Forum is an open meeting place where social movements, and other civil society organizations opposed to neo-liberalism come together to pursue their thinking, to debate ideas democratically, to formulate proposals, share their experiences freely and network for effective action. Since the first world encounter in 2001, it has taken the form of a permanent world process seeking and building alternatives to neo-liberal policies. Read more about the context for why the International Council decided to hold the World Social Forum in Tunisia again this year: https://fsm2015.org/en/dossier/2014/12/17/context
Grassroots Global Justice Alliance is organizing a delegation of 19 people to the World Social Forum hosted in Tunis, Tunisia. Our delegates represent the grassroots organizing sector in the US, from organizations fighting for climate & environmental justice, indigenous rights, an end to war, and an economy that is better for people and the planet.
- Alvina Wong and Vivian Huang, Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)
- Mai-Stella Khantouche and Mustafa Solomon, Causa Justa::Just Cause
- Adofo Minka and Kali Akuno, Cooperation Jackson
- Jessica O. Guerrero, Fuerza Unida
- Cindy Wiesner, Jaron Browne, Daniela Saczek, Coordinators for Grassroots Global Justice (GGJ)
- Tom Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN)
- Janet Redman, Institute for Policy Studies (IPS)
- Maggie Martin, Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW)
- Marcia Olivo and Trenise Bryant, Miami Workers Center
- Claire Flanagan, Portland Central America Solidarity Committee (PCASC)
- Juan Reynosa, Southwest Organizing Project (SWOP)
- Anna Gebhardt and Kate Kanelstein, Vermont Workers Center
The goals of our delegation are to:
- Gain a deeper understanding of the impact of U.S. foreign policy in Tunisia & the region.
- Engage with social movement leaders from around the world who have played key roles in fighting harmful policies and practices, while advancing solutions from the ground up.
- Play a role in anchoring GGJ’s presence at the WSF 2015 by (1) co-leading workshops on gender justice and climate justice, (2) representing GGJ in activities and meetings, and/or (3) engaging in relationship building activities with members of other World March of Women chapters from around the world.
- Work with international social movement allies in shaping global organizing strategies to address the intersecting challenges of militarism and the climate and economic crises.
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