Festival of Solidarity 2012: From Indignation To Mobilization

Saturday, June 9, 2012 - 15:00 to Sunday, June 10, 2012 - 03:00

From Indignation To Mobilization


Festival of Solidarity 2012

Saturday June 9, 2012 from 11am to 11pm

École Le Plateau, 3710 Calixa-Lavallée, Parc Lafontaine, Montreal

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June 9th 2012, Alternatives will hold a one-day Festival of Solidarity featuring conferences, entertainment and family activities. Its purpose is to bring together leaders of this spring's various social movements around the idea of uniting in a common battle against the right-wing agenda of austerity and regression. An international conference will feature the renowned environmental author Hervé Kempf as well as a leader of the landless movement MST/Via Campesina from Brazil. Well-known activists including Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, Québec's main student spokesperson, will also be speaking.


11AM, auditorium - Opening Panel: After the Quebec Spring: Merging the Struggles


Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, Quebec student spokesperson,
Patrick Bonin from the organizing committee "April 22",
Brigitte DePape organizer of "Power Shift" movement in Ottawa,
Raul Burbano from "Common Frontiers" in Toronto;
Chair: Michel Lambert, Director of Alternatives
1 PM: Open air in the Park: Egyptian Music Group "January 25"

Kiosques and International Gastronomy (Arabic, Philippines, Latin America, Indian)

2 PM, auditorium: International Conference: How the Rich are destroying the Earth and how can social movements save it?



Hervé Kempf, Author of How the rich are destroying the earth
Luiz "Zarref" Henrique Gomes de Moura, a leader of the Landless Movement (MST) and Via Campesina, Brazil
Chair: Louise Vandelac
4 PM: Interactive Workshop: Discussion with the Quebec delegation to Rio + 20


Roger Rashi and Thérèse Guay from the organizing committee of the Quebec delegation

2 PM to 6 PM

Open Air in the Park: Games, songs and music with the Peoples' Choir of Occupy Montreal

6 PM to 8 PM

Open air in the Park: Music with "Mr Parker Québec" and " Acalento"

Kiosques and International Gastronomy

8 PM to 11 PM

Open air in the Park: World Music Concert with Bombalessé and Syncop




École Le Plateau
3710 Calixa-Lavallée, Parc Lafontaine
Montreal , QC
45° 32' 23.5644" N, 73° 32' 43.9224" W
Quebec CA

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