From Indignation To Mobilization
"AFTER THE QUEBEC SPRING: MERGING THE STRUGGLES"
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?
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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