2016 World Social Forum (WSF) – Montreal – August 9-14: Another World Is Needed. Be Part Of The Change!

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Thursday June 16 2016
2015-2019/Amended Bulletin # 110

The Labour movement has always been an integral part of creating social change, and the World Social Forum is a unique opportunity for activists from around the world to get together, share experiences, debate issues affecting the planet and plan the social change workers want.

“The goal of the WSF 2016 is to gather tens of thousands of people from groups in civil society, organizations and social movements who want to build a sustainable and inclusive world, where every person and every people has its place and can make its voice heard.
- https://fsm2016.org/en/


A DELEGATION FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY

CUPW’s participation at the forum will involve organizing workshops, hosting an information table and attending large conferences and convergence assemblies.

Depending on the status of ongoing negotiations, the Union may send a delegation of our members.

If you would like to be part of this delegation, use the attached form to send your name, contact information, local. The form includes a few questions to answer, such as the reasons why you would like to attend the forum. Selected delegates are expected to fully participate in activities and to share their experiences with other members and their community.

Members of equity-seeking groups are encouraged to submit a request for participation and will receive priority consideration. Self‑identification is optional.

All applications will be reviewed.


DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING THE FORM: JULY 8, 2016

If CUPW sends a delegation, selected individuals will be informed early enough to allow for their full participation in the forum.

Please send your application by mail to:
Louise Gauthier
377 Bank St.
Ottawa, Ontario  K2P 1Y3 
By fax: 613-563-7861 

Or by email at: lgauthier@cupw-sttp.org  

N.B. CUPW National will cover expenses for any national delegation that may be approved but locals are still encouraged to participate as well.

Solidarity,

Dave Bleakney
2nd National Vice-President