• Assembly session on convergence and radical alternatives
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    Activity Date: Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 12:00 UTC
    Duration: 180 min
    Brief Description:

    In this moment of multiple crises, we see also an opportunity for convergence and confluence. Struggles must be united across different issues and resistance must go hand-in-hand with creating and sustaining the world we want to live in.

    With this assembly we would like to bring together those interested in our overlapping struggles towards a more just and sustainable world, be they peace, climate, biodiversity, social justice, governance, or food. Movements are weakened when we are forced to dilute our energy across to many actions. We want to create a space of solidarity to plan collective action and visioning from local-to-global levels, both practical and conceptual, and grounded in place-based initiatives (of which there are thousands across the world). We also want to create a space to move beyond the partiarchal, capitalist, racist, colonial, modernist system and build radical alternatives for systemic change, focusing on autonomy and self-determination, radical interdependence, the commons and collective custudianship, socio-cultural diversity, open localisation, harmony with the rest of nature, and much else.

    We invite friends at the World Social Forum, in-person and online to join us in sharing our stories of hope and inspiration, our worldviews and strategies for systemic transformation, our challenges while attempting these ... and through all this, to develop actions for greater convergence of movements for radical transformative action.

    Language(s) of the Activity: Spanish, English
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    Link to the online meeting:

    Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 885 5113 9425 Passcode: 994437

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    Thematic space(s) of the activity: 5. Defense of Life, Environment and Territories, 6. Democracy, Political Participation, Building Critical Global Citizenships, and Autonomy, 8. Spaces for the Articulation of Global Movements, Facilitations and Future of the WSF, 9. Struggles against Heteronorms and Patriarchy: keys from Women, Feminisms and Dissidences, 10. Struggle against Discrimination, Racism and for Self-determination
    Modality: Combining both Presential and Virtual Modality

    This activity will start in an online assembly from 12:00 UTC to 13:30 UTC. Then, at 15:00 UTC, the face-to-face modality will begin - as a continuation of the above - at the WSF.
    For the virtual modality, a large room/space arranged in a circle will be needed, in which several groups will be formed according to themes.