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World Social Forum 2013: Tunisia
GGJ Report Backs from World Social Forum 2013 took place on May 8th & 9th. Click here for links to the powerpoint and call recordings.
Two years ago on Dec. 18 in Tunisia the symbolic beginning of the Arab Uprising made its mark on the global stage; as the world witnessed a prairie fire of masses in the streets denouncing corruption in government, austerity cuts in the face of ever deepening unemployment rates and worker injustice. Presently, the Tunisian people continue to inspire through their revolutionary process, and just hosted the World Social Forum 2013 from March 26-30, 2013. For more information regarding the 2013 WSF in Tunisia visit: http://www.fsm2013.org/en
Taking suit and following in the footsteps of the movements in Tunisia and the Maghreb-Machrek region, other emerging social movements across the globe (L@s Indignad@s movement in Spain, the Greeks, Occupy in the U.S. etc.) took up the banner that not just another world is possible, but that another world is necessary.
Grassroots Global Justice Alliance delegation to the 2013 World Social Forum in Tunisia
(March 23-31, 2013)
Tunisia here we come! We are two weeks away from taking 26 delegates representing allies, member organizations and staff to the 2013 World Social Forum in Tunis, Tunisia. We have just wrapped up our orientation process and are one step close to connecting with leaders from the social justice movement from all around the world as part of the 50,000 people expected to attend.
Even if you are not joining us in Tunisia, let us connect you to the experience. Check-out what we've been up to in the lead up to our trip. Visit our Resources page.
On the trip: East Michigan Environmental Action Council (EMEAC), Asian Pacific Environmental Netwrok (APEN), Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN), Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence (CAAAV), Causa Justa/Just Cause (CJJC), Labor Community Strategy Center (LCSC), Black Workers for Justice (BWFJ), Miami Workers Center (MWC), Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM), Southwest Workers Union (SWU), , United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE), Afro-Eco and Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO)