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Belém do Pará: 8th World Social Forum Reportback

Thursday, February 12, 2009, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.The most dramatic of World Social Fora, the 8th edition took place in Belem do Para, at the mouth of the Amazon, in Brasil. It featured indigenous and Afro-Brazilian movements, 5 heads of state and brought together about 120,000 people including more than 10,000 from outside the host country. Join Boston activists who attended the forum to get their take on how the world is responding to the economic crisis and to the changed political context.

Send-off to Belem & WSF 2009

Saturday, January 17, 2009, 6:00 p.m. Members of the Boston delegation to the eighth World Social Forum (Belem, Brazil) will begin the evening by discussing their objectives for the forum, then moving onto identify the forum's contributions and closing by stating how the want the forum to evolve. Topics to be covered include solidarity economics, the human right to water, migration and global social movements. The event will be followed by informal conversation and music from Brazil. There will also be an auction to benefit the Global Economic Alternatives Network (GEAN).

The Need for Real Economic Alternatives

An Evening with Marco Berlinguer

Friday, November 21, 2008, 6:30 p.m.Join us to discuss the current crises and concrete work being done to build effective global alternatives to the winner-take-all economy. The evening will provide an update on preparations for the world social forum 2009 activities connecting the labor movement with the global solidarity economic movement. Light snacks and a wine & cheese-style reception follows.