Festival of Solidarity 2012

Date: 
Saturday, June 9, 2012 - 11:00 - 23:00

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. Well-known activists including Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, Québec's main student spokesperson, will also be speaking.

PROGRAM

11AM, Stage in the schoolyard - Opening Panel: After the Quebec Spring: Merging the Struggles

With:

  • Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, Quebec student spokesperson, 
  • Louis Roy, President of the CSN 
  • Patrick Bonin from the organizing committee “April 22”,
  • Brigitte DePape member 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 Schoolyard: Egyptian Music Group “January 25”

1-2 PM, Alternatives booth: Workshop- Rooftop gardens/building garden containers. Coordinator: Sara Brunelle

2 PM, Auditorium: Great conference- How the Rich are destroying the Earth and how can social movements save it?

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With:

  • Hervé Kempf, Author of How the rich are destroying the earth
  • Chair: Louise Vandelac, Head of the Science and Environment Institute at UQAM

2-4 PM, Schoolyard: Workshop- Creative Resistance: Making Art for the revolution

  • Coordinator: Sheena Swirlz

4 PM, Auditorium: Interactive Workshop- Discussion with the  Quebec delegation to Rio + 20

With:

  • Roger Rashi and Thérèse Guay from the organizing committee of the Quebec delegation

4-6 PM

Room under the auditorium: Workshop- Welcome Palestine.

  • Coordinators: Séverine Défouni and Tadamon

Alternatives booth: Workshop- Urban agriculture: how to share your thoughts and present a memoir in a public consultation. 

  • Coordinator: Gaëlle Janvier

2 PM to 6 PM

Open Air in the Schoolyard: Games, songs and music with the Peoples’ Choir of Occupy Montreal  

6 PM to 8 PM

Open air in the Schoolyard: Music with "Mr Parker Québec" and “ Acalanto

8 PM to 11 PM

Open air in the Schoolyard: World Music Concert with Bombalessé and Syncop


Kiosques and International Gastronomy all day