Future Events

Future Events

Festival of Solidarity 2015

Festival of Solidarity 2015

Saturday June 13th from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Co-organized by Alternatives and the New York office of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation.
Coeur des sciences-UQAM
Salle Agora Hydro-Quebec
175 avenue du Président Kennedy
Metro Places des arts


During the Festival, we will discuss the following issues:

  • What are the perspectives for mass mobilization this coming fall ?
  • How can we better link climate issues and anti-austerity mobilizations?
  • What lessons can be drawn from the European experience in fighting austerity?

Featuring speakers from Quebec and North American social movements as well as spokespeople for the anti-austerity radical left from Europe.

LIVESTREAMING on www.ricochet.media at 3:30 PM : «BUILDING A POLITICAL ALTERNATIVE TO AUSTERITY: THE EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE» with International Guests (Podemos, Syriza et Die Linke)




Speakers: Ronald Cameron, president of Alternatives and Albert Scharenberg, co-director of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office




  • Clayton Thomas-Muller , Idle No More;
  • Nathalie Guay, executive board advisor for Confederation of National Trade Unions (CSN)
  • Sean Sweeney, Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (Cornell University, NY)
  • Marie-Josée Béliveau, Coalition against the pipelines (COVO)
  • Anthony Garoufalis-Auger, Students Against Pipelines (ECO)

Facilitator: Bruno Massé, RQGE (Quebec Network of Ecological Groups)


Salvadorian Auction:  sale of artisanal products made by comunities affected by extractivism




  • Patrick Rondeau, Quebec Federation of Labour (FTQ)
  • Fanny Theurillat-Cloutier, Profs contre la hause (Rank-and-file teachers) 
  • Claudia Cachay-Osorio, member of Quebec Student Union (ASSÉ)
  • Sébastien RivardSpokeperson of Red Hand Coalition (Community and Women’s groups)

Facilitator: Claude Vallaincourt, ATTAC-Quebec president 

3:30- 5:30pm


(LIVESTREAMING on www.ricochet.media)


  • Yiannis Bournous, Political Secretariat, SYRIZA, Greece;
  • Pablo Bustinduy Amador, International Representative, PODEMOS, Spain;
  • Caren Lay, Member of Parliament, DIE LINKE, Germany ;
  • Amir Khadir, member of National Assembly, QUEBEC SOLIDAIRE
*Simultaneous French-English translation will be on offer.*

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/801750816576375/

For all Questions and Info: Roger Rashi

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Ottawa, Montréal and Québec: conference about the peace process in Burundi

1999-09-27 (Mon) 13:30 - 1999-10-02 (Sat) 22:00
Context Burundi has gone through several cycles of instability and violence since its independence on July 1st, 1962. After violent ethnic killings in August 1988 in the communes of Ntega and...>>>

Quebec (city of), Public Conference for Peace in Kosovo

1999-05-13 (Thu) 19:30 - 21:00
Context: The war against Yugoslavia led by NATO represents a formidable backstep to all those who care about peace and democracy in this region and more widely in the world. Instead of...>>>

Québec, 5 à 7 : Sortir de l’ordinaire : réalités d’ailleurs

1999-05-06 (Thu) 17:00 - 19:00
Context: As part of the extension of stay for international guests of the Agora Youth. Activity: Meeting with representatives of popular movements: • Gloria Marivil, indigenous Mapuche (Chile); •...>>>

Montréal: Agora populaire des Jeunes « Imagine…une société juste »

1999-04-30 (Fri) 09:00 - 1999-05-02 (Sun) 17:00
in collaboration with Regroupement de solidarité avec les Autochtones. The Agora populaire des Jeunes, the culminant point of the Intercultural Youth Parliament, organized by Alternatives, was...>>>

Iran and Human Rights

1999-04-13 (Tue) 19:30 - 21:30
Context:  After instituting various pro-western modernization policies, the Shah of Iran was overthrown in 1979 and replaced by a strict theocratic regime. The overwhelming majority of...>>>

Québec : Forum populaire des Jeunes « Imagine…une société juste »

1999-04-07 (Wed) 19:30 - 22:30
in collaboration with Radio Basse-Ville (Québec) and Tam-Tam Café (Québec) Prior to the international meeting project Agora populaire des Jeunes held in Montreal from April 30 to May 2, the Forum...>>>

Intercultural Literary Encounters

1999-01-22 (Fri) 18:00 - 21:00
In January of 1999 Alternatives organized a public round-table conference-style evening where four lively and critically acclaimed writers from around the world shared their thoughts and experiences...>>>

Cultural days Images du Monde Arabe (fifth edition)

1998-10-28 (Wed) 20:00 - 1998-11-30 (Mon) 17:00
Cultural days Images du Monde Arabe aim to improve understanding of Arab culture through the arts in Montreal public and change the often negative and stereotypical perceptions of the Arab world....>>>

Quebec, Pictures of the Arab World

1998-01-22 (Thu) 13:30 - 1998-01-24 (Sat) 21:00
In collaboration with Antitube. Museum of Civilizations, Radio Basse-Ville and Alliance Maroc. Context: Images of the Arab World will by held in Quebec city for the first year and intends to...>>>

Montreal: Cultural Days : Arab World Pictures

1997-10-17 (Fri) 17:30 - 1997-11-26 (Wed) 22:30
In collaboration with Antitube Context: The fourth annual Cultural Days: Image of the Arab World will be held often the theme of memory. It offers Montrealers special moments with an...>>>

Cultural Days Images du Monde Arabe

1996-10-18 (Fri) 20:00 - 1996-10-31 (Thu) 17:00
Organized under the theme of the encounter, the cultural days Images du Monde Arabe are a special time bringing different perspectives on a culture with many facets. They offer the Montreal public,...>>>

Symposium on Fighting Poverty: North and South

1994-09-30 (Fri) 09:00 - 1994-10-02 (Sun) 20:00
Context:In March of 1995 the largest amount of leaders at that time convened in Copenhagen at the UN Summit for Social Development. The summit pledged that their main objectives of development would...>>>

Montreal: International Development Week 1994, Le monde autrement dit...

1994-02-07 (Mon) 17:00 - 1994-02-11 (Fri) 22:00
As part of International Development Week, Alternatives organized a serie of free activities at the Centre Strathearn (3680 Jeanne-Mance) which treated of various international development issues...>>>

Montreal: Symposium Women and Democracy in Middle East

1993-09-25 (Sat) 09:00 - 18:00
Organized by Alternatives, the conference Women and Democracy in the Middle East was held on Saturday, September 25th, 1993, at Concordia University in Montreal. About 150 people, mostly women,...>>>

Montreal, Conference : Resisting colonization at the end of the century : learning from our past to build a better future

1993-02-05 (Fri) 17:00 - 1993-02-06 (Sat) 19:00
Context:This event is intended as an attempt to facilitate a moment of reflection in the experience of the recent and far behind past of Native peoples. At the same time, it will be a moment of...>>>

Symposium: the reconstruction of Lebanon

1992-11-17 (Tue) 14:00 - 17:00
The CEAD (Centre d’Études arabes pour le Développement) invites you to a symposium: The reconstruction of Lebanon. Context: The threat of renewed war is lurking behind every ruin. Rebuilding...>>>

Montreal: Conference on the State of Democracy and Human Rights in the Arab World

1992-08-07 (Fri) 19:30 - 21:30
Since many years, the situation of human rights remains worrying in the Arab world. The arrival to power of Ben Ali in Tunisia in 1987 was marked by a resurgence of massive political repression and...>>>

Algeria : Women and Democracy

1992-05-18 (Mon) 19:00 - 21:00
The Centre d’études arabes pour le développement (CEAD) invites you to a lecture by Ms. Faika Medjahed (militant Algerian women's movement) Location: Hotel Maritime, Beaupre Hall Date: May 18, 1992...>>>

Montreal, Seminar Conflict in the Gulf : Long Term Impact

1991-06-18 (Tue) 09:30 - 17:45
Context: The crisis in the Gulf is the most serious in that region since 1967. On one side, the largest western military buildup since Vietnam is now entrenched in the Gulf. Since the invasion of...>>>

Maghreb: Women and Development

1991-04-05 (Fri) 16:00 - 1991-04-06 (Sat) 19:00
Context: The seminar Maghreb: Women and Development, held as part of Intercultural Week, will include four workshops, a plenary and screenings of two films that will be followed by a debate...>>>

Workshop on multicultural and multiracial education 1990

1990-10-26 (Fri) 08:30 - 1990-11-30 (Fri) 13:00
Context: The Education Department of the multicultural and multiracial Protestant School Board of Greater Montreal (PSBGM) has set up for the fall of 1990, five major workshops, including two for...>>>

Democracy, Freedom and Human Rights in the Arab World

1990-08-07 (Tue) 19:30 - 21:30
A conference organized by the Centre d’études arabes pour le développement (CEAD) and the Ligue des droits et libertésContext: The conference will address the struggle for democracy in Arab countries...>>>

Montreal, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine: Peace Fragments

1989-11-16 (Thu) 05:00 - 1989-11-19 (Sun) 19:00
Context: The Centre arabe pour le developpement invites you to a presentation of four films (two from Lebanon, one from Palestine and a Israeli production). There is an animation of discussions after...>>>