From November 28 to December 1 2012 the World Social Forum “Free Palestine” will be held in Porto Alegre (Brazil). This is a historic event that brings together solidarity, human rights and social justice movements and organizations from across the globe to develop and debate ideas, share experiences, network and plan strategies and campaigns to advance solidarity with the struggle for Palestinian liberation. (For more information and the full call for the WSF “Free Palestine” see: www.wsfpalestine.net
With only 4 months to go…the countdown is running. An enormous amount of efforts have already been undertaken to lay the basis for a powerful and effective WSF Free Palestine event. We ask you now to work together with us to step up mobilization!
1) We ask you to build and strengthen regional and national task forces and/or join one of the sector groups that are formed to allow global coordination!
2) In order to broaden the reach of the WSF Free Palestine and to deepen the discussion on a number of aspects, the mobilizing commission is facilitating the creation of "self-organizing spaces" of activists from different sectors or around different themes.
We ask you to register in one of the self-organizing spaces (see below) and to reach out to your contacts that might be interested joining a sector group. Please mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org (Deadline: September 10!)
Call for national and regional WSF Free Palestine task forces:
Many people have built plans, initiatives or task forces to mobilize and formulate and coordinate your contribution on the WSF Free Palestine. We ask you to join these efforts in your country or stimulate such a process in order to:
a) promote the WSF Free Palestine among activists and the wider public (maybe through public debates to promote the WSF Free Palestine and the issues you want bring on the agenda and discuss)
b) develop strategy discussions to define your activities at the WSF Free Palestine (registration for your events will open soon!)
Don’t forget to send us information about your discussions and events so that we can share this with other participants and can help you linking up globally.
Join the sector working groups:
In order to ensure that we reach out to a large spectrum of civil society around the globe and in order to facilitate discussions and coordination across the globe, the mobilizing commission has initiated and coordinated with working groups that are developing mobilization and contributions for the WSF Free Palestine in their specific self-organizing spaces within different sector groups or around specific themes.
If you want to build or suggest a new self-organizing space, please contact the Mobilizing Commission at: email@example.com
Please see below the list of existing self-organizing spaces and the contact details:
Christian faith-based groups: firstname.lastname@example.org
Development NGOs email@example.com
Economic studies: firstname.lastname@example.org
Environmental activists: email@example.com
Hip Hop: firstname.lastname@example.org
HR and legal organizations: HR@wsfpalestine.net
Indigenous movements: email@example.com
Palestinian diaspora: firstname.lastname@example.org
Political forces: email@example.com
Queers: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Social Justice movements: email@example.com
Trade Unions: firstname.lastname@example.org