Last Saturday (09maio2015) more than fifty syndicalists, representatives of social organizations, Participatory Budgeting councilors of Porto Alegre, representatives of the women’s movement, the black movement, social agentes of the popular culture, hip-hop and representative outskirts of youth, gathered in the House of Porto Alegre Councils to carry out the Methodology Seminar and Organization for the Thematic Social Forum in 2016.
Having as a proposal the challenge to innovate without losing the political principles and methodological which brought the WSF, up until this day were invited people involved in the historical process of building the WSF since the beginning and people that participated in the WSF International Council, like Chico Whitaker, Moema Miranda and Damien Hazard and a new way of looking of a black woman, from the hip-hop and from the outskirts of Porto Alegre, the companion Malu Viana.
After the great exhibitions of the guests it was carried out a group work where each person present had the opportunity to express their opinions, ideas and positions about the future of the Social Forum, and especially, the guests had the opportunity to present proposals for the 2016 edition.
After the groups sharing, we held a plenary of exposure of the discussions to identify consensus items for referrals. As a referral it was agreed the name, the axes and the dynamics of the Thematic Social Forum in 2016 Porto Alegre.
As the main referrals the following proposals were agreed:
Name: Porto Alegre Social Forum 15 Years
(Divergence on “Worldwide” in its name)
Objective: Review of the 15 Years of the WSF process based on three axes: Advances, Challenges and Prospects
- Carry out activities on the outskirts of cities with generating questions about the conjunctures, the challenges of social movements and the WSF’s role in the current moment history.
- Search and mobilize so people who attended the editions and moments of the WSF process can bring or send documents, materials, photos, movies and every kind of expression to build a WSF live memory in Porto Alegre; Incorporate Parrhesia Institute, the Permanent Forum of Hip-Hop and Radio WSF in the GT memory.
ACTIVITIES IN SOCIAL FORUM
OPENING ACT: (25Jan2016 Afternoon)
Political Act recovering the memory of the main editions of the WSF since 2001;
REFLECTION OF MOMENTS: (Mornings 26.27 and 28Jan2016)
Self-managed group debates about the axes
CONVERGENCE OF TIME: (afternoons of 26, 27 and 28Jan2016)
Debate on Cultural Political Convergences about the axes
People’s Assembly (29Jan2016 morning)
Closing March (29Jan2016 Afternoon)
Closing Show (Night 29Jan2016)
Next Activity: A plenary of Organisation, May 20th 2015, 18pm, Democratic Forum, Room of the dep. Adam Black, RS Legislature.