World Social Forum (WSF) – A New World Is Needed— Together, We Make It Possible!

fsm_logo_frMontreal will host the 12th World Social Forum (WSF) from August 9 to 14, 2016. This international meeting is the opportunity for groups from communities, organizations and social movements to get together to build a sustainable, caring world and give everyone a chance to be heard.

It should be noted that the WSF is the largest community gathering with a goal to find solutions to the problems of our time. Started in Brazil in 2001, these meetings include workshops, conferences, etc., on a variety of issues such as the environment, human rights, sustainable economy, etc.

The UNESCO Chair in Applied Research for Education in Prison attended the WSF in Belem, Brazil, in 2009. Jean-Pierre Simoneau, Director of Operations of the UNESCO Chair, took part in this community meeting. An opportunity for the UNESCO Chair and others to promote and raise awareness among participants on the importance of education for excluded, marginalized individuals.

Which led to a proposal submitted at the 6th International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA) that goes further, recommending “education for adults in prisons at all appropriate levels.”

Because a new world is needed—together, we make it possible! the World Social Forum invites you to help build this world.

The UNESCO Chair will take part in this important meeting in Montreal in August 2016, and Jean-Pierre Simoneau will once again represent the UNESCO Chair.

For more information on WSF and to sign up: click here.