The PSAC will host five workshops at the Peoples’ Social Forum, a historic national gathering in Ottawa on August 21 to 24, 2014 that will bring unions, progressive grassroots organizations and activist networks together to discuss a common vision and form a blueprint for an equitable, just, peaceful, truly democratic and environmentally responsible society.
Hundreds of participants will participate in hundreds of workshops, presentations, panels, arts and cultural events, film screenings, demonstrations and convergent assemblies over the four days.
The four workshops offered solely by the PSAC will cover some of the 17 broad themes adopted by the Forum:
- The fight for public services: The fight against inequality
- The face of public service cuts: Impact on equity and community groups
- Showdown with Stephen Harper: Confronting austerity at the bargaining table
- Rights of Mother Earth
PSAC is also co-sponsoring another workshop with other labour organizations under the Rethink Child Care campaign called, Child Care Kitchen Table Conversation.
On Saturday, August 23, PSAC and other public sector unions will have the Public Services Convergent Assembly to discuss quality public services and how to fight against austerity measures and privatization.
There will be a PSAC breakfast caucus on the morning of Friday, August, 22, for PSAC member delegates to receive an orientation about the Forum. On the evening of the same day, the youth committee of the National Capital Region is hosting a screening of the film Inequality for All.
You can follow PSAC on Twitter (@psacnat), and make sure to tag @psacnat and @forumsocial2014 in any of your tweets during the Forum. Also, use the hashtag #psf2014 to enter into the broader conversation with other Forum participants.
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Here are some photos from the Forum so far:
We have some photos on our Facebook page, as well.