[WSMDiscuss] Urgency call WSF

Jai Sen jai.sen at cacim.net
Mon Jun 15 17:48:06 CEST 2020

Monday, June 15, 2020


Greetings Rita

            Thanks for this post; it’s good to see the more ‘open’ approach that the International Council of the World Social Forum has decided to take, and that it is inviting international movements and organisations to this Call on June 27th.  

(Let me only add that although we have got no ‘response’ from anyone in the IC or the WSF’s Secretariat, I'm hoping that the documents that we sent them following the online meeting we had on May 23 were received, and hopefully, that the members of the IC found that helpful and took some note of it !  But where I’m hoping that this present decision, and invitation, is an indication that along with other opinions, it was.)

But some observations : There are no contact details given in the document you have posted, for people reading this Invitation to send in their nominations, nor really what information the IC needs to have, in order to decide whether to invite and then to extend the invitation !

For instance (these are just my suggestions) :

Person nominating, with organisational affiliation if any :

Name of international movement or organisation nominated :

Name of contact person :

Brief outline on international movement or organisation nominated :

Email address :

Person nominating, with organisational affiliation :

Date :

            Otherwise… this ‘urgent call’ just won’t work !

            Best –



> On Jun 14, 2020, at 5:03 PM, Rita Freire via WSM-Discuss <wsm-discuss at lists.openspaceforum.net> wrote:
Jai and all, allow me to share an invitation letter approved by the International Council of the WSF for an online dialogue with regional and international organizations outside the Council to discuss the direction of the WSF in its 20 years. The debate will take place on June 27th.
This is not a publicity piece but for invitations. Once this list, since its origin, has been focused on sharing and  reflecting on some themes wich are close with those of the WSF, and it has even discussed the current process, I think this document may be of interest.
Suggestions of movements and networks of international scope, clearly anti-neoliberal, which should be invited by the IC, are welcome.



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