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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Program Border Social Froum

October 13-15, 2006
CD. Juarez, Chihuahua Mexico
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THE BORDER SOCIAL FORUM
The time is near for the first Border Social Forum and we want your participation in this important event taking place in CD Juárez, Chihuahua where we will put a front to stop the brutal killing of over 400 working young women. The first Border Social Forum will take place on the Mexico-US border with the backdrop on millions of migrants mobilizing in the US for full rights. This same border is where President GW Bush Jr placed over 6,000 military troops of the National Guard. The Border Social Forum will take place on the ‘militarized’ border which has been made very violent since the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1994. The Mexico-US border suffers from the having the seats of government so far away in Washington D.C. and Mexico D.F. The ‘Wall of Death’ already with an extension of hundreds of miles is planned for an extension of at least 700 miles by the US Congress led by Republican Sensenbrenner. He seeks to criminalize migrants with prison time for crossing the border in search of work.

The Border Social Forum will be an ‘open space that allows for a pluralistic ‘integration’ of the social movement organizations. The ‘open space’ integration process permits a higher level of organization and unity consistent with making real and possible the slogan ‘another world is possible’ and changing it a bit to say ‘Another world is necessary and with you it is possible’.

GOALS OF THE BORDER SOCIAL FORUM
Create a broad space where everyone fits (pluralistic e inclusive)
Organize the first Border Social Forum 13-15 de October 2006 with 300-500 delegates.
Have participating delegations from all of the border states(US-México border)
Obtain the most broad participation of the grassroots social movements (participation & program)
The integration of the social movements of the global south and north
Internationalize the struggles at the US-Mexico border regions
Pull together an analysis of the present situation on the US-Mexico border (including Latin America & Caribbean).
Produce a set of agreements that will pull together a border plan of action and solutions to the problems faced.
Take action against the ‘Wall of Death’ and get the military out of the border.
Integrate the border plan of action into the World Social Forum in Kenya and the US Social Forum in Atlanta 2007.

THEMATIC TRACKS FOR THE BORDER SOCIAL FORUM:
The organizing committee in its consultation process has designated the following thematic tracks for building the program for the Border Social Forum.
Labor & work
Indigenous Peoples (Sovereignty)
Art & Culture
US-Mexico Relations
Children & senior adults
Human Rights (Traversal)
Gender (Traversal)
Environmental justice
Migration
Youth (Traversal)
Education
Globalization
Health
Food Sovereignty

SITE:
The Border Social Forum is taking place in CD Juarez, Chihuahua Mexico just across El Paso, Texas on October 13-15, 2006. The Border Social Forum will take place at the campus of the Autonomous University of CD Juarez (UACJ).

REGISTER FOR BORDER SOCIAL FORUM:
All you have to do is fill out the form for registration (www.swunion.org) and send it to Rubén Solís at P.O. Box 830706 San Antonio, TX 78283 or by e mail at grulla@igc.org

COST:
The cost for registration will work on a scale basis with Mexico participants paying from $10 pesos to $1,000 pesos according to the possibility to pay. For US participants the scale will be $10 to $100 dollars. This is the cost per person.
Note: organizations taking groups to the BSF will negotiate the scale for registration on a group basis.

PAY:
You can make checks or money orders payable to c/o Centro por la Justicia-Border Social Forum PO BOX 830706 San Antonio, TX 78283




REGISTER WORKSHOP, PANEL, OPEN SPACE:
Simply fill out the form for workshops, panels or free space and send it to (www.swunion.org) Rubén Solís al P.O. Box 830706 San Antonio, TX 78283 or by email to grulla@igc.org

TRANSPORT:
Each organization or organizations from each state are responsible for transportation and should raise money to cover the cost. It is important to organize by local committee by city and state to coordinate transportation for the Border Social Forum 13-15 of October 2006.

HOTELS & SOLIDARITY HOUSING:
Each organization will be responsible to obtain housing for their delegation. A list of hotels in the area and prices will be made available for housing and a list of solidarity housing will also be available. The food will also be responsibility of the organizations for its delegation. It is planned to have economical kitchens for low cost food and it will support participating organizations that will put up the kitchens. The organizing committee of the Border Social Forum is working to provide at least one meal a day free to all.



























Registro/Registration

Open date: June.1.06 Closing date: Sept 17.06
Fecha abierta: Junio 1.06 Fecha de cierre: Sept. 17.06

1. Name of delegate(s)/Nombre de delegad@:

2. Organization/organización:

3. Address/Dirección:
Street/Calle:
City/Ciudad:
State/Estado:
Country/País:
Tel. /Correo electrónico/e mail
Pagina web page/Blog





Costo/cost:
$10 a $1,000 pesos (Moneda nacional Mexicana)
$10-100 Dólares (moneda en Dólares)
Pague según capacidad
Pay according to capacity


Envie/send Info:
grulla@igc.org (por correo electrónico)
Rubén Solís PO Box 830706 San Antonio, TX 78283
Southwest Workers Union (210) 299 26666
Centro Por La Justicia (210) 222 1704 Cell (210) 378 5699





Form
Talleres & Paneles-Workshop-Panel

Fecha abierta: June 1, 2006 Open date: june 1,2006
Fecha de cierre: Sept 17, 2006 Closing date: Sept 17, 2006

Name/Nombre:

Organization/organización:

Address/Dirección:
Street/Calle:
City/Ciudad:
State/Estado:
Country/País:
Email/Correo electrónico/blog/www.

Proposed workshop or, panel/Propuesta de taller o panel:

Title/titulo:
Narrative/narrativo:
Expected outcome/resultado esperado:
Tiempo requerido: 1 ½ hrs o, 3 hrs
Traduccion:

Use additional pages if needed/utilicé hojas adicional si require

Info: email: grulla@igc.org
Ruben Solis Centro por la Justicia (210) 222 1704 cel 210 378 5699
Southwest Workers Union (210) 299 26666



Border Social Forum
Program
(Draft)

Wednesday October 11, 2006
Early Travel Day

Thursday October 12, 2006
TRAVEL DAY

8-10 AM Registration of delegates

10-12 PM March against NAFTA

12:00 Press conference

1:00-6 PM Boreder reality Tour
Parque Industrial CD. Juárez
Anapra
Lomas de Poleo

7-9:00 PM Cultural event

Friday October 13, 2006
8-10 AM Registration of delegates

11-12 PM Opening Plenary

12-1 PM Program information, logistics and dynamics of the Forum

1-2:30 PM Lunch & Cultural event

2:30-4:00 PM Module one: Workshops, Panels and free spaces

4:00-5:30 PM Module two: Workshops, Panels and free spaces

5:30-7:00 PM Module three: Workshops, Panels and free spaces

7-9 PM Cultural event

Saturday October 14, 2006
8-9:00 AM Registration of delegates

10-11:30 AM Module one: Workshops, Panels and free spaces


11:30-1PM Module two: Workshops, Panels and free spaces

1-2:30 PM Lunch: Cultural event

2:30-4 PM Module three: Workshops, Panels and free spaces

4:00-5:30 PM Module four: Workshops, Panels and free spaces

5:30 PM March against the WALL of DEATH

7:30-10:00 Cultural Event

Sunday October 15, 2006
9-10:30 AM Module one: Workshops, Panels and free spaces

10:30-12 PM Module two: Workshops, Panels and free spaces

12-1:00 PM Lunch & Cultural event

12-1:00 PM Meeting of Synthesis Commission on thematic axis results

1-3:00 PM Closing Plenary (Agreements of CD Juarez)

Monday October 16, 2006
Meeting of the Organizing Committee of the US Social Forum (CETLAC)

Tuesday October 17, 2006
Meeting of the Organizing Committee of the US Social Forum (CETLAC)

Wednesday October 18, 2006
Evaluation of work and closing down the work

Rubén Solís
Facilitator
Border Social Forum
PO Box 830706
San Antonio, TX 78283
210 299 2666 (Unión)
210 222 1704 (Centro)
Cel: 210 378 5699
grulla@igc.org
www.swunion.blogspot.com
Foro Social EEUU: www.ussocialforum.org
Foro Social Mundial: www.worldsocialforum.org

1 Comments:

  • At 10:48 PM, Blogger syn said…

    I have read the article about the social forum, its interesting that your providing integration of the social movements of the global south and north.I really support your views.
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