DRAFT AGENDA


Thursday, October 4 4:30-6:00 PM
“Social Movements amid Global Crisis: Local & Global Activism in the US and World Social Forums”
5604 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh Open to the Public
This panel and subsequent discussion will help set the stage for discussion and analysis in the workshop.

Friday October 5
9:00AM-5:00 PM Workshop. (By invitation only) University of Pittsburgh University Club, 123 University Place
The workshop will be organized around the People’s Movement Assembly model, with the aim of generating concrete commitments and plans for output that can be useful to movements/movement-building within and beyond the World and US Social Forum processes. Central to our concern is the linking of local organizing contexts with global networks and analyses, and advancing the collective knowledge and work of the World & US Social Forum process.

8:30 AM Continental breakfast
9:00 AM -Introductions
9:45 AM -Background on the World Social Forum and recent International Council Meeting; Background on USSF process-in-motion; brief introduction to People's Movement Assembly Process; Background & planning for WSF Free Palestine
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-12:45 Discussion-Current moment/ themes / dilemmas of movement cooperation (1st set of discussion questions)


1:00pm Lunch with Pitt faculty & students 4130 Posvar Hall

2:15 PM --Recap-- More background on PMA Process
Discussion: Vision & Strategy (2nd set of discussion questions)

5:00 PM Adjourn

6:30PM: Dinner with Pittsburgh activists (by invitation only) The Union Project 801 N Negley Ave. Pittsburgh 15206


Saturday October 6
9:00AM-2:00 PMWorkshop (by invitation only) University of Pittsburgh University Club, 123 University Place

8:30 AM Continental breakfast
9:00 AM Recap & Overview of Agenda
9:00-10:45
Discussion: Vision & Strategy (2nd set of discussion questions)
What are the documentation and evaluation needs of movement/s?
What models or practices can guide future thinking about routinizing connections between scholar/activists & movements?
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-12:00
Discussion: Goals & Commitments** (3rd set of discussion questions)

12:00-12:30 Lunch break
12:30-1:45 Goals & Commitments continued
1:45-2:00 Wrap-up; Next steps