The online future of the WSF? Organizing social forums before, during and after the pandemic

How has the World Social Forum process responded to the challenges of COVID-19? In a somewhat paradoxical way, the forced digitalization has given a dynamic boost to the process. Its International Council has encountered new energies. Various meetings with social movements and with thematic, national and regional social forums have been organized. What have we learned? What does this "digital leap" mean for the future of the forum? What aspects of online organizing will be maintained when then pandemic is gone?

The conversation was initiated by Rita Freire (São Paulo), Carminda Mac Lorin (Montreal), Pierre George (Paris), Teivo Teivainen (Helsinki) and Laëtitia Vu (Montreal).

The event place in the World Social Forum on 29 Jan 2021, 5 pm São Paulo time.

The event was organized by Katalizo, NIGD and the Academy of Finland Project on Democratic Decision-Making within Transnational Social Movements.

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