The space where you can reflect freely with prestigious speakers on how to build a better world together.
For years now, intellectuals, cultural and social movements from around Africa have been demanding that we not perceive it as a uniform whole, which simply does not exist, a perspective that moreover negates the enormous cultural, historical and social diversity of Africa.
We want to address these ideas in this year’s Social Forum meetings titled The Africas of Africa. A title, which apart from inspiring the meetings, also defines the rhythm of our hearts as we work to prepare the event. You will hear our hearts beating soon!
Year after year the Social Forum has consolidated itself as space for international debate and interaction. During its sessions all sorts of issues are dealt with to raise awareness about and denounce the different inequalities, injustices and problems that we see repeated in different parts of the planet and propose global solutions that could allow us to build a more just and equal world.
Prestigious speakers from around the world have analyzed some of the main problems afflicting international society today. In recent years many respected international figures and intellectuals have attended the festival. People such as the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Rigoberta Menchú and Shirin Ebadi, the sociologist and philosopher Zygmunt Baumanthe economists and intellectuals Christian Felber, Serge Latouche and Miren Etxezarreta; the Saharawi activist Aminatou Haidar, the Tibetan Lama Thubten Wangchen, the academic Ash Amin (British Academy), the journalists Amira Hass, Sami Al-Hajj and Ignacio Ramonet, and the anthropologist Axel Klein, together with many others, have come to address the core problem of our time from different perspectives.
All of which makes the Social Forum well worth a visit and that is without having even mentioned the numerous meetings with representatives of different NGO and organizations, as well as the screening of different films and documentaries.
The Social Forum has turned the Rototom Sunsplash into a genuine center of knowledge and creativity for young people from around the world.