The space where you can reflect freely with prestigious speakers on how to build a better world together
Know and learn. Flee from simplicities and static visions. Address the complexity of the whole. To debate. Discuss. Reflect. Visualize. Build. These are the pillars that of the Rototom SunsplashSocial Forum. It is a space for listening and speaking, free of thematic boundaries, about culture, environment, economy, human rights, peace and social movements; about conflict and, political and humanitarian crises, but also about their solutions and alternatives. Both present and future. About realities that coexist on the same planet and which are sometimes unknown to us. All this, with the help of experts, be they anonymous or not. The frontline protagonists, those people who bet on change, a change of course. Those who are the driving force behind those other possible worlds.
Many are those who have passed through the different editions of the Social Forum. Such as the Nobel Peace Prize laureates Rigoberta Menchu and Shirin Ebadi, as well as the most recent person to be recognised by the Swedish Academy and to come to the who has been at the festival: Mohamed Ben Cheikh, edition 2017; the ideologist of modernity and sociologist Zygmunt Bauman; environmental activist Vandana Shiva; Egyptian economist and political scientist Samir Amin; Christian Felber, Austrian economist and ideologist of the economy for the common good; and a broad range of journalists: Mona Eltahawy (Egypt) and Amira Hass (Israel); the Spanish Ignacio Ramonet director of Le Monde Diplomatique- and RTVE ex-correspondent Rosa María Calaf; the Italian Giulietto Chiesa or Sami Al-Ajj, Al-Jazeera journalist.
Their voices have been joined by many others, representatives of different social movements, groups, professions and ideologies, which have added diversity, plurality, to this space for debate. Voices like that of the Spanish philosopher and essayist Antonio Escohotado, known for his research on drugs that he presents ‘General History of Drugs’, a key reference in this field; and another philosopher, this time from Chile, Claudio Naranjo. Other who have spoken, and exchanged views with the public are, Tibetan lamas Thubten Wangchen and Geshe Lobsang Pende; David Couso, brother of Jose Couso the photojournalist who died in Baghdad (Iraq) in 2003 as a result of a projectile fired from a tank of the US Army; the Italian priest Renato Kizito Sesana and the Belgian priest and sociologist François Houtart. Esteban Ibarra, from the Spanish Movement Against Intolerance; the Italian mathematician and politician Furio Honsell; and Cindy Sheehan, American antiwar activist and mother of a soldier killed in Iraq in 2004, have shaped the extensive list of people to have visited the Social Forum, which continues to grow.
= Activity/Workshop = Band = Culture = Film = Music = Show = Sound System = Talk/Debate
T2 = Tent 2
T1 = Tent 1
RU = Reggae University
RS = Rasta seminar
HoR = House of Rastafari
FF = Film Festival
= Culture place
Persiguiendo el hielo
The Rights of Nature: A Global Movement
Amenazados. Amazonia Brasileña
FRIDAY 15 - PREFESTIVAL
Very soon new confirmations!
Very soon new confirmations!
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Stands will be announced soon... stay tuned!!
Recreational cannabis. What consumption. What consequences
Street vendor dignity
(Member of Stop Mare Mortum)
(Director of PlayGround Do)
(Head of Art & Design at PlayGround Do)
(Spokesperson of the Sindicato Mantero and member of the initiative After the blanket)
(Promotional partner and administrative manager of Diomcoop)
Decolonization and freedom: the African way to democracy
(Human rights activist. Former Africa Program Director, Amnesty International, International Secretariat)
(Writer and activist, founder of the NGO Hahatay)
(Anthropologist. Secretary General of the Centre d’Estudis Africans)
(Political analyst and education consultant)
African diplomacy in conflict resolution: discussion with the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Illegitimate debts: who creates them and who pays them?
The Social Forum will analyze how so called illegitimate debts affect the welfare state with the Belgian political scientist Éric Toussaint and the ex-president of the Greek Parliament Zoé Konstantopoulou
The Social Forum opens with refugees
Óscar Camps, president of the NGO Proactiva Open Arms; Paula Farias, coordinator of Médicos Sin Fronteras Mediterranean project; and Yonous Muhammadi, president of the Greek Forum of Refugees will analyse the drastic situation in which millions of people find themselves day on a daily basis.