Finding Points of Unity: Darius Mirshahi Gets Us Ready for the Peoples’ Social Forum

Mirshahi as Testament

Mirshahi a.k.a. Testament

In August, activists representing the whole gamut of social justice causes will converge on Ottawa for the Peoples’ Social Forum. Co-organizer Darius Mirshahi reports that over 10,000 people are expected to attend! Organized around themes such as food, climate, and impoverishment, the 4-day event will include workshops, assemblies, concerts, and an alternative media fair.

When he isn’t organizing huge gatherings, Mirshahi is also known as Testament from the hip-hop duo Test Their Logik. Mirshahi sees hip-hop as street reporting from people who don’t normally have a voice. Mirshahi will tell us how he got into hip-hop, and why he feels it is the most potent form of music for conveying political messages.

Listen right now:

or download an mp3 of the show.

P.S. Want to attend the Peoples’ Social Forum but don’t think you can afford to? Check out their options for buses, ride sharing, and low-cost accommodations.

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