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.
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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.