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April 20th, 2010 7:30 PM
Organized by Mayfirst/People-Link
Live Web Discussion with the World Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth
Join people at the Brecht Forum along with others meeting in cities across the U.S. for a direct interaction -- via the Internet -- with participants in the Bolivian conference on climate change. More than 15,000 people are expected to gather in the small Bolivian town of Cochebamba from April 19 to 22. Bolivian President Evo Morales expects the conference to give a voice to the poorest people of the world and to encourage governments to be far more ambitious following the failure of the Copenhagen summit.
Through a multi-city live web stream, we will be discussing what's going on in Cochabamba, the issues being raised, the concerns we have, questions...whatever we want. We expect that the meeting will begin with some footage of at least some of the events there. We'll then begin the conversation. A group of people in Bolivia-- from the U.S. delegation and as well as other countries-- will then make a short report about what's going on. We will then begin a conversation about the ongoing conference among the US-based and Bolivian participants.
We are very excited about our first experience with such an interactive convergence. We will be able to get a live report and actually discuss it with participants during the event. Effectively, it will bring people in this country into the conference.