Our Yes to Life, No to Mining allies and friends in Romania have shared this open invitation to attend the vibrant Rosia Montana Activist Social Forum this August.
We are pleased to invite your network to participate in the Rosia Montana Activist Social Forum (#RMForum), an international event part of the Save Rosia Montana campaign to be held during FânFest (www.fanfest.ro) in Romania, from August 13 – 16, 2015. The general theme of the forum will be resource extractivism: resistances and alternatives.
The Rosia Montana Activist Social Forum is a means of stimulating debate, discussion and furthering our sense of community and collective action. The forum is intended to bring a diversity of struggles and activists together and is especially focused on bridging movements that fight against toxic, open-pit mining.
This edition of RMForum will consist of plenaries, workshops, conferences and debates on three main themes: 1. Campaigns and social movements, 2. New beginnings for Rosia Montana, 3. Skills and tools for active citizens. With more than 21 workshops, the Rosia Montana social forum is one of the biggest of its kind in Romania.
Please join us at the Rosia Montana Activist Social Forum, as a contributor to the program or, as a participant. We and the participants would love to hear about struggles back home and FanFest is a great place to connect to like-minded groups.
The #RMForum, as well as FânFest is organized entirely through the work of volunteers. The entire festival is organized with the help of individual contributions and donations.
Participants are welcomed to stay in tents, in a free camping in the festival’s headquarters area. Is strongly recommended to bring your own tent, mattress and sleeping bag. Accommodation in local guesthouses can be arranged for a fee of 9 Euros/night (basic housing conditions), but please consider that for the festival the bookings start well in advance. During the Forum we can provide 3 vegetarian meals a day. For for information about travel reimbursement, please contact us.
Please send us until the 15th of July a short description/ resume of the workshop/ seminar or presentation you want to hold during the RM Forum. Feel free to add any other relevant information.
Most of the information about the Rosia Montana Activist Social Forum will be available soon at www.fanfest.ro, but if you have question please feel free to write us.
See you in Rosia Montana!
RM Forum Team