Houston Social Forum Dinner and a Movie: Rumble in Mumbai

Nov 13 2005 - 5:30pm
Nov 13 2005 - 9:00pm

Event Description:

Houston Social Forum Dinner and Movie: 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, The Artery, 5401 Jackson at Prospect (entrance on Prospect)

Join the Houston Social Forum for a potluck dinner and screening of Rumble in Mumbai. The film documents the World Social Forum held in Mumbai, India January 2004 and the 100,000 plus people who attended the forum, all looking to build solidarity--and a better world. For those looking to understand the growing global malaise, which the social forae seek to rectify, Rumble in Mumbai is a good starting point.

The Houston Social Forum is a regional event planned for April 2006 that will address local as well as global issues.  It is comprised of diverse groups building from common values. It is nongovernmental and nonpartisan but actively supportive of true participatory democracy,  nonviolent resistance to world injustice and mechanisms that value people over profit. HSF seeks active participation from groups and individuals alike who share these values and concerns. www.houstonsocialforum.org

Film information:

Rumble in Mumbai - The World Social Forum 2004Movie Flyer

Rumble in Mumbai documents the World Social Forum held in Mumbai, India in January, 2004. Over 100,000 people attended this year's forum, all looking to build solidarity--and a better world. With interviewees like Shirin Ebadi, Jose Bove, Nawal Saadawi, and Walden Bello, and featuring the eloquent speeches of Arundhati Roy, Mustafa Barghouti, Jeremy Corbyn, and Irene Khan, Rumble in Mumbai is packed with high-caliber critiques of neo-liberalism gone awry, and damning indictments of the ill effects of globalization. And as with the forum itself, marginalized voices are here given a platform to air their grievances: Dalit rights, handloom weaver unionization, South Asian LGBT issues, communalism and secretarianism, the plight of Palestinians living in the shadow of a new Apartheid wall--these issues and many more are explored.

Event Sponsor:
Houston Social Forum

Event Contact Name:
Heather Smith

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Event Fee:
Donations (however little or much as able)

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