CIVICUS is an international alliance dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society throughout the world, and if you didn’t know CIVICUS already but if you follow Max Dana‘s work, you may have already heard about it since the artwork from the ‘60 Signers for the 60th Anniversary’ Initiative launched by Max in 2008 to support the Every Human Has Rights Campaign (The Elders), was delivered to Ingrid Srinath, Secretary General of CIVICUS.
People at CIVICUS do a great work to amplify the voices and opinions of ordinary people. The international alliance recognizes that for effective and sustainable civic participation to occur, citizens must enjoy rights of free association and be able to engage all sectors of society. And every year, CIVICUS organizes their World Assembly, the 2010 World Assembly will this year take place in Montreal.
About the World Assembly (more on website):
Every year, the CIVICUS World Assembly offers about fifty activities grouped around the overall theme, an annual focus theme and sub-themes. The activities comprise plenary sessions, round tables, workshops, networking sessions and formal events. The 2010 World Assembly in Montreal will introduce the concept of interactive group discussions (or Parcours) for the first time. The overall theme of the CIVICUS World Assembly is ‘Acting Together for a Just World’. Every year this is explored through a focus theme. In 2010 the focus theme will be ‘Seeking Out Solutions’. This theme will address the issues of Economy, Development and Climate.
If you have the opportunity to attend the event, it would be a great experience. Some of the Sama Readers live in Canada/Quebec, so as always, we invite you to participate and of course let us know if you do. Just so you know, there is only one more day left to qualify for a registration fee discount. Early Bird registration ends on Friday 21 May 2010; visit this page to take advantage!