I’ve just returned from the “Report Back from Cochabamba” meeting in Toronto. It was by every standard a huge success.
I hope one of the meeting organizers from Toronto Bolivia Solidarity will write a summary report. These are just quick impressions, subject to revision …
There were about 225 people in the room. That’s about double the number that the organizers told me a couple of weeks ago that they were hoping for. There were impressive numbers of young people from climate and ecology groups, of Latin Americans and solidarity activists, and of First Nations people.
The talks were uniformly excellent. All of them were video recorded, so they should be available online soon. If possible C&C will publish transcripts. Watch this space for details.
Also excellent … the Bolivian food and the musical opening by Red Slam Collective, a hiphop/powwow/spoken word group that got me, at least, up and in the mood.
Thanks to all … more to come