People’s Summit for Democracy, the voice of millions

The People’s Summit for Democracy will take place from June 8 to 10 in Los Angeles (USA), and for three days, there will be art, music, debates, workshops, round tables and mobilizations to raise the voices of the people and imagine a new world that prioritizes people’s democracy.

In the tradition of each Summit of the Americas since the 2005 Mar Del Plata Summit, unionists, activists, grassroots organizations, and progressive people of the Americas are calling for a People’s Summit to counter the summit of the Organization of American States (OAS), which is led by the US government. For more on the OAS, read the Tricontinental Institute’s Red Alert 14.

This year, a coalition of over 225 local, national and international organizations are convening the People’s Summit, including the International Peoples’ Assembly, ALBA Movimientos, The People’s Forum, ANSWER Coalition, CODEPINK, Poor People’s Campaign in California and Unión de Vecinos among others.

Stephanie Brito of the International Peoples’ Assembly (IPA), explained, “This event was convened by organizations and popular movements in the United States and seeks to call attention to all the issues that are important to the people and to struggles that are taking place in this country. We claim that the United States, instead of intervening in democratic relations and processes in other countries, should attend to the needs and injustices taking place within this own country”.

On behalf of the IPA, Stephanie Brito stated, “solidarity with the anti-imperialist struggles taking place throughout Latin America and the Caribbean”, and called for “an end to sanctions against Cuba, Venezuela and all democratic processes in the continent”.

The People’s Summit takes place at the Los Angeles Trade Technical College, in California, USA. To register and see the full schedule, go to peoplessummit2022.org. You can also follow live coverage and broadcasts of the activities. Follow the Peoples Summit on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and using #PeoplesSummit22.