[Imc-uk-network] [Imc-london] [fwd] [IMC-Finance] Funding proposal for a national IMC Brazil meeting - DEADLINE 10 JULY
ben at riseup.net
Mon Jun 28 06:37:24 PDT 2010
People might be interested in the first part of the following (linked)
audio interview with a Sao Paulo indymedia volunteer which talks about the
whats going on with indymedia in Brazil (among other things).
> Hey, gdm forwarded this to the imc-uk-network email list but we may get
> a quicker response within the London collective. I guess we have a
> meeting upcoming this week and could talk about it there?
> In general, I would support this request from the Brazil collective, if
> the money is available. I know that they've been putting a lot of time
> and effort into restructuring their network. Although it's quite a lot
> of money they're asking for, think about booking flights on small
> airlines from, say, Dundee to Warsaw (direct flight) and it starts to
> become more comprehensible why it's expensive to fly from remote areas
> of Brazil.
> Anway, we can talk about it at the meeting,
>> i can never remember which is the correct list to send these sorts of
>> mails to, so i hope this is correct. anyway, a request from imc-brasil
>> to imc-finance for discussion (and, presumably, a collective response
>> if desired).
>> ----- Forwarded message from elisa <elisa at riseup.net> -----
>> Dear IMC Global,
>> This is a funding proposal, basically to help pay for traveling costs of
>> IMC Brazil National Meeting.
>> Our proposal amounts to US$ 6,000.00.
>> BRIEF SUMMARY:
>> IMC Brazil will complete 10 years in December 2010. We are in a very
>> crucial phase of restructuring our network, working on a new website and
>> on important changes in our internal processes which will include a lot
>> of new volunteers to our network.
>> In the past five years, since our last face-to-face meeting in 2006, new
>> collectives have surged, others have stopped and yet others are working
>> hard on getting themselves up on their feet. All this has been discussed
>> and decided through our local network, including on-line meetings and
>> its crucial we now have meet face-to-face to finish this process and
>> restructure our network.
>> IMC Brazil?s website is one of the most accessed left-wing websites in
>> our country. Brazil, together with all Latin America, is passing through
>> historical moments of extreme complexity. Our work is very important to
>> the social movements in Brazil and that is why we want to make these
>> important changes (website change and process changes) to be more
>> effective in the work we do for the social movements from our country
>> and from around the world (especially in Latin America).
>> Brazil is a huge country, comparable to Europe all together until the
>> Ural Mountains, or to the USA, from east to west. As such, IMC Brasil is
>> extremely proud to have managed, during these almost ten years, to have
>> kept its network together sharing one single website and to have
>> expanded its network to volunteers and creating collectives in every
>> corner of Brazil, from the middle of the Amazon to big urban centers
>> like Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.
>> Needless to say that it is very hard for us to meet face-to-face and
>> nevertheless somehow managing to keep our network together.
>> After extensive discussions on dates and places, we decided that our
>> national meeting is to take place in the city of Salvador, in the state
>> of Bahia, from 30th of October to 2nd of November (at least). We have
>> chosen for this location in the middle of the country and in the
>> northeast (one of the poorer regions of Brazil) to be fair with all, as
>> former meetings have been either in the south or southeast (the richer
>> regions of our country), which made it difficult for someone from the
>> north or northeast to come. Apart from the fact that, as already said,
>> IMC Brasil has grown out of the big urban centers and sprawled out to
>> other regions, especially up north.
>> The collective of Salvador has arranged with local organizations the
>> entire infrastructure needed to host our members for the 3 to 5 days our
>> meeting will take. The costs for this are very low, our Salvador
>> collective managed to make the hosting costs the lowest as possible.
>> On the other hand, local collectives (Curitiba, Florianópolis, Rio de
>> Janeiro, São Paulo, Tefé, just to mention a few) and individuals, are
>> raising funds to secure the presence of their volunteers and helping to
>> secure the presence of others.
>> But, within this local fund raising program, the big problem for IMC
>> Brazil is to bring people from all the four corners of our country to
>> this meeting. Corners very far spread out and very poor. For the most we
>> try, we won?t be able to cope without the help of IMC Global. The
>> traveling costs are very high and the ones we need most help with. To
>> bring one volunteer (and we want to bring various!) from IMC Tefé to
>> Salvador (Tefé is a city in the middle of the Amazon) we need to pay for
>> boat traveling costs from Tefé to Manaus, airplane traveling from Manaus
>> to Salvador; and all that is very expensive. At today?s rates it takes
>> about US$ 800.00 each. Not to mention travel expenses from Manaus and
>> Fortaleza, all up north, and from places in the far west of the country.
>> They all amount upto figures we won?t be able to get together
>> Therefore the amount of US$ 6,000.00 applied for will be basically to
>> secure the presence of members from remote areas. In general, without
>> taking into account financing through local initiatives, it accounts for
>> the presence of at least 8 volunteers from up north and the same from
>> other remote areas. As you will understand, we are still in the process
>> of organizing our meeting, and as such it is impossible for us to give
>> exact figures and amounts.
>> Exactly the reason we apply for approval for basic funding now, as any
>> proposal at a later stage could result in reducing the presence of those
>> we most need present.
>> Awaiting approval,
>> IMC Brasil
>> -- O saber quando não humaniza deprava. Refina o crime e torna mais
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