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MONTREAL, CANADA: Basic Income Creation Marathon, Aug 10-12

Revenu de base Québec (RBQ) and Mouvement Français pour un Revenu de Base (MFRB) have developed a program on basic income that will take place as part of the 2016 World Social Forum, held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from August 9-14. World Social Forum events often draw tens of thousands of participants.  

This basic income Creation Marathon will span 2 ½ days (from Wednesday, August 10 to Friday, August 12) and take place at the University of Quebec.

Referred to as a “creathon” by its organizers, the program has been inspired by the Bay Area’s two “Basic Income Create-A-Thons,” held in San Francisco and Los Angeles in November and April (respectively), and the “Basic Income Hack in Finland last March.

Like these other recent events, the Creation Marathon will bring together artists, activists, programmers, and other creative individuals to produce ideas and materials for raising awareness of and support for basic income.

The event will be multilingual (English, French, Spanish), though the lingua franca will be English.

Registration for the World Social Forum is required to attend.

More information on the creathon (in both English and French) is available at Eventbrite here.

Photo of Université du Québec à Montréal CC Jeangagnon

Thanks to Asha Pond for reviewing a draft this write-up.

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