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Using the Library during COVID-19

During the pandemic, many of our services are being offered in new ways. To find the latest information on course reserves, book returns, 24/7 online help, and more, visit our COVID-19 portal, which provides more up-to-date information than the text below.

Another World is Possible: Impressions of the World Social Forum

In early 2002, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, 50,000 gathered (including 11,000 young people) for the World Social Forum with the goal of opposing corporate globalization and developing alternative visions for the future. Public officials, representatives of non-governmental organizations, indigenous nations, farmers and labor promoted a new vision of social justice. Covered extensively by media in other parts of the world, the Forum was virtually ignored by the U.S. press. c2002. 25min.