If you’ve been keeping up with our spankin’ new blog, you know that our own Debayani “Debi” Kar has made her way back to the states after participating in the International People’s Forum (IPF) on the IMF and World Bank in Batam, Indonesia.
While there, Debi attended seminars, coordinated press conferences, and brainstormed with other NGO reps, many who also work on debt cancellation issues.
In yesterday’s staff meeting, Debi shared some of the experiences she didn’t write about in her blog, such as how heavily guarded the IPF conference center was in Batam (they had automatic rifles) and some of the fun she and other activists gathered at the IPF managed to have after long days spent in plenary sessions, press conferences, and steering committee meetings.
But stories, photos, and new strategies that tackle the challenge of debt cancellation aren’t the only thing she’s brought back with her. Photos of what she saw in Indonesia and T-shirts from KAU, the Anti-Debt Coalition in Indonesia, were among the goodies she handed us.
Later today, we’ll give you the link to the photo gallery with the photos Debi took in Indonesia.
Posted by Jennifer Westrate and monét cooper