United States Social Forum
I've been reading about this upcoming 'event'....getting ready to take place in Detroit,MI on June 22-26.
USSF Press Kit (a few items of interest from the pdf)
- "ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE ANOTHER US IS NECESSARY"
- "Amidst National Political Transformation, The UNITED STATES SOCIAL FORUM Brings New Hope for Change"
- "Over 20K people. Over 1500 creative actions. 2 weeks to redefine democracy."
"The USSF is also part of a global movement on the rise. The World Social Forum (WSF) has become an important symbol of global movement convergence and the development of alternatives to the dominant paradigm. Over the past nine years, the WSF has gathered the world’s workers, peasants, youth, women, and oppressed peoples to construct a counter-vision to the economic and political elites of the World Economic Forum. Learn more here"
"Understanding that WE, as activists, artists, community organizers, media makers, are the change agents we have been waiting for...... the PMC has created these living principles to address and challenge hierarchy within our movement."