US Social Forum
By Bankole Thompson, IPS News
Posted on July 1, 2010, Printed on July 8, 2010
DETROIT, Jun 24, 2010 (IPS) - The U.S. labour movement needs to be reorganised from the bottom up to include domestic workers, day labourers, restaurant workers, taxi drivers, farm workers, incarcerated workers, guest workers and those in the "right to work" states.
Second U.S. Social Forum Opens New Chapter in US Movements for Justice, Equality, and Sustainability
06-28-2010 – DETROIT The United States Social Forum (USSF) closed Saturday with an inspirational national assembly and closing ceremony. Today, the Forum’s National Planning Committee (NPC) declared the forum a great success with attendance of more than 15,000 people from Detroit, from rural and urban areas across the nation, and from countries across the world including South Africa, Palestine, Honduras and Nepal.
Come to GGJ's primary workshop:
What: Press conference, 12:15-1:00 PM
Social movement leaders from South Africa, Honduras, Canada and Mexico challenge
the G-20‘s empty promises and devastating policies
Where: United States Social Forum
Cobo Center, 1 Washington Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48226-4420
People's Media Center, Ambassador Dining Room W2-60, 2nd floor Cobo Hall
(the last room at the end of the hallway overlooking the Detroit River)
Liepollo Pheko, Gender and Trade Network for Africa, South Africa
USSF Opening March Photo Essay by Global Justice Ecology Project.
Global Justice Ecology Project is attending and presenting at the US
Social Forum in Detroit, Michigan this week.
All of the photos are by Orin Langelle unless otherwise noted.
GGJ SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY JUNE 23
- For a full schedule of GGJ member workshops go get your hard copy GGJ member program from the GGJ table in Macomb Hall, or download from here http://www.ggjalliance.org/node/398
- Registration continues 8AM Cobo hall
Have questions about the Forum? Want to know how to register, how to get involved, what will be happening in Detroit?
National planners will be hosting one hour phone presentations for anyone to call and participate.
Tues 3/16 2pm EST/1pm Central/12pm MTN/11 am PST
GGJ members and staff break down the challenges and milestones of the global justice movement since the WTO protests in Seattle in 1999.
Listen to stories from these GGJ leaders and organizers who have been on the frontlines of this work:
Michael Leon Guerrero and Tammy Bang Luu on the lessons of Seattle, the political origins of the Social Forum process and the importance and potential of the next US Social Forum in Detroit in June 2010.
Commentary: US Social Forum - What Another U.S. Might Look Like