Come learn about the Social Forum Process & Chicago’s Road to Detroit!
US Social Forum Info Session
Tuesday, April 13th
6:00pm – 8:00pm
115 W. Chicago Ave.
Organizers and activists across the country are building for the U.S. Social Forum in Detroit June 22-26, 2010.
The US Social Forum (USSF) is a follow-up convergence to the USSF in Atlanta in 2007, which drew some 15,000 people to hundreds of workshops and meetings on how to organize for progressive social change. The week offers an array of opportunities to build relationships, learn about organizing, create art and dream big.
In Chicago, activists and organizations are networking not only to attend the forum, but also to strengthen our own organizing in and around our city. With a deep economic crisis, government budget cuts, and rising unemployment and poverty, we need to come together to support each other’s efforts. We’ll strategize together about how to work for a Chicago that puts peoples needs first—now and beyond the USSF.
This meeting will provide an orientation to the World Social Forum movement for those learning about it for the first time. And about the Chicago “Road to Detroit”, which has formed as a diverse organizing body working to fundraise, coordinate travel, and plan events to support the participation of youth, low-income, people of color, workers and neighborhood folk from affected communities. Come to the session to see how we can link up and build a Chicago that works for everyone.