Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Socialist Party USA: US Social Forum 2010


From www.ussf2010.org: The US Social Forum (USSF) is a movement building process. It is not a
 conference but it is a space to come up with the peoples’ solutions to the 
economic and ecological crisis. The USSF is the next most important step in our
 struggle to build a powerful multi-racial, multi-sectoral, inter-generational,
 diverse, inclusive, internationalist movement that transforms this country and
 changes history.
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We must declare what we want our world to look like and we 
must start planning the path to get there. The USSF provides spaces to learn 
from each other’s experiences and struggles, share our analysis of the problems 
our communities face, build relationships, and align with our international 
brothers and sisters to strategize how to reclaim our world.

Socialist Party USA/ Social Forum Logistics
The Socialist Party USA will be holding our National Committee meeting on June 19-20th at the Leland hotel 400 Bagley Street in Detroit, Michigan.

The US Social Forum will be held from June 22 to June 26, 2010 and will be centrally located along the Detroit River in downtown Detroit at the Cobo Hall convention center and the adjacent, open-air Hart Plaza. The address for Cobo Hall is 1 Washington Boulevard, Detroit, MI. There will also be events at Wayne County Community College District Downtown Campus, Wayne State University, nearby hotels and other local community sites. Visit a Map of Venues, Hotels, and Points of Interest


* Socialist Party USA Literature Table: The Socialist Party will have a general literature table at the USSF and needs volunteers to help. Drop us a note at natsec@socialistparty-usa.org to volunteer.

Other events will be announced. hope to see you there!


Socialist Party USA Workshops
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Thurs. June 24th: Building International Socialist Feminism On-Line and In the Streets.
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Woodward Academy 1435
Sponsor: Socialist Party USA
Description: This workshop will explore the purposes of and possibilities for an on-line, activist, international socialist feminist work group. More structured than a network, this work group would help connect socialist feminist activists through the international coordination of movement-building projects, actions, and events.

Thurs, June 24th: Thinking System from the Grassroots
Time: 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: WSU Student Center 277
Sponsor: Socialist Party USA
Description: This panel will bring together multiple generations of activists who have engaged in radical grassroots organizing in order to discuss how they have attempted to employ larger theoretical frameworks. Panelists will address questions such as, how does theory influence the type of organizing they do and the tactics they use? What are the advantages and limitations of working within a theoretical framework when doing community organizing?

Fri. June 25th: Independent Socialist Political Action, the Ballot Box, & the Labor Party Question ....
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: WSU Manoogian 150
Sponsor: Socialist Party of Michigan
Description: This workshop will engage in a historical examination of independent socialist political action in the U.S., as well as its present and future prospects.

Fri. June 25th: Beyond the Two Party System - Electoral Reforms That Can Make a Difference
Time: 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Sponsor: Socialist Party of Michigan
Description: We will seek to examine U.S. election procedures which stifle the equitable participation of non-major-party alternatives and identify key strategies for reform.