Social Forum

Boggs, Wallerstein on Detroit, Movements, and Systems

Frank Edwards | AreaChicago – It was truly an honor to be witness to a conversation between Grace Lee Boggs and Immanuel Wallerstein this morning at the Social Forum. I recorded audio (available for download here), and jotted down a few notes that I'd love to share. I know I will listen to this conversation again soon, and hope to spend some more time when things are less hectic reflecting on their words and observations. Read more »

Scenes from the Social Forum

Losing your job and your home can turn a moderate into a radical damn fast. So can watching one of your kids suffer through an untreated illness because insurance was lost along with that job. And if crowds of the newly disaffected are flocking to the Tea Party on the right, the U.S. Social Forum was evidence of serious organizing and deep engagement on the left as well. Read more »

Proposition Project

In honor of the 2010 U.S. Social Forum and in light of the ongoing economic/social crisis in California, we invited the attendees and all other citizens of Earth during the week of June 20 to join us in developing a set of initiatives or 'propositions' for debate and consideration for adoption via the ballot initiative process in the State of California. Read more »

2010 U.S. Social Forum

"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." Read more »