The Road to Detroit: The US Social Forum and Grassroots Responses to the Economic and Environmental Crisis

October 8, 2009 - 7:00pm

7pm, Thursday, October 8
John Dewey Lounge
Old Mill, University of Vermont

mlg.jpegJoin Michael Leon Guerrero, one of the key organizers of the U.S. Social Forum, as well as leaders from local grassroots organizations, for a discussion about this important movement-building convergence.

The second US Social Forum will take place June 22-26, 2010 in Detroit, and is expected to draw upwards of 15,000-20,000 activists. The first USSF gathering in Atlanta 2007 drew an estimated 12,000-15,000 people.

The US Social Forum 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.

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.

For more information about the US Social Forum, visit

Sponsored by:
Vermont Workers’ Center
Student Labor Action Project (SLAP)
Students for Peace and Global Justice

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