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ROAD TO DETROIT: "After the Earthquake: The Struggle to Transform Haiti"

Sugar Maple Ballroom
Davis Center
University of Vermont

This event is sponsored by the Will Miller Social Justice Lecture Series.

The democratic popular uprising that was unleashed with the Duvalier regime's fall in February 1986 has continued over the past 24 years despite dictatorships, coups and occupations aimed at containing it. The earthquake destroyed the Haitian state and now US imperialism, the Haitian bourgeoisie, and popular forces are scrambling to array their "alternatives" to fill the void.

ROAD TO DETROIT: Latin America Protest Singer Challenges Us to "Take Our World Back"

paul-baker-image300.jpg"Copenhagen leaves us no choice: We, the People, must take our world back."
—Paul Baker Hernández, Coordinator of Water Not War referring to the failed UN climate talks last December in Denmark

Paul Baker Hernandez, the Carthusian hermit-turned-protest singer, will perform his powerful songs at the Vermont Workers Center on Sunday, March 21 at 6:30 pm. The Workers Center is located at 294 No. Winooski Avenue in Burlington, VT.

ROAD TO DETROIT: International Labor Solidarity

Solidarity Without BordersJoin Robin Alexander, Director of International Affairs for the UE, and Benedicto Martinez, of the Frente Auténtico del Trabajo (FAT), one of the most important independent labor organizations in Mexico, for a discussion of the importance of international labor solidarity in the era of corporate globalization, and the role that the Social Forum movement can play in helping to foster that solidarity.

This event is a fundraiser for the UE-FAT Strategic Organizing Alliance, and part of the "Road to Detroit" series of events about building social movements as we prepare for the US Social Forum in Detroit in June.

ROAD TO DETROIT Benefit Concert and Kick-off Party

US Social Forum Benefit ConcertJoin us at the Workers' Center for a great party featuring live music by Julie Winn, Joe Adler and Secret Heliotropes, and learn about the Workers' Center's delegation to the 2nd US Social Forum in Detroit in June.

This concert will kick off the "Road to Detroit," a series of events between now and June that will bring people together to discuss a people's movement agenda as we prepare for the USSF in Detroit.

US Social Forum

June 22, 2010 - 12:00am to June 26, 2010 - 12:00am

US Social Forum, June 22-26, Detroit, MIOn June 22-26, 2010 social movements from across the United States and globally — including a delegation of more than two dozen Vermonters from the Vermont Workers' Center — converged in Detroit for the second US Social Forum. THE US SOCIAL FORUM is a movement building process. It is not a conference but a space to come up with the peoples’ solutions to the economic, social and ecological crisis.

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.