Mark your calendars! The third US Social Forum (USSF) will be taking place in Philadelphia June 25th – 28th, 2015. The USSF is a convergence driven by the understanding that people’s movements are what create social change.
A historic, exciting transformation is occurring in this unique neighborhood, South Philadelphia, the original destiny for immigrants arriving in this city during the last decades of the 19th century and early 20th century. This diminishing population of descendants of European immigrants from over a century ago are being replaced today by immigrants from a variety of other countries, but bringing the same energy, values and hopes brought by their predecessors a century ago. As a Jewish community that some once estimated at a quarter million evaporated and the Italian community slowly shrinks, they are being replaced by Indochinese from Cambodian, Vietnam and Laos; by Indonesians of both Christian and Muslim faiths; by Mexicans and most recently by refugees from Nepal and Burma.
The US Social Forum (USSF) is a movement building process that brings together thousands of people and organizations to come up with the peoples’ solutions to the economic and ecological crisis that we face. More than 30,000 people participated in the 2007 US Social forum in Atlanta and the 2010 US Social Forum in Detroit.
Now we need your help to build momentum towards the third US Social Forum in June 2015. Your support will fuel two critical building blocks of the social forum process – Peoples Movement Assemblies (PMAs) and Movement Schools.
To all of our PPEHRC Supporters in Virginia:
Come and hear Cheri Honkala speak at Lynchburg College November 8th at 1pm located in the Sydnor Performance Hall to kick off their “Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week”.
The US Social Forum taking place in Philadelphia, June 25-29, 2015 is a convergence driven by the understanding that people’s movements are what create social change. It is an opportunity for regional and issue-specific social justice projects to work toward broader unity. The goal is to map out action plans for a cohesive movement and organize to be on the offense against all forms of oppression.
We are excited to announce our new USSF website: ussfphilly.org
Check it out for more information about organizing that is going on in Philadelphia such as PMA events, local work group meetings, and meet and greet events. There is also a section for a community calendar where we highlight social justice related events happening in Philly. If you are interested in having an event on our calendar, email us at email@example.com