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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-19-10 06:49 AM
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Anybody going to participate in the US Social Forums coming to Detroit next week?
My daughter's involved and my sister-in-law is coming
in from Vermont as an organizer.

I'm bummed that it will be one of the two busiest
weeks for me at work, but I'm going to try to sneak
in a lecture or two.

Check it out:

http://www.democracytrack.org/
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-20-10 03:04 PM
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1. I wondered if anyone was going
Not sure what my schedule looks like yet. I kind of take it day to day now.
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-20-10 10:18 PM
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2. Luke's brother is in town to organize for the Vermont peeps...
He says that there will be over 30,000 attendees
from all over the country.

Apparently, they haven't done a very good job
of including the locals ... I've barely seen
any info about it here.
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-24-10 08:25 PM
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5. Nary a word on the news or in the paper
I bet if it were something like CPAC we would have heard about it ad nauseum.

Turns out I've been far too busy all week to even think about it.
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Cal Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-25-10 08:06 PM
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6. There have been a ton of local groups there (and individuals)
Edited on Fri Jun-25-10 08:11 PM by Cal Carpenter
including a lot of organized labor and other worker's rights groups, the Moratorium Now group (for foreclosure and utility shut offs), churches involved in the marches and some events, various nonprofits, tours of Detroit with various themes, and much more.

In addition to Cobo, workshops and events were held at other locations like the UAW building, WSU, WCCC, a couple different churches..

Not to mention that between the programming on the first and last days (tomorrow being the last), basically a whole day is *devoted* to issues facing Detroit, as presented by local people.

Just for the record.

eta: here's a sample of the workshops tomorrow morning. Tuesday morning was similar - it's all Detroit


http://organize.ussf2010.org/workshops



Detroit Highlighted: East Michigan Environmental Action Council
Jun 26 2010 - 10:00am Cobo Hall: W2-67


Detroit Highlighted: Luella Hannan Memorial Foundation
Jun 26 2010 - 10:00am Cobo Hall: O2-39


Detroit Highlighted: Hush House
Jun 26 2010 - 10:00am Cobo Hall: W2-65


Detroit Highlighted: Michigan Legal Services
Jun 26 2010 - 10:00am Cobo Hall: O2-40


Detroit Highlighted: Moratorium Now
Jun 26 2010 - 10:00am Cobo Hall: O2-41


Detroit Highlighted: People United As One
Jun 26 2010 - 10:00am Cobo Hall: O2-42


Detroit Highlighted: People's Water Board Detroit
Jun 26 2010 - 10:00am Cobo Hall: D2-09


Detroit Highlighted: Recycle Detroit
Jun 26 2010 - 10:00am Cobo Hall: D2-10


Detroit Highlighted: Sierra Club
Jun 26 2010 - 10:00am Cobo Hall: D2-11


Detroit Highlighted: The Hub of Detroit
Jun 26 2010 - 10:00am Cobo Hall: W2-68


Detroit Highlighted: Threat Management Center
Jun 26 2010 - 10:00am Cobo Hall: W2-69


Detroit Highlighted: United Housing Coalition
Jun 26 2010 - 10:00am Cobo Hall: D2-12


Detroit Highlighted: Urban Network
Jun 26 2010 - 10:00am Cobo Hall: W2-70


Detroit Highlighted: Young Detroit Builders
Jun 26 2010 - 10:00am Cobo Hall: D2-13


Detroit Highlighted: Michigan Veteran's Foundation
Jun 26 2010 - 10:00am Cobo Hall: D2-08


Detroit Highlighted: Earthworks
Jun 26 2010 - 10:00am Cobo Hall: Riverview Ballroom (W1-52)


Detroit Highlighted: Fender Bender
Jun 26 2010 - 10:00am Cobo Hall: W2-61


Join us to learn more about the work we do around the city of Detroit.

Detroit Highlighted: Greening of Detroit
Jun 26 2010 - 10:00am Cobo Hall: W2-58


Detroit Highlighted: The History of Labor in Detroit
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maddogesq Donating Member (915 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-10 10:07 AM
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3. Adrian, Reggie and Donna from SICKO will be there.
Sharon, see Andrian Campbell's posts on Facebook. If I can, I want to get down there once I find out what time my heroes will be speaking on Thursday or Friday.
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Cal Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-10 12:25 PM
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4. I'll be there
Most of the week..
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