6.0 US SOCIAL FORUM
6.1 US SOCIAL FORUM Program
6.2 other workshops at US SOCIAL FORUM
6.3 Detroit: A Place with A History
The first day of the Social Forum is dedicated entirely to Detroit based activism. In preparation for this, many people have compiled quite a great list of articles, videos, books and more related to the history and present of activism in Detroit. The examples of militant research that have developed in Detroit as well as the USSF's own connection to Militant Research will be very inspiring.
6.4 US SOCIAL FORUM logistics
6.5 US SOCIAL FORUM housing
The links from the USSF describe the various housing options which include solidarity housing, camping, and hotels. The hotel rooms are mostly booked but there may still be some space to share.
6.6 US SOCIAL FORUM travel
6.7 US SOCIAL FORUM Expanded Format for the US Social Forum 2010
6.8 US SOCIAL FORUM Detroit Expanded Workshop Event
6.9 Detroit Expanded
7.0 Allied Media Conference -- Detroit -- June 17-20
The Allied Media Conference advances our visions for a just and creative world. It is a laboratory for media-based solutions to the matrix of life-threatening problems we face. Since our founding in 1999, we have evolved our definition of media, and the role it can play in our lives – from zines to video-blogging to breakdancing, to communicating solidarity and creating justice. Each conference builds off the previous one and plants the seeds for the next. Ideas and relationships evolve year-round, incorporating new networks of media-makers, technologists and social justice organizers. We draw strength from our converging movements to face the challenges and opportunities of our current moment. We are ready to create, connect and transform.
7.1 The Wayne State Conference -- Detroit -- June 21
Contemporary Social Movements and the Social Forum Process: From the Global to the Local
This one-day research conference seeks to draw together scholars engaged in research on the social forum process in order to strengthen our understanding of this important phenomenon, especially U.S. activists participating within it. The World Social Forum (WSF) process represents one of the most important political developments of our time because it has encouraged the mobilization and expansion of transnational alliances among progressive social justice activists and the building of a New Global Left. Social Forums provide “open spaces” where a variety of social actors—grassroots activists, staff within unions and non-governmental organizations, policy experts, students, intellectuals, journalists, and artists—from around the world can meet, exchange ideas, and coordinate actions. …