U.S. Social Forum in Detroit
Against The Current vol. 146

Feeley, Dianne
http://www.solidarity-us.org//node/2802

Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/05/2010
Year Published:  2010  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13646

2010 is a year of one, two, many Social Forums around the world, including the second U.S. Social Forum. The first USSF, attended by more than 12,000, was held three years ago in Atlanta. It featured an opening march that wove through the city streets, stopping for rallies at important sites of social struggle, including Grady Hospital, where activists from AFSCME Local 1644, explained their opposition to the privatization of the city’s largest public hospital. The Forum, the result of two years of planning by a National Planning Committee, included plenaries each evening and 800 workshops.