On the Commons is headed to Detroit to take part in the U.S. Social Forum— a large scale gathering of people committed to making history by transforming American society.
The focus of the event, held June 22-26, is to find equitable solutions to the ongoing economic and ecological crises by building “a powerful multi-racial, multi-sectoral, inter-generational,? diverse, inclusive, internationalist movement.” The Forum—inspired by the World Social Forums held in Brazil, India, Kenya and other countries— is expected to attract 10,000 participants.
Reclaiming the commons is a major theme of this year’s Social Forum, and On the Commons is convening a number of events in a workshops, People’s Movement Assembly events and discussions at local watering holes
Whether you make it to Detroit or not, you can be a part of the action by following us on twitter@ Onthecommons.org (#commoner) and on-the-scene blogs here at Onthecommons.org.
*On the Commons will co-convene participants from across the U.S. and the global South at a key strategy session to “Re/Claim Our Commons”:http://organize.ussf2010.org/ws/emerging-strategies-reclaim-commons
* Our Water Commons , a project of OTC, hosts a number of events focusing on a new wave of global activism around the idea of water as a commons belonging to all.
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