June 21, 2010
More than 40 ACE members and organizers will be attending the US Social Forum (USSF) in Detroit this week to connect with people across the country working on issues like improving public transit, youth organizing and green jobs. The USSF is an incredible opportunity to share knowledge and strengthen a national movement for social and environmental justice.
Over the next five days, we will be participating in workshops and events, and holding spaces to foster dialogue and learning. REEP Youth will lead a workshop on transit justice at the Youth Space organized by the National Youth Working Group. Right to the City, a coalition that includes ACE, will hold an Urban Forum and a People’s Congress to discuss gentrification and displacement. We’ll also be connecting with other groups organizing for first class public transit to collaborate and share information on our campaigns.
The ACE crew is part of a 250 person contingent, including 150 youth, representing 32 organizations traveling together by bus to Detroit. Over the past few months, we’ve been preparing for our collective work and combining fundraising efforts to send folks to the forum.
Earlier this month, ACE and Project HIP-HOP held a yard sale to help raise funds for the trip. Thank you members and supporters for donating hundreds of items, volunteering at the sale and helping us to get to the USSF! Interested in making a donation to bring members to the US Social Forum? Note "USSF" in your check memo field or the dedication/on behalf field if giving online. Thank you so much!