The US Social Forum (USSF) is a movement building process. It is not a conference but it is a space to come up with the peoples’ solutions to the economic and ecological crisis. The USSF is the next most important step in our struggle to build a powerful multi-racial, multi-sectoral, inter-generational, diverse, inclusive, internationalist movement that transforms this country and changes history.
For 2015 social justice activists will gather in San Jose, California, on June 24-28, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on June 25-28. Visit the USSF site to learm more about the Forum and how to get involved.
What are the goals of the USSF?
The following goals build upon discussions at the previous two U.S. Social Forums and subsequent dialogues among participants in the U.S. Social Forum process:
- Create a space for social movement analysis, popular and political education, convergence, and strategic discussion.
- Advance Peoples Movement Assemblies’ agendas for ongoing action directed toward social transformation.
- Build stronger relationships, collaboration, and social movements across fronts of struggle for political understanding, strategic direction, and a powerful political force.
- Deepen our collaboration with global social movements and our practice of international solidarity and joint struggle.
- Strengthen local capacity to improve social conditions and social struggle.
- Model and practice our values and our vision of another world (e.g., celebration, caring, support of identity, cooperation, collectivity, justice, equality, democracy, and sustainability).