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Marchers proclaim "Another World is Possible" at the 2010 U.S. Social Forum in D

Marchers proclaim "Another World is Possible" at the 2010 U.S. Social Forum in Detroit.

Were you at the U.S. Social Forum?  Do you wish you had been?

Organizing for Social Justice: A report back from the USSF with a labor perspective

In June, thousands of social justice activists met at the US Social Forum in Detroit to discuss, plan, and organize the struggle for a more just, equitable, and sustainable world.

Members of the Texas State Employees Union, CWA Local 6186 will host a gathering to hear reports from Austinites who attended this important and inspiring event.

Those making reports include:

Josefina Castillo and Judith Rosenberg of Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera, which organizes solidarity and support for workers in Mexico organizing inside and outside of unions

Leslie Cunningham, a TSEU activist, who will report on the role of labor unions in the social justice movement

Maribel Falcon of Workers Defense Project/Proyecto Defensa Laboral, which is having great success on worker pay and safety issues in Austin as part of the labor movement which is larger than unions alone.

Matt Gossage, Producer of “America’s Family Prison (about Hutto) will report on a coalition effort of the Domestic Workers Union on gentrification and introduce immigration campaigns.

Anne Lewis, a TSEU activist, who will show clips from a presentation she made to the US Social Forum about Anne Braden, a most dedicated fighter against racism and political repression.

Contact Information: 

Will Rogers at 512-280-7549

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