Monday, May 31, 2010

Attention Youth Activists: We’re going to the United States Social Forum 2010!

It’s going to be one HELL of a Summer ROADTRIP!

From June 22-26th activists from all over the country will be converging in Detroit, MI for what is sure to be the largest convention of leftist activists in years! We are expecting more than 10,000 people.

According to the website, “the US Social Forum will provide a space to build relationships, learn from each other's experiences, and share analysis of the problems our communities face. It will help develop leadership, vision, and strategy needed to realize another world”.

Youth Against War and Racism (YAWR) will be organizing a contingent of youth to leave Minneapolis on June 21st, attend the forum for five days, and come back to Minneapolis on June 27th. YAWR will organize transportation, food, and board for all of its contingent members for a fee of $150--$250 per member. If this cost is unaffordable, scholarships are available.

Time will be spent during the forum at workshops, marches, cultural/artistic events during the day and at other times optional recreational activities that include concerts, performances, parties, yoga, and general time to meet people. There will be hundreds of workshops and events to choose from. Some of the workshops are listed here-

If interested, please fill out an application. Request one and direct any questions to the YAWR email More specific information will be sent to those interested in the coming weeks. 

There will be a meeting on June 14th at 7pm with all of those intending to come to the USSF. That meeting will serve as the deadline to get these applications in. 

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