ANN ARBOR AREA SOCIAL FORUM
Announcing the ANN ARBOR AREA SOCIAL FORUM on Saturday, February 19th, 1:00 p.m. at 310 S. Ashley, Ann Arbor, "Hathaway's Hideaway"
Come for an afternoon of learning and sharing ideas for social & economic change in Ann Arbor's First Annual Social Forum. By exploring the root causes of current problems in the world, workshops will show the inter-connections among issues and encourage collaboration among progressive groups.
The forum begins with reports from participants in the World Social Forum, Brazil, followed by workshops on globalization, environmental justice, creating a self-reliant community, US imperialism, intentional communities, local media, and work by Artists for Peace.
The forum is sponsored by a coalition of local progressive and activist groups. Admission is free, tea and snacks provided.
1 p.m. Introduction & report from World Social Forum, Brazil
2:45-3:45 Workshops session I
4:00-5:00 Workshops session II
5:15-6:00 Reports from workshops and discussions for future directions
- What is globalization?
- Creating intentional communities
- Iraq & U.S. imperialism
- Ending the occupation of Palestine
- Ann Arbor: a Living Economy Community
- Natural building
- Environmental Justice
- Zero Waste
- Artists for Peace
- Community radio
- Where does the progressive movement go from here?
This event is being sponsored by Solidarity, the Greens, People's Progressive Network, Students Organizing for Labor Equality, Ann Arbor Coalition Against the War, Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice, Women's International League for Peace and Justice, Town Meeting, and Welfare Rights Union.
posted by Cyndy