The US Social Forum 2010 has begun! SCSJ is among the 1800 organizations in Detroit, MI attending the forum titled: Another World is Possible, Another US is Necessary, Another Detroit is Happening.
The week-long forum was launched with a march attended by over 13,000 diverse people. The atmosphere is full of a collective spirit ready for change.
The protesters are concerned about the shut-offs of Detroit’s city utilities against elderly, disabled, welfare, and low-income recipients who have fallen behind in paying their bills. They are seeking a moratorium to the shut-offs after at least 4 people died as a result of their effects.
The March ended at Cobo Hall with a celebration and dance from the Native Americans from Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
At the forum, every major issue concerning the US has a place to be considered. We are looking forward to an enlightening week! For more pictures, click here.