Our delegation of 25 organizers, staff, and members representing all our projects returned on Sunday (6/27) from an exhilarating and all-consuming experience at the US Social Forum in Detroit where more than 15,000 organizers and activists from across the country converged  for 5 days of over 1,000 workshops and assemblies . Thank you to everyone who supported us!
We met so many great people and sponsored and participated in many successful workshops . The biggest highlight was the packed room--standing in the back, people sitting on the floor in the front--for our workshop on Transformative Organizing Theory, with Ai-jen Poo (National Domestic Workers Alliance), Steve Williams (POWER),Cindy Weisner (Grassroots Global Justice), Ng’ethe Maina (Social Justice Leadership), and Patrisse Cullors and Eric Mann (Labor/Community Strategy Center) engaging Eric Mann's new pamphlet, The 7 Components of Transformative Organizing Theory, which identifies 7 core elements of social movement building.
Video of the workshop and discussion are coming soon!