Conferences and the US Social Forum

Next week, our office staff will be tiny: only our interns will be present at ol’ 115. Pete and Linda and two of our members are traveling to Chicago for a conference that is held by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation for the recipients of its grants.

At the same time, other members of the Workers’ Center will be representing our organization at the US Social Forum in Detroit. They are joining a busload of Ithaca-area activists on a nine and a half hour bus ride to participate in the many activities. (Check out the impressive list of planned workshops, entertainments, parades, actions and activities on the USSF website — link above.)

Stay tuned for announcements of report-backs from participants later in the summer. Networking means making relationships between groups involved in social justice work across the country — and relationships here in our community as well.