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Los Angeles Social Forum, June 27-29 at USC

Posted by uscsjp on June 23, 2008

For anyone (especially political progressives) in the Los Angeles area, please join us for a weekend of building bridges between LA-based campaigns for social justice, environmental action, criminal reform, election fairness, gender equity, political power and cultural expression.

The Los Angeles Social Forum is a place where Southern California activists will meet and share power, plans, perspectives, and ideas while building a network for peace and social justice.

More than 50 workshops on topics from immigrant rights to informed enlistment will be offered. The Forum is being endorsed or sponsored by more than 50 organizations that work in the Los Angeles area.

Information on workshop topics, registration, and volunteering is available in the forwarded message below, and at lasocialforum.org.

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EXAMPLES OF WORKSHOPS:

It Takes a Village to Rape a Woman | Teaching During a Time of War | Making Our Votes Count for a Voice in Government
Media and Social-Justice Movements | Ongoing Struggle for Lesbian Rights | Organizing for Immigrants’ Rights & Against ICE Raids | Palestine and the Right of Return: 60 years of Exile | Peak Oil | Prevent Unwanted Presidencies: Ways to protect the Nov. 2008 Election | Prison Abolition | Puerto Rico Self Determination/Liberation From Colonziation
Race, Gender and Electoral Politics | Release Women From Prison | Reforming Proposition 13 & Advancing Economic Justice | Revolutionary Journalism | Roots of the Global Food Crisis: How Capitalism Fails to Feed the Hungry
Sexual Politics | Working together for a Fair California Budget | Situational Awareness, Mindfulness, Communication, and Focus | Soul Rebel Radio | Spirituality and the Struggle for Social Justice

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PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE

Friday, June 27:

-7 – 7:45 PM: Registration, Meet & Greet
-7:45 PM: First People Welcome
-8 PM: Opening Plenary & Cultural Performances – The opening plenary will feature local grassroots labor and community organizers/leaders.
-8:45 PM: Drum Circle – An evening of group participation.

Saturday, June 28:

-9 AM: Registration
-9:30 – 11:30 AM: Workshops Session 1
-11:45 AM – 1:30 PM: Lunch
-1:30 – 3:30 PM: Workshops Session 2
-4 – 6 PM: Workshops Session 3
-6 – 7:30 PM: Saturday Closing Words – Following this closing, members of the Figueroa Corridor Coalition for Economic Justice will provide tours of the area that will inform people about local residents’ concerns about the proposed development plan and other issues in the neighborhoods surrounding USC.
-7:30 – 10:30 PM: Party with live music at the William Grants Still Arts Center

Sunday, June 29:

-11 AM – 1 PM: Mini-Assemblies
-1 – 2 PM: Closing Ceremony – Calls to action and reports from the mini-assemblies.

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