Hello friends & allies! We wanted to extend a personal invitation to an important event coming up this Saturday: THE GREATER DC PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY, presented by the DC Metro Social Forum. Also, Sadie-Ryanne will be facilitating a breakout session for LGBTQ organizers. The session will be a time for us to reflect on some of the goals, successes and strategies that we have in mind as we think about the better world that we’re all working toward. So come meet and network with tons of other awesome activists and ensure that LGBTQ issues are included in the broader social justice movement!
THE GREATER DC PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY
Saturday, May 15, 2010.
Plymouth Congregational UCC
5301 North Capitol Street, NE. Fort Totten Metro Station (green/red lines)
For more information, to RSVP or sign on to the campaign check out www.greaterDCsocialforum.ning.com.
Need childcare? Please RSVP with # of children, special needs and language needs by May 7.
Lunch provided! Suggested donation $7.
AFTER PARTY! Dance for peace all night long: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/event.php?eid=104487136262947
“One of the things that has to be faced is the process of waiting to change the system, how much we have got to do to find out who we are, where we have come from and where we are going.” -Ella Baker
More info below the cut.
Why: The Greater DC People’s Assembly is organized by the DC Metro Social Forum to meet and connect with people from across the DC Metro area who are working for change; to discuss our common problems and where our issue areas overlap; to work toward a common political analysis and list of priorities that we can all work on together, in solidarity with each other’s struggles.
What is a People’s Assembly?
A People’s Assembly is a gathering of people to discuss and analyze our conditions, and to come up with demands, commitments, and visions for how things could be different. The People’s Assembly is also a facilitated space to decide and coordinate actions that will bring us closer to those visions.
Goals for the People’s Assembly include:
• Increasing coordination in the DC Metro area
• Building relationships
• Developing infrastructure to communicate regularly
• Pooling resources and information
• Developing a shared analysis, vision and platform for the city in 2010/2011
• Education regarding emerging alternatives locally, nationally, internationally
• Embracing the cultural diversity of the city
This is one of the activities leading up to the US Social Forum being held in Detroit this summer, June 22-26, 2010. For more information on the US Social Forum, go to www.ussf2010.org.