In June, thousands of social justice activists met in Detroit at the USSF to discuss, plan, and organize the struggle for a more just, equitable, and sustainable world. It was the second of these vibrant, cross-issue social change gatherings.
In what we hope will be one of many USSF programs, members of the Texas State Employees Union, CWA Local 6186, will host a gathering to hear reports from Austinites who attended this important and inspiring event. We will tend toward a labor perspective. You will enjoy pictures and videos.
Those making reports include:
Anne Lewis, a TSEU activist, who will show clips from a presentation she made to the US Social Forum ( http://www.ussf2010.org/ ) about Anne Braden, a most dedicated fighter against racism and political repression.
Josefina Castillo and Judith Rosenberg of Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera, ( http://afsc.org/resource/austin-tan-cerca-de-la-frontera-forging-relationships-across-borders ) which organizes solidarity and support for workers in Mexico organizing inside and outside of unions
Leslie Cunningham, a TSEU activist, who will report on the role of labor unions in the social justice movement
Maribel Falcon of Workers Defense Project/Proyecto Defensa Laboral ( http://www.workersdefense.org/ ), which is having great success on worker pay and safety issues in Austin as part of the labor movement which is larger than unions alone.
Carmen Llanes, with PODER ( http://www.poder-texas.org/ ) in East Austin, who will report on environmental justice organizing.
For more information, contact Will Rogers at 280-7549 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a ZGraphix production.
Produced by Jeff Zavala