Friday, April 06, 2007

Go Fight the Power!

Get funding to attend the 2007 US Social Forum in Atlanta June 27 - July 1, 2007. According to the website, the US Social Forum is

more than a conference, more than a networking bonanza, more than a reaction to war and repression. The USSF will provide space to build relationships, learn from each other's experiences, share our analysis of the problems our communities face, and bring renewed insight and inspiration. It will help develop leadership and develop consciousness, vision, and strategy needed to realize another world.

The USSF sends a message to other people’s movements around the world that there is an active movement in the US opposing US Policies at home and abroad.

We must declare what we want our world to look like and begin planning the path to get there. A global movement is rising. The USSF is our opportunity to demonstrate to the world Another World is Possible!


To help link feminist movements and social justice movements, The Funding Exchange, Ms. Foundation for Women, Third Wave Foundation, and the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice are jointly providing funding for people to attend the 2007 US Social Forum. They are actively seeking applicants.

Priority will be given to low income women, women of color, young women ages 15 - 30, women with disabilities, lesbians/queer women and transgender people. Formerly incarcerated women are also encouraged to apply. All
participants will be invited to a breakfast the morning of June 28. Grantees
will be asked to write a short essay about their experiences at the US
Social Forum.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE

Get an application here
Email questions to buildingmovements@ms.foundation.org

Or participate in an information call:
US Social Forum 101 Informational Call in English

Wednesday, April 11
3pm Eastern, 2pm Central,
1pm Mountain, Noon Pacific
(888) 296-6500
access code: 387157#

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