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USA, Poverty Working Group Announcements USSF

Over 20,000 people from across the United States and the world will unite at USSF in Detroit from June 22 – 26 to articulate visions and plan concrete strategies to strengthen and build our movements for social justice. The USSF is grounded in an understanding that successful social movements are always led by those most affected. The Poverty Working Group of the USSF has been working for months to bring poor people from across the country to Detroit for this historic opportunity to unite and create strategic plans for action.

At a time when corporate control of the planet continues to concentrate the world's wealth into fewer hands and spread poverty to the masses, it is more crucial than ever that the poor and unemployed are in the leadership of the movement to end poverty.

The USSF Poverty Working Group, co-organized by Detroit-based Michigan Welfare Rights Organization and National Welfare Rights Union, and the national Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, wants to invite you to attend our poverty program, led by poor folks at the forefront of the movement to end poverty.

Our program includes:

  • Sunday, June 20: A march into Detroit onwith the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign’s & Poverty Working Group March to Fulfill the Dream
  • Tuesday, June 22 at 10 am (Cobo Hall), opening day and Saturday June 26 (TBD) closing day of the USSF : A Poverty Summit
  • Tuesday, June 22 at 10 am (DTE World Headquarters, 1 Energy Plaza, corner of Bagley & Third A rally hosted by Michigan Welfare Rights Union & the Poverty Working Group at DTE Energy on Tuesday, which will join the opening march to the USSF. DTE’s aggressive practice of electricity shutoffs to poor families and low-income seniors has caused several people, including children, to die in fires trying to keep themselves and their families warm.
  • A Poverty Tent in the USSF Vision Village with workshops, networking, arts & culture
  • People’s Movement Assemblies (PMA) (Cobo Hall):
    1. Wednesday June 23 at 1 pm:World Court on Poverty in the U.S.: Disappeared in America
    2. Thursday June 24 at 1 pm: How to Claim the Right to Housing and the City: Take Over, Take Back, and Take It to the World
    3. Friday June 25 at 1 pm: What the Health Happened and How Do We Get the Health Care We Need


For more information please visit www.ussf2010.org/poverty or email poverty@lists.ussf2010.org .

att: Marian Kramer, PWG Co-chair
23 East Adams
Detroit, MI 48226

Another world is possible. Another U.S. is necessary. Another Detroit is now!


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