Tuesday, May 16, 2006

The Midwest Social Forum - July 7-9, 2006

The Midwest Social Forum is an annual gathering of grassroots organizations, community activists, artists, workers, educators, students, and others committed to making a better, more just world possible. It provides an open space for exchanging experiences and information, strengthening alliances and networks, and developing effective strategies for progressive social, economic, and political change. This year it will be held in Milwaukee, July 7-9, 2006, at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Student Union.

Thursday, July 6 will be devoted to retreats and caucuses by communities or networks wishing to gather ahead of time in order to strengthen their collective vision and planning for long-term campaigns and projects, and enhance their capacity to participate in the Forum in a more organized and purposeful way. For example, a youth retreat is currently being organized by several Midwest-based youth organizations. If your organization would like to organize a retreat or caucus with other organizations in the region, whether on the basis of a specific community or around a particular issue focus, fill out this form.

The early deadline to propose sessions and activities has been extended until May 15th. Activities can include workshops, panels, training sessions, round tables, retreats, caucuses, films, and other cultural events. Proposals received by this early deadline have the potential to receive the most widespread and advanced publicity. Download or fill out an online proposal form here.

Registration is now open, and early registrants receive a 10% discount. Download or fill out an online registration form here.



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