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The Commons Rises in Detroit

On the Commons joins the action at the U.S. Social Forum. Follow us on Twitter and blogs

| by Jay Walljasper

On the Commons is headed to Detroit to take part in the U.S. Social Forum— a large scale gathering of people committed to making history by transforming American society.

The focus of the event, held June 22-26, is to find equitable solutions to the ongoing economic and ecological crises by building “a powerful multi-racial, multi-sectoral, inter-generational,? diverse, inclusive, internationalist movement.” The Forum—inspired by the World Social Forums held in Brazil, India, Kenya and other countries— is expected to attract 10,000 participants.

Reclaiming the commons is a major theme of this year’s Social Forum, and On the Commons is convening a number of events in a workshops, People’s Movement Assembly events and discussions at local watering holes

Whether you make it to Detroit or not, you can be a part of the action by following us on twitter@ Onthecommons.org (#commoner) and on-the-scene blogs here at Onthecommons.org.

*On the Commons will co-convene participants from across the U.S. and the global South at a key strategy session to Re/Claim Our Commons

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