Pacific Northwest Peoples Movement Assembly.

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Date: 
Fri, 09/26/2014 (All day) - Sun, 09/28/2014 (All day)
Description: 

The Pacific NW Social Forum (PNWSF)is not a conference, it is a convergence of people's movements who's primary work & struggles take place in No Cal, OR, WA, British Columbia, MT, ID, UT, Hawaii & Alaska to build solidarity and unified action toward social, economic and environmental justice in the Pacific NW.

We are a motion that is a part of the U.S. and World Social Forum processes. The USSF current 3-year plan calls for People's Movement Assemblies in 2014; USSFIII in 2015 in multiple locations and a National People's Movement Assembly in 2015. Go to http://www.ussocialforum.net/about for more information on the U.S. & World Social Forum.

We will hold a People's Movement Assembly (PMA) that will create & propose a Pacific NW People's Agenda for Action–a document that will guide us.

This PMA will be one of many PMA's taking place across the country in 2014 to inform, and prepare for, the USSFIII in 2015!

We will learn about each others struggles and connect to each others campaigns with the goal of mutual support and building toward a powerful movement for social justice in the Pacific NW. We will reach across fronts of struggle to find where we have common goals and where we can build unity, capacity and effectiveness to end the violent systems of oppression all around us and build systems that will meet the needs of all people and sustain the ecosystems of our region and the planet .

We will hear from those in other regions building region based social movements through similar processes (see http://southtosouth.org/southern-movement-assembly-2012/ for example).

Friday, September 26th, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm: Benefit Concert with Mic Crenshaw and Friends. Will benefit the Social Forum and the Burundi Computer Center supported by Global Fam.
    Saturday, September 27th 9:00am to 9:00pm: People's Movement Assemblies and Developing our Pacific NW Plan of Action Together.
    Sunday, September 28th 12:00-2:00: Taking Direct Action Together for Social, Economic and Climate/Environmental Justice- location to be determined.

http://pnwsf.org/

Registration and Childcare information
http://pnwsf.org/content/register-now
Location: 
First Unitarian Church, Sanctuary: 1211 SW Main St., Portland, Oregon 97205
Email: 
nwsocialforum@gmail.com

 

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