DC Metro Social Forum
We call for a DC Metro Social Forum on March 3, 2007 at Catholic University to build a movement to imagine and create another metro DC.
Join with hundreds of other DC area residents as we build a movement for social justice. Here in the shadow of the White House and the Pentagon we suffer the local consequences of a world built on greed and oppression. While empire is being built, our schools are being devastated, our neighborhoods are being gentrified, and our rights to adequate healthcare and affordable transportation are being taken away piece by piece. While many imagine DC to be a city of great wealth, we speak to another metro DC – the metro DC that is majority African American and Latino and that stands on the corner looking for work each dawn; the metro DC that changes the bed pans, and makes the beds; that cuts grass, hair, or nails; that builds homes, bridges and museums. Together we say – Enough! A thousand small organizations, a million living room conversations, and a billion acts of resistance every day… it is not enough!
JOIN US! We seek people from all walks of life – but committed to a new metro DC. We seek students, workers, poets, activists – all are invited to participate in the DC Metro Social Forum on March 3rd at Catholic University (620 Michigan Ave., NE, Washington, DC 20064, on the Red line – Brookland/CUA station). We will have a variety of speakers, workshops, cultural activities – fun and struggle. The focus of this one-day forum is on social-economic justice and equality, the issues and the struggles. Examples include: youth and education, building black brown alliances, affordable housing, access to healthcare, and local-global organizing. Other workshops and themes are welcome. We’re creating a space to learn, strategize and build a movement to create “another metro DC” – join us!
Registration Opens at 8:30 AM!
Schedule of Workshops - check out the different workshops you can attend
Directions to Caldwell Hall - where you register on March 3rd