US Social Forum

Another World Is Possible; Another US Is Necessary


The USSF was held June 22-26, 2010 at Cobo Hall and Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit. The USSF convened social movements from across the United States and globally.

The US Social Forum is more than a conference, more than a networking bonanza, more than a reaction to war and repression. The USSF provides a space to build relationships, learn from each others experiences, share analyses of the problems our communities face, and bring renewed insight and inspiration to social movement organizations. Through the USSF process, grassroots groups, coalitions and networks build leadership and develop collective consciousness, vision, and strategies needed to realize another world.

The USSF sends a message to other people’s movements around the world that there is an active movement in the US opposing government and corporate policies at home and abroad.

We must declare what we want our world to look like and begin planning the path to get there. A global movement is rising. The USSF is our opportunity to demonstrate to the world that Another World is Possible!

People worldwide know that another world is needed. The Social Forum movement process makes that possible. At the USSF organizations from all over the country gather to think about what kind of world is needed and how we can get there.

DC Metro Social Forum

The Labor Heritage Foundation is part of both the local and national organizing efforts and is proud to participate with our family of progressive organizations in the Greater DC area.  DC Metro Social Forum is DC’s local affiliate of the USSF.  A diverse group of progressive organizations are working together to organize the cities participation at the second US Social Forum.