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US Social Forum Highlights Detroit as "Solution City"

Posted by: Jackie Smith, Co-coordinator of USSF Writers Network (ussfwriters2010.blogspot.com)

Crowds of weary-looking activists and organizers mustered the energy for the US Social Forum’s fifth and final day of activities. They spent the morning sessions learning about local organizing and coalition work presented in two dozen “Detroit Highlighted” workshops. These workshops were a feature of the USSF aimed at lifting up Detroit’s stories of success as a counter to popular images of the city’s desolation and decay.

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