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The Communications and technology working group supports and advances the internal and external communication of the USSF and develops and manages technology for advancing USSF work.

Technology Principles 2010 USSF


Joseph Lacey (joseph AT [Alfredo Lopez(alfredo AT] and Jackie Smith (jsmith1037 AT

Join the e-mail list for info. on working group and task force meetings.

We need volunteers to help build our movements and tell the stories of the US and World Social Forum process. Please join us to meet cool people, share and maybe learn new skills, and make another world possible! Contacts: Website Joseph at; Newsletter jsmith1037 at, Expanded: cherihonkalappehrc @; Joseph joseph @

Projects/ Task Forces

The communications team works as task forces, so contact one of the co-chairs to find out how best to put your skills to work!

Website Design
US Social Forum Website (
E-newsletters Our monthly e-newsletter reports on the US and World Social Forum process & helps build our movement by telling our own history, offering analysis, and encouraging creative discussion about social change work in this political moment.
USSF Newsletter Report 2012
Language Justice
Draft Communications Strategy for USSF 3


Meetings & Agendas

Next Meeting: TBA
Call-in: (641)715-3200 Code: 401123#

Past meeting notes

Background Resources & Links

The Organic Internet Organizing History's Largest Social Movement
This is a must-read for activists working to develop movements' communications capacity. Based on many years of experience of May First/People Link organizers.

Solidarity Requires Dialogue Around the world, people have been identifying the need to expand our use of technology to enhance participation and dialogue in the US and World Social Forum.

Debates on how to Expand Participation in the World Social Forum 2013
Discussion Document on New Movement Technologies, by Canada-Quebec Indigenous People's Forum

Return to the March 2013 Convergence Committee Page

Archive: Communications Team for Detroit USSF Communications-Media Working Group

MARCH 8-10 USSF Expanded in Philadelphia, PA
Debrief from Friday panel streaming
Notes: Comms-Tech agenda moving forward