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. Contacts: Joseph Lacey (joseph AT mayfirst.org) [Alfredo Lopez(alfredo AT mayfirst.org)] and Jackie Smith (jsmith1037 AT gmail.com)
- 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 Mayfirst.org; Newsletter/Editorial Collective jsmith1037 at gmail.com, Language Justice roberto at ussocialforum.net.
- Title: USSFwiki.org training hosted by Mark Dilley
- Sunday March 23rd 4PM Eastern/3PM CT/2PM MT/ 1PM Pacific
- Format is 30 min. webinar / screen share, then Q&A. Please have access to a computer so you can fully participate.
- Description: A basic training of how to use the wiki, basic wiki concepts and where to ask for help.
- Date & Time: Sun, Mar 23rd, 2014 at 4:00 pm EDT
- Please register for the above meeting by visiting this link: http://Mark48.EnterTheMeeting.com/m/BFWQXZT2
- Once you have registered, we will send you the information you need to join the webinar.
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!
- E-newsletters Editorial Collective-Our regular 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.
- Language Justice
Meetings & Agendas
- Next Meeting: TBA. To sign up for task force in particular area -- Tech/Website; Communications-Media; Language Justice; Resource Mobilization-- please email Jackie firstname.lastname@example.org
- Conference Call-in number: 718-303-3204 (press 6 after connecting, then 1000#)
Or you can join via the web: https://live.mayfirst.org/mexcla/en/1000
Background Resources & Links
- Comms-Tech proposal for US Social Forum 3
- 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