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USSF Strategy Retreat August 4-5, Atlanta Georgia

Members of the US Social Forum Accountability and Coordination Team, along with representatives of active working groups and other NPC members and friends at Project South will review the current political moment and the experiences of past USSF organizing as we outline the path towards the next US Social Forum. We welcome input from members of the National Planning Committee and others and will share notes and reports on the meeting after it happens. This is a very important convening and the fact that all of you will “Make it Happen,” is significant.

  • REMINDER: Those who cannot attend the meeting are invited to send your thoughts on the *USSF-3 Strategy Discussion Paper that will help orient discussion at the retreat. Send your thoughts to

Full meeting notes
diagram of PMA process links to USSF Convergence and beyond

Readings: Please read the following documents in advance of the meeting.

Other background material Orientation and History of Social Forums

Logistics The retreat is being held at Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty and Genocide 9 Gammon Ave SE Atlanta, GA 30315. 404.622.0602 office 678.951.0556 fax. MAP

For those of you who have registered at the airport area hotels on Virginia Ave., all have a shuttle that will take you from the airport to the hotel site: Motel 6, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn, Hilton Inn, etc. Most are relatively reasonably priced. There is free parking at the Virginia Ave. hotels. Project South has a parking lot with limited parking. Information regarding driving to the Project South site is here MAP.

The Retreat Hotel pick-ups to the Project South site are scheduled for 8:00 am on Sunday 8/4 and Monday 8/5. You will need to check-out the morning of 8/5 if you’re being picked-up. Breakfast begins at 8:30 at Project South, and we will start the strategy retreat at 9:00 sharp. Lunch will be provided and dinner is on your own.

For those of you who are requesting travel subsidies, a form will be available at the retreat.Please keep all receipts. For those of you who are flying, we need BOARDING PASSES, so hold onto them, too. Once receipts, boarding passes and the forms are received, your subsidy will be sent.

Looking forward to seeing all of you soon!

Retreat Contacts: Kali Akuno, Rose Brewer, 612-578-2041, Jen Cox, 215-906-4087, Walda Katz-Fishman,301-367-1079,