USSF Starter Kit – Neoliberalism in Our Communities

Workshop Goals:

  • To understand neo-liberalism, the current economic system in this country and how it is different than previous stages of capitalism
  • To share how neo-liberalism plays out in our communities
  • To show how neo-liberalism plays out in Third World countries
  • To challenge the myth that “There Is No Alternative” and inspire hope that another way is possible.

This workshop was developed in preparation for the first US Social Forum.

For 2010’s USSF, this US Social Forum Workshop Series was developed by SOUL (School of Unity & Liberation) in conjunction with POWER (People Organized to Win Employment Rights) and Causa Justa::Just Cause (CJJC) in the San Francisco Bay Area. This Workshop Series is designed to support organizations in developing unique curriculum to prepare delegations to attend the US Social Forum 2010 in Detroit.

The other workshops in this series are:

  • History of the World Social Forum/US Social Forum
  • Detroit 101 Converging Crises: Economy, Ecology, Empire
  • Standing with the People of the World
  • Neoliberalism in Our Communities
  • In It to Win It: Our Movement and Strategies.*

You can find them here on Build the Wheel.*

* “In It to Win It.. .” coming soon!