An Open Letter from MWRO Member, Ann Grimmett:
I’m here in Detroit, the site of the 2nd United States Social Forum, and we’d like to extend an invitation to everyone that’s interested, to attend this historic, cultural, and enlightening venue!
The unique properties that helped to get Detroit chosen for the site of the 2010 USSF include, (1) Our diversity, we are touted as the “Blackest” city in the US, our Mexican town is and has been a thriving community for decades, and we also boast the largest Arab American population outside of the Middle East! (2) We are on prime “Waterfront” and on an “International Border”! (3) Our Cultural Community is second to none! (4) We are the home of “Belle Isle,” a unique “island” from where you can actually see the Canadian shore! We are also “The Melting Pot of America”!
We are “The Motor City” and the name “Motown” is synonymous with music at its best! The motto of Detroit is Speramus Meliora Resurget Cineribus which translates to “We hope for better things, it shall rise from the ashes!” which has been Detroit’s motto since the 1800’s!
I know I’ll see you all, as you join us to build this movement of movements! The USSF will be in Detroit from June 22-26, 2010.
(Image courtesy of US Social Forum)