Friday, July 13th, 2012
The 2010 United States Social Forum (USSF 2010) was a profound event – a time and place upon which social justice-seeking individuals and groups from across the States converged to do many things in a matter of just five days. Organizers term it a movement-building process, and those who attended called the Forum “a collective space that emitted a productive sense of solidarity, unity, progressive voice and vision that I’ve never experienced [before].” At the USSF 2010 in Detroit, participants and organizers hosted myriad cultural and political events throughout the forum, and held an incredible 1,086 workshops.
This is all to say: this thing needed one heck of a program book.
The cover was created from the building blocks of USSF’s graphics suite, conveying both a seriousness about the work to be done, and a deep hope for what our collective future can hold.
As part of the Forum’s commitment to ensuring accessibility, program contents were printed in Spanish and English. This was carried into the tab organization of the publication, to facilitate easy navigation of all 120 pages for as many readers as possible.
The back cover includes a wink to all the Detroiters in attendance, whose pet name for their city is The D.