Photos by Brita Brookes. US Social Forum Detroit Opening March 2010. Photos published with permission: Britabrookes@gmail.com
DETROIT FREE PRESS: Thousands of people connected to social, political and labor groups from around the country walked down Woodward Avenue in Detroit on Tuesday in the opening march of the US Social Forum convention. The convention, which runs through Saturday at Cobo Center, was expected to draw 11,000 people. The marchers carried banners and signs dealing with the environment, unemployment, immigration and labor issues. "We want to make a stand for all conditions for all people to be better," said Joan Jacobs of Port Huron, a member of the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Nation, based in Harbor Springs. She was marching dressed in a traditional buckskin dress with beadwork. Accompanying her was her daughter Marcy McDonald, 30, of Shelby Township and two granddaughters Julie McDonald, 4, and Aubrie, 9. Read article ...
RAW VIDEO: Indigenous lead opening march at US Social Forum
Watch raw video from Earthcycles: March include Indigenous Environmental Network, Navajos with banner, 'Respect Navajo Ban on Uranium Mining,' and AIM song; http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/7833025