Huntington Water Event and CAPMA Planning

Huntington Water Event and CAPMA Planning

On Saturday, December 13, Direct Action Welfare Group in conjunction with The Assembly to End Poverty, and the Poverty Working Group of the US Social Forum will host a discussion of the basic human right to water with special guests from the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization (MWRO).  MWRO has been on the forefront of the fight for water in Detroit and recently hosted the meeting of the United Nations Special Rapporteurs on Water and Housing.

Following the water discussion we will hold a meeting for everyone interested in planning for the Central Appalachian People’s Movement Assembly that will be held in April 2015.

As a member of the National Planning Council of the US Social Forum, and Co-Chair of the Poverty Working Group of the USSF, Direct Action Welfare Group is calling for all interested parties who would like to see a People’s Movement Assembly happen in Central Appalachia to attend an informational planning meeting following the Water is a Human Right discussion on December 13 at the Cabell County Library in Huntington, WV.

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What is a PMA?

As part of the US Social Forum process communities are asked to hold People’s Movement Assemblies leading up to the US Social Forum that will be held in June of 2015.

The US Social Forum PMA Process is designed to build local solidarity and strategy that can be carried on after the PMA process to build people’s movement capacity and effectiveness in creating an even larger and growing national consensus that the current economic system does not serve the majority of the people and that the majority of the people can together address the needs of all people.

The US Social Forum Poverty Working Group utilizes Poverty People’s Movement Assemblies (PMA’s), including supporting the 2015 Central Appalachian PMA, to bring people into the USSF process and to build a strategic and connected movement to end poverty in the US that is regionally based, and ensuring poverty related activities/actions and groups are at the forefront of the USSF.  While Poverty PMA’s are taking place across the country, it is vitally important to support an Appalachian PMA process because of the important historic role this region has played in the war on poverty.  Having a regional process that is supported by the national and international Social Forum processes is a powerful way to build even stronger coalitions and strategy.


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