DETROIT, Mich. — Rev. Phil Reller, coordinator for Phoenix-based Southwest Conference United Church of Christ, arrived here Monday night, hoping to share with other participants his views on immigration debates in Arizona.
Gloria Sandoval of California Central Valley Journey for Justice, along with her colleague, came to continue pushing for minorities’ rights to proper health care and quality education. And Michele Kelley, who volunteers for Families United for Racial and Economic Equality in New York City, wanted to network with other social movement groups.
Reller, Sandoval and Kelley are just three among the thousands of community activists, journalists, artists, the ethnic media, environmentalists, human rights leaders, and other social advocates from across the country and around the world gathered here for the five-day U.S. Social Forum. (mais…)