We know children have their own ideas about the world, and we honor them as an integral part of this political process. The USSF is also committed to ensuring that parents can participate in workshops, events, and more knowing that their children are fully incorporated into the Social Forum process in meaningful ways. Both sites will be safely set up in Cobo Hall with convenient access for parents/guardians. Youth ages 13 & 14 are invited to volunteer as aides in the childcare space.
We know children have their own ideas about the world, and we honor them as an integral part of this political process. The USSF is also committed to ensuring that parents can participate across workshops, events, and more knowing that their children are fully incorporated into the Social Forum process in meaningful ways.
On Tuesday from 9am – 1:30pm; and Wednesday – Saturday from 9am – 6pm, we will engage children deeply in the content of the forum and in their own creative and fun process. Children ages 5 – 12 are invited to participate in the Children’s Social Forum!
The theme for the Children's Social Forum will be "Listen to the Children." We will create a safe place where children are learning and creating art with a variety of Detroit’s children's organizations. Children will be guided through their own social forum experience by teachers and artists in Cobo Hall, overlooking the Detroit River. What can children expect to experience at the Children’s Social Forum? Offerings include: a dress-up space with clothes on a rack, wigs and shoes; art tables and supplies; storytellers and hand held musical instruments, drums and rattles; large and small puppets, paper maché animals and masks; a low stage for musicians, dancers and theatrical performances; and comfort and nap stations. In this space, children ages 5-12 will learn about Detroit, produce art that tells the stories of their families and craft signs after they learn about the power of solidarity. They will also learn and practice the song, “Listen to the Children” as they envision a new world.
Daily CSF Schedule
The Children’s Social Forum will be open Tuesday from 9am – 1:30pm, and Wednesday – Saturday from 9am – 6pm. There will be a field trip to the beautiful Belle Isle on Friday where the children can engage in outdoor activities and a picnic lunch.
See the Children's Social Forum Program Schedule for more information on daily scheduled activities and fun!
We are pleased to announce that the USSF will make child care available for children and babies 4 yrs of age and under! Storytellers, musicians, and friendly volunteers will play with, read to and work on crafts with our littlest guests. Childcare space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Daily CC Schedule
Child Care will be open Tuesday from 9am – 1:30pm, and Wednesday – Saturday from 9am – 6pm.
See the Child Care Schedule for more information on daily scheduled activities for little ones.
While our hope is that every child has access to this wonderful experience, the space and resources we have are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-register here or fully register on-site at Cobo where you will receive further information on safety, schedules and expectations.
Daily registration fee: From $5 (low income) to $10 per child.
For general information, please contact the CSF-Child Care contact person: Mars Fernandez Burgos at email@example.com
You can also download and mail in the CSF-CCC pre-registration form by Clicking Here