In 2006, the first USSF National Planning Committee was created following the 2005 World Social Forum (WSF) in Porto Allegre, Brazil. Grassroots Global Justice--a people of color, grassroots alliance--was delegated by the WSF's International Council to help shepherd the U.S. Social Forum process. These grassroots leaders initiated a process to create the first USSF. The NPC selected Atlanta as the first USSF host city for 2007. In early 2009, the NPC selected Detroit as the second host city for 2010.
The NPC is made up of representatives from a variety of social movement organizations in the U.S. These volunteer members oversee the fiscal and political responsibilities of the USSF.
Update: Information about applying for NPC membership will be posted in Winter 2013.
NPC members (as of March 2013):