People's Movement Assemblies


A People's Movement Assembly (PMA) is a gathering of people (25, 250 or more!) who come together to identify community issues, discuss solutions, and commit to actions.

The Assembly is an organizing tool . . .

BEFORE the FORUM: Communities, movement sectors, and regions will gather, reflect, discuss, and articulate the big issues facing our world as well as explore strategic solutions and alternative practices. Communities make commitments at the Assemblies about how to get to the Forum, what to bring to the Forum, and what to bring back.

DURING the FORUM: Organizations will collaborate to hold Assemblies throughout the five days of the Forum to culminate in a national Peoples Movement Assembly on the last day.

AFTER the FORUM: Coordinated actions across the country! The Assembly process offers the opportunity to collectively create action plans and political directions for our movements in the US, our regions, and our local communities.

Currently Planned People's Movement Assemblies include:

    - Border PMA, San Antonio, Texas, February 13, 2010
    - Brownsville PMA, Texas, February 20, 2010
    - Houston PMA, Texas, February 27, 2010
    - Detroit PMA, Michigan, March 13, 2010
    - Portland PMA, Oregon, May 8, 2010

To hold your own PMA:

Click Here to Download the ORGANIZING KIT

Organizing Kit includes:

    - History of the PMA
    - How to put on an Assembly
    - Sample Resolution
    - Organizing Chart for 2010

Easy as A.B.C.D – Assemblies, Brigades, Caravans, & Delegations

Learn more about National happenings on the ground for the forum by visiting the Assemblies, Brigades & Caravans page.

To find out more about the process or to become part of the Peoples Movement Assembly Working Group contact Steph Guilloud at or Ruben Solis at

To see the evolution of the PMA process, please check out the notes and join us on our next call go to People's Movement Assembly on the wiki.