National Planning Committee

National Planning Committee (NPC)

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. In 2013 The decision was made to become a polycentric process, and Philadelphia, Jackson and San Jose were selected as host sites.

As the process continued and expanded, more and more possibilities were realized along with various challenges faced.

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.

Information about applying for NPC membership can be found here.

NPC members (as of May 2015):

AFL-CIO (International)
AlternateROOTS (Regional)
Alliance For Global Justice-Fiscal Sponsor
American Friends Services Committee (National)
Assembly to End Poverty
Christian Homeless Alliance Ministry
Cooperation Jackson
Direct Action Welfare Group (DAWG)
Disabled In Action
Hip Hop Congress
Global Climate Convergence
Independent Progressive Politics Network (National)
International Network of Scholar Activists (National)
League of Revolutionaries for a New America (LRNA) (National)
Legal Aid Society Of Santa Clara County
May First/People Link (National)
Move To Amend
Movimiento Independentista Nacional Hostosiano
National Day Laborers Organizing Network (National)
Occupy Theory
People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond (New Orleans, LA)
Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, PPEHRC (National)
Project South (Regional)
Rap Force Academy
Right 2 Survive
Right to the City (National)
Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples
Southeast Michigan Jobs with Justice (Detroit, MI)--Anchor Organization
Southwest Workers Union (San Antonio, TX)
United for Peace & Justice (UFPJ)
USA-Canada Alliance of Inhabitants (USACAI)
U.S. Solidarity Economy Network (U.S. SEN) (National)
U.S. Palestinian Community Network (U.S. PCN) (International)
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (International)
Women of Color United (National)