Posted 2 years ago on June 27, 2012, 11:46 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
'We are the 99%' was a prescient slogan that captured one version of reality - that those who drove our country off a cliff with criminal financial speculation represent a very small group, and that their actions harmed everyone else.
But since then, a new kind of reality has emerged, one where groups are focusing on their core issues, constituencies and competencies. Students are organizing around student debt, foreclosure victims are organizing to stop evictions, etc.
Let’s remember though, that the birth of #Occupy was when we all came together. It happened then, it happened on May Day, and it will happen again.
-- from the ‘Your Inbox: Occupied’ team
Occupy These Upcoming Events
Wednesday, June 27th, 8:00am
Occupy The Citi
Citigroup Building - One Court Square- Long Island City
Occupy Astoria LIC invites everyone for a day of public outrage and education, with special guests, as we #OccupyTheCiti. Four years ago, Citigroup and the Wall Street banks crashed the world economy. We will gather, hold teach-ins, and speak truth to power.
Wednesday, June 27th, 6:30pm
OWS Labor Alliance Forum on Closing of Post Offices & Firing of Postal Workers
PSC Office at 61 Broadway, 16th Floor (you’ll need photo ID to get in)
Join us for a program about how it is not the internet, not the recession, not private competition, but Congress that is killing the US postal service. Hear from Chuck Zlatkin, the Legislative and Political Director of the New York Metro Area Postal Union, APWU, AFL-CIO, about how we can fight the union busting!
Thursday, June 28th, 11:30am
Save Downstate Hospital
Downstate Hospital 470 Clarkson Ave, Brooklyn
Join Healthcare for the 99% and the Brooklyn Community to Rally and Speak Out! Governor Cuomo wants to balance the budget by layoffs, hospital closings, and severe pension reductions. Join us to work for better healthcare and more jobs. Reclaim Healthcare for the 99%!
Thursday, June 28th, 6:30pm
OWS Summer Reboot #3
33 W 14th St.
Please join us for the third installment of OWS Summer Reboot on Thursday, June 28. Building on the work done in the first two sessions, we will discuss the following questions: Who or what is OWS at present? Where is it going? What mechanisms are best equipped to share and coordinate the multiple projects undertaken under the umbrella of OWS? What are the prospects for creating a new space of community-wide assembly?
Friday June 29th, 6:00pm
Community Meeting to Discuss the General Assembly
Come discuss our decision-making structures and the consensus process we are using at Occupy Wall Street. Our goal is to rebuild or replace the parts that didn't work, and reclaim that which did. We hope to come together as a group once again, and work more closely together again as we had once before.
Saturday, June 30th, 12:00pm
Week 6 Summer Disobedience School: Expose Media Lies / Confront Fox News
Central Park at Columbus Circle
Come and bring truth to power as we expose FOX News and NY POST for the slanderous hacks they are! If you'd like to do an additional action or have a discussion you'd like to host please, email Week 6 coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, June 30th - Wednesday, July 4th
National Gathering in Philly
Independence Mall in Philadelphia
Occupy movement activists and supporters from across the country will gather in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the first Occupy National Gathering. The main goals of the event are to strengthen our internal bonds, join together in direct actions, and engage in a transparent democratic process reflecting the values of the movement. Hope to see you at the #NatGat!
Tuesday, July 3, 6:00pm
Occupy Public Access Brooklyn: Free Orientations at BCAT-TV
Brooklyn Center for Media Education
This new OWS TV show will begin to air in July on BCAT-TV Brooklyn public access! If you would like to help us shoot the show in the studio or field, please take at least one of the TV Production courses that qualify one to be a Certified Producer. To take any of these courses you must first take a free 2-hour orientation.
Sunday, July 8th, 11:00am
Occupy Town Square: Bushwick
Maria Hernandez Park
Occupy Bushwick & Occupy Town Square present a day of teach-ins, political discussion, food, music, and celebration! Come share your ideas and stories, learn about the movement, argue with us, collaborate with us.
Sunday, July 8th, 8pm
Community Dialogue about September 17
All are invited--from the federal steps to Union Square--from 60 Wall to chatters in livestream land! Let's talk about our first National call to action to come to New York! Get plugged in by sharing thoughts and ideas on how to boldly mark S17 as a day of celebration and a day of rage uniting the 99%.
July 14th and 15th, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Occupy the Stage Scene Creation Workshop
Brooklyn Free School, 372 Clinton Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11238
OWS stakeholders, actors and creatives gather to dialogue about intersecting dynamics of oppression and marginalization within and outside the Occupy movement. Using Theatre of Oppressed techniques, participants will create theatrical scenes that enact oppression, struggle and resistance, as well as ideas for next steps and action in OWS. The scenes can be recycled and re-performed anywhere to help spark dialogue and communicate messages of social justice. Please join for this 2 day workshop!
This Week’s Featured Occu-Project
Doctors for the 99%
The @DoctorsForThe99 are a group of physicians from the Bronx launching a national campaign to rally support for the Occupy movement among physicians. We are creating a decentralized network of activist physicians, under the banner of Doctors for the 99%, to thrust the themes of Occupy into our medical communities and to re-invigorate fundamental advocacy roots within our professional ethos. We intend to build up our base before upcoming days of Direct Action. We are promoting a button campaign and utilizing most major social media platforms in conjunction with a web platform to facilitate communication and raise awareness. Like us on Facebook here.
Daily #OccupyUnionSq Info Table
Every day Occupy Union Square has an info table open and staffed, acting as a hub to promote the constant flurry of events and meetings occurring in the park and across OWS. Click here to find out how you can help out with immediate needs of the Union Square occupiers to keep it running and growing.
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