Posted 1 year ago on April 25, 2012, 5:40 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Guess what's just a week away? May Day! Join an unprecedented coalition of workers, immigrants, and occupiers of all kinds to step, for one day, out of work, school, stores and homes and into the struggle against an inhuman system. See you in the streets!
Ready to help now? Occupy Wall Street's Direct Action working groups could use materials and funds to help make May Day 2012 a historic day of protest and celebration.
An action meeting will also take place Thursday April 26 at 6pm to discuss the week of action Beyond May 1st, and stay tuned for special edition May Day messages from us in the days ahead!
Occupy these Upcoming Events
Wednesday, April 25, 11am
ACT UP and OCCUPY! 25th Anniversary Action
City Hall (Broadway and Murray St)
ACT UP is calling for a small tax (0.05%) on Wall Street transactions and speculative trades in order to raise the money needed to end the global AIDS epidemic and provide universal healthcare in the US.
Wednesday, April 25, 12pm
The Exorcism of Student Loan Debt
Brooklyn College Quad, 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn
Reverend Billy Talen, Rebel Diaz, and Occupy Wall Street's own Capoiera troupe will be performing while an ‘exorcism’ on student loan debt takes place on the steps of Boylan Hall.
Wednesday, April 25th, 4pm
1T Day National Day of Action Against Student Debt
On April 25th the total amount of student loan debt in the U.S. is due to top 1 trillion dollars. This marks a momentous victory for Wall Street, and the Occupy Student Debt Campaign has organized a national day of protest in response. Join us as we march to Wall Street to help the banksters celebrate their achievement.
Wednesday, April 25th, 630pm
May Day Coordinating Spokes Council
Amalgamated Textile Workers, 33 W. 14th Street
The May Day logistical and outreach clusters meet in a spokescouncil format to report back on their efforts. Afterwards, we discuss the proposals brought forth in the spokescouncil in a discussion open to all.
Thursday, April 26, 1pm
Direct Action Trainings
Union Square on the north side, & Washington Square at the center fountain
Two introductory Direct Action: 101 trainings will be held concurrently in both Union Square and Washington Square, concluding with a practice march leaving from both locations and converging.
Thursday, April 26, 4pm
People’s Assembly: Speak Out on Wall Street
Federal Hall, Wall Street side steps
We began a literal occupation of Wall Street on April 9th, which the 1%’s police proxies have brazenly attempted to suppress. The People’s Assembly goes to the true source of the suppression, Wall Street, and aims to reclaim our right to peacefully assemble at the birthplace of the Bill of Rights.
Thursday, April 26, 6pm
Occupy the Panel for Educational Policy
Prospect Heights HS, 883 Classon Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Learn how we can help build a movement of parents, teachers, and students to stop school closings and win democratic control of our schools. Stand in solidarity with the teachers, students, and parents of the 26 “turnaround schools.”
Thursday, April 26, 8pm
Occupy Your Mind - The American Spring
Choir Loft, Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square Park South
Join us for an evening of live performances based on interviews with the Occupy Movement featuring members of The Civilians Ensemble, members of the Judson Memorial Church community and members of the Arts Diaspora NYC.
Friday, April 27th, 2pm
Weekly Wall Street Marches: Final Spring Training Day!
For six consecutive weeks, we’ve trained in street tactics, learned to creatively move and communicate together, built a community of trust, and rung the People's Gong as a call to action. Join us for the final Spring Training Day!
Saturday, April 28, 12pm
Occupy Town Square General Strike Special Edition
Bryant Park to Union Square
Join us first at 12pm in Bryant Park, where we will parade through mid- town to get word out about the General Strike. From 2pm onwards at Union Square we will prepare for the big day with many trainings, teach-ins and skill shares. The Town Square is a wonderful and empowering opportunity for new activists to prepare with those more experienced, before we in our thousands take to the streets together in protest.
Saturday, April 28, 2pm
Weekly Occupy Wall Street Orientations
The Gandhi statue in the southwest corner of Union Square
Learn more about how to get involved with Occupy. Can’t make it? Email Tascha and the rest of the crew at email@example.com for more information.
Saturday, April 28, 3pm
Speak out Against Police Violence
Bodega, 168th & Fulton Ave, Bronx NY
This Saturday Take Back the Bronx and the South Bronx community will be speaking out against the ongoing police harassment that has been recurring in the neighborhood where 19-year-old Jateik Reed was recently beaten. Join us for this open-mic / speakout.
Sunday, April 29, 530pm
Radical Economics 101
Union Square, Southside steps
Occupy University and the OWS Alternative Banking working group have sponsored a discussion with Suresh Naidu and Maliha Safri from the Center for Popular Economics who will answer questions about the economy, inequality in the US and around the world, and more.
Sunday, April 29, 7pm
May Day Action Spokescouncil
Middle Collegiate Church, 50 E 7th Street
Join us for the final coordination meeting between the various actions that our organizations, working groups, affinity groups, et cetera are planning. Please attend with your fellow organizers, or send a delegate!
Monday, April 30, 6pm
Direct Action Trainings
Organization of Staff Analysts, 220 E 23rd St. 7th Floor
Monday evening make up session! Missed the DA trainings last week? Get stoked with DA 101 the night before May Day!
Tuesday, May 1
A Day Without the 99%: May Day 2012
Click here for the full May Day schedule. Text “@maydayaction” to 23559 for day-of text updates on ongoing events.
- 8am: "pop-up occupation" at Bryant Park with free food, art, speak-outs, and legal support. Bryant Park will also be the hub for "99 Pickets," a series of protests targeting sites of corporate power throughout Midtown Manhattan.
- 2pm: OWS will march from Bryant Park to Union Square.
- 4pm: Rally with our allies in organized labor and the immigrant rights movement. The rally will include performances by artists including Dan Deacon, Tom Morello, and the New York Labor Chorus.
- 5:30pm: we will march with the coalition to Wall Street in a show of solidarity against the 1%.
If you would like to be added to the announcement and / or discussion listserv, or have any questions in general, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week’s featured Occu-Projects
Why I Strike Tumblr
The May Day general strike has clearly struck a chord with all of us, andhttp://whyistrike.tumblr.com/ helps us share why we are so passionte about removing our consent from the illegitimate economic and political institutions that run our lives.
Occupy Did What? Tumblr
There is so much going on every day in OWS that it’s sometimes difficult to keep track of our victories. http://occupydidwhat.tumblr.com/ is a powerful way to take stock in the concrete results that we have accomplished.
The Occupy Wall Street Project List a monthly periodical that informs people about OWS projects and how to get involved.
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