Friday, October 14, 2011

Occupy Atlanta Is On The Move

I had originally planned on doing a daily blog post focusing on Occupy Atlanta but I've ended up taking on so many tasks related to the movement that I've had little time to do so. I plan to make time this evening to write out some thoughts and updates, I can say that we live in extraordinary times with unseen possibilities. Below I'm putting out a list of daily activities that I'd encourage folks to come out to between now and Monday, along with a powerful video that was shot yesterday.

Occupy Atlanta Events

Friday, October 14th

· March for Task Force for the Homeless

Time/Place: 5pm @ Troy Davis Park (starting point)

Hundreds more homeless people are created by foreclosures and joblessness every single month! Even with this, the Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless is being threatened of closure. We Cannot Allow This!!

· General Assembly

Time/ Place: 7pm @ Troy Davis Park (Woodruff Park)

Saturday, October 15th / World Revolutionary Day

· “Jobs Not Cuts” March to the Capital Building

Time/Place: 11am @ Troy Davis Park (starting point)

Georgia has the 3rd highest Poverty Rate among states and the 4th highest in Foreclosures in the country. WE NEED JOBS NOW!!!

· Group Teaching and Idea Exchange

Time/Place: 2pm @ Troy Davis Park

Come and learn skills from others while sharing your knowledge. Let’s Build Together!!!

· General Assembly

Time: 7pm @ Troy Davis Park

· Film Screening of The Corporation

Time/Place: 9pm @ Troy Davis Park on the green

“THE CORPORATION explores the nature and spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time. Part film and part movement, The Corporation is transforming audiences and dazzling critics with its insightful and compelling analysis.” and also includes interviews with 40 corporate insiders and critics.

Sunday, October 16th

· Meditation on Peace and Justice

Time/Place: 12pm @ the Auburn side of Troy Davis Park

· Non Violence Training

Time/Place: 1pm @ Troy Davis Park

· Solemn March to the Tomb of Martin Luther King

Time/Place: 5pm @ Troy Davis Park (starting point)

This Candle Light Vigil will be dedicated to a discussion on the impact of Dr. King’s racial massage. We Must Keep This Discussion Alive!!

· General assembly

Time/Place: 9pm @ Troy Davis Park

Monday, October 17th

· Occupy Atlanta occupies Mitchell Street

Time/Place: 1pm @ Troy Davis Park (starting point)

Learn the stories of people struggling on one block of Mitchell Street. These are stories of the homeless, jobless and business owners on the verge of losing everything. Hear The Stories of the 99%!

· General assembly

Time: 7pm @ Troy Davis Park

We need critical mass at 11pm, when the park closes. Those who are present will not have to participate in non-violent civil disobedience if they choose not to. We need not only folks who are prepared to put their bodies on the line, we need those that are willing to witness and keep the occupation alive.

What is Occupy Atlanta? Interviews 10-13-2011 from Ryan Winsor on Vimeo.



    Maybe if you stopped calling it Troy Davis park, more people would be open to what you have to say. You may be part of the 99%, but you don't represent the 99%. There's a difference.

  2. I'll join the anti-war demonstration planned for Wednesday afternoon. Veterans For Peace support reduction of the military industrial complex politcal influence.