Occupied – OWS Updates for the Week of May 9, 2012


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May Day has come and gone, and the movement is moving rapidly ahead. On May 12 rise up with the 99% across the world to rally against corruption, human-rights violations, censorship, police brutality and corporate greed. #M12 — everywhere. Join us http://www.may12.net/.

Occupy these Upcoming Events

Every Wednesday, 4pm
The People’s Gong
This Wednesday, and every Wednesday thereafter, we call on all people to join Occupy Wall Street in ringing the People’s Gong. We first meet at the steps of Federal Hall, mic check, and afterwards we return to Liberty Park to debrief and to have a Direct Action Working Group meeting. We invite all working groups to re-occupy Liberty Park with us and hold their meetings on Wednesday evenings.

Daily #OccupyUnionSq Info Table, 9am – 9pm
@OWSUnionSquare
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. Help is particularly requested for providing content on the new website: occupyunionsquare.wordpress.com.

Thursday, May 10th – Tuesday, May 15th
‘Another City is Possible, Another World is Possible’ Week of Action
On the week of May 10th – 15th New Yorkers are coming together to say ‘No’ to Bloomberg’s proposed 2013 austerity budget. Each day will focus on a different issue, and there will be a convergence every evening. The Week of Action will culminate in a mass convergence in Times Square on May 15th at 6pm. Reclaim your city and join the global movement!

Thursday, May 10: Opening Assembly. 6pm: Union Square

Friday, May 11: Homes, Jobs, and Social Services. 2pm: Convergence at Liberty Plaza

Saturday, May 12: Food, Environment, and Health & Solidarity with Global Call to Action Day

Sunday, May 13: War, Police Brutality, and Immigration & Mother’s Day. 5pm: Mothers’ speak-out Assembly, Judson Memorial Church, Washington Square South

Monday, May 14: Education & Student Debt. 5pm: Family friendly convergence and kids’ plus brigade against childcare cuts. Grand Army Plaza Manhattan, 59th Street & Fifth Avenue

Tuesday, May 15: Mass Convergence & Solidarity with Global Call Day. 6pm: Times Square

For the schedule of events and actions for each day, please check out: http://anothernyc.org/

Tuesday, May 8th – Saturday, May 12th
Occupied Real Estate: Installation & Workshops @ Exit Art
Exit Art, 475 10th Avenue
Join other Occupied Real Estate agents in the production of props and tools for the Occupy movement. Materials will be used to support Occupy Wall Street’s upcoming May 10-15 Week of Action, as well as for sidewalk sleeping occupations in front of Wall Street and banks across the city.

Thursday, May 10, 2:30pm
No Cops! No Hikes! CUNY Convergence Against Police Repression
Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue
Students United for a Free CUNY refuses to allow the violent acts perpetrated on students engaging in peaceful protest to become the future of CUNY. Over the next five years, students face a $1,500 tuition increase, and continuous cuts to student services and a continuation of increased securitization on CUNY Campuses– from the NYPD systematic spying on Muslim Student Associations, to Stop and Frisk racial profiling policies on and off our campuses, to attacks by security guards on peaceful students. Join us.

Thursday, May 10, 8pm
Occupy University Horizontal Pedagogy Workshop
Union Square
Want to discuss new, less hierarchical ways of teaching and learning? Come to our weekly workshop, and receive a great intro to what the Occupy University is all about. Learn more about our other courses at: http://university.nycga.net/our-courses/

Saturday, May 12, noon
Occupy Communicators Work Session
Please RSVP for location
As we continue the Spring momentum we are looking at how we can make our communications more effective, efficient, sticky, viral, inspiring, democratic, horizontal and fabulous. Such questions can only be answered with members of OWS’ diverse community of communicators and actionistas. Join us and learn what our varying communications tools are for, the different audiences we aspire to serve, and what considerations OWS should emphasize. Questions? Email tech.

Saturday, May 12, 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 orientation for more information.

Sunday, May 13, 12pm
Occupy Theory Assembly
Washington Square Park at the fountain.
Join the team from Tidal for an assembly to discuss theory and strategy of Occupy.

Tuesday, May 15, 6:30pm
Occupied Algebra
Union Square (Rain Location: Trump Atrium)
This weekly course explores the possibility of transforming a fear of mathematics into mathematical creativity through carefully chosen topics to overcome our mis-education.

Thursday, May 17th, 6:30pm
Feminist General Assembly
Washington Square Park
The Feminist General Assembly (Fem GA) will be a space for building strong networks and promoting collaboration amongst feminist groups across NYC and nearby areas. The intent is to hold a Fem GA periodically to foster ongoing cooperation.

Saturday May 26, 12pm
Summer Disobedience School
Bryant Park, 42nd Street and 6th Avenue
The OWS Direct Action Group is launching Summer Disobedience School. We’ve completed Spring Training – and we’re moving and communicating in the streets like never before. Join us!

This week’s featured Occu-Projects

Occupy Farms Newsletter

The Occupy Movement has raised awareness of the ever-growing inequality in our current political and economic system. Sign up for the brand new Occupy Farms newsletter to stay up to date on the goings on both in the city and on farms. Join us, and help feed the change we want to see in the world.

Learn More

The Occupy Wall Street Project List a monthly periodical that informs people about OWS projects and how to get involved.

For Text Message alerts on your cellphone about daily events, actions, and important information, sign up for the ComHub SMS blasts by texting @owscom to 23559.

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