crafted by the OLA #O1 Working Group
One-year Anniversary Commemoration and Re-Dedication of Occupy Los Angeles
Saturday (9/29) & Sunday (9/30) 10:30 AM-7:00 PM at Fletcher Bowron Square (Main and Temple Streets) and on City Hall South Steps-"Solidarity Park" - teach-ins, speak-outs and Really, Really Free Market
Monday (10/1) 12-2:00 PM Rally at Pershing Square; 2:30-4:30 PM March in Downtown LA & 6:00 PM General Assembly
Pershing Square at Sixth Street and Olive Street, Downtown LA locations, Fletcher Bowron Square (Triforium) at Main/Temple & Solidarity Park (City Hall)
Occupy Los Angeles, other area Occupy groupings, community allies, & the public, especially the 99%
OCCUPY LA MARKS ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES
Members of Occupy LA Plan a Peaceful 4-Day
Commemoration and Celebration of Solidarity
LOS ANGELES – Occupy LA turns 1 year old this week and invites everyone, especially those who have participated over the year, to events marking the occasion and addressing the issues that continue to inspire Occupy to civic action. Occupy LA (OLA) plans to hold cultural activities, speak-outs, educational workshops, discussions, and skill-shares, commencing Friday September 28, 2012 and culminating in a Day of Action and General Assembly on Monday, October 1, 2012. Musicians will perform all four days as well. Some food and water will be provided, but participants are urged to bring some to share.
OLA launched its General Assembly meetings on September 23, 2011 in Pershing Square after activists in New York started Occupying Zuccotti Park near Wall Street in New York. October 1, 2011 Occupy began a two-month-long encampment at City Hall Park, renamed Solidarity Park by consensus of hundreds of Occupiers at a General Assembly last November. Occupy Los Angeles uses a consensus decision-making process for all its official decisions, actions, and communications.
On Saturday at Fletcher Bowron Square (Triforium), diagonally across from City Hall, OLA plans to have a series of workshops, educational panels, discussion groups, and teach-ins addressing issues of economic inequality, fighting foreclosures and evictions, political repression, social and racial justice, transparent-participatory-horizontal democratic community organizing, environmental sustainability, human rights, gender equity, decolonization, veganism and peace.
On Sunday at Solidarity Park (City Hall south steps) and the Triforium at Main and Temple, OLA will focus on prefigurative strategies and practices for the kind of world we want to build and will feature, among other things, a Really Really Free Market of no-charge goods and services. Members of Occupy encourage attendees to bring items to share for free. In addition, four poets will present a panel on the role of cultural expression in social transformation, and there will be skills-sharing, know your rights, and organizing workshops.
On Monday, October 1 - the one-year anniversary of the Solidarity Park encampment – Occupy LA will gather at noon in Pershing Square for a rally, followed by a march through the downtown financial district with labor union members and other workers, students, queers, immigrants, homeowners, tenants, unhoused people, anti-war activists and other contingent groups of the 99%.
“We will demonstrate at banks and other financial and governmental institutions representing the damaging interests of the 1%, who both caused, and yet have benefited from, the economic collapse and hardship they have visited on the rest of us," said one member of Occupy LA.