The Pasadena Rose Parade has a long history both as an American tradition,
and with hundreds of thousands in attendance and millions of viewers across the globe,
as a platform for countless peoples’ rights movements over the years.
This year, New Year’s Day falls on a Sunday, so in keeping with tradition,
the 123rd Tournament of Roses Parade will be held on Monday, January 2nd, leaving
Sunday, January 1, 2012 for the Occupy New Year’s Day Summit!
As we celebrate the passing of one year and the beginning of another,
anyone and everyone interested in discussing the Occupy Movement,
it’s events and successes in 2011, its direction and future in 2012,
should gather at Pasadena Memorial Park for an all day summit.
(park hours are from 6am‐10pm).
Activists and issue specific experts will be on hand to discuss the real issues of the 99%,
the current state of the Occupy Movement, and the various ways that individuals can take Action on their concerns.
In coordination with Pasadena City Officials and the Tournament of Roses,
Occupy The Rose Parade has been working tirelessly in preparation of taking part in the festivities.
And as always, following the last “official float”, ALL are welcome to take part in the‐parade‐after‐the‐parade,
what is now known as The Peoples’ Parade!
Why We Occupy: Discussions and Actions
For those who feel unrepresented by and alienated from their social institutions,
the Occupy Movement provides a space for the 99% to assemble, meet like minded people,
and have their voices heard on any number of specific societal issues.
The many who have joined the Occupy Movement do so as individual citizens,
gathering into issue‐specific discussion groups with the intention of developing specific actions.
This action, the Occupy The Rose Parade & New Year’s Day Summit!,
is focused on three specific action issues:
Get the Money Out of Politics End Corporate Personhood Stop the Foreclosures
and three specific discussion topics:
In light of the bailouts, the bonuses, the fees, and the foreclosures,
what accountability do Economic Institutions owe to society?
With the end of the Iraq War, and the war in Afghanistan now the longest in American history,
what have we learned, what are the costs, and what do we owe to our Troops and our returning Veterans?
What role do Faith Based Institutions play in light of the
Occupy Movement, the Global Economic Crisis, and the Peoples’ uprisings around the world?
Occupy New Year’s Day Summit! * Sunday, January 1, 2012
(Memorial Park Hours 6:00 am‐10:00 pm)
Discussion on Economic Accountability @ Memorial Park @ 10:00 am‐12:00 pm
Discussion on the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars @ Memorial Park @ 12:00 pm‐2:00 pm
Discussion on Faith‐Based Institutions @ All Saints Church @ 3:00 pm‐6:00 pm
Occupy the Parade Route (No Tents) @ Colorado Boulevard @ All Night
Occupy The Rose Parade & The Peoples Parade! * Monday, January 2, 2012
Assemble 99% Floats, Banners, and Signs @ Singer Park @ 7:00 am‐10:00 am
The Rose Parade @ Colorado Boulevard @ 8:00 am‐10:00 am
The Peoples Parade @ Colorado Boulevard @ 10:00 am‐12:00 pm
Post Parade Rally @ Pasadena City Hal l @ 12:00 pm‐2:00 pm
All Saints Church
132 North Euclid Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101
Pasadena City Hall
100 North Garfield Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101
Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street
California Boulevard and St. John Avenue
Memorial Park Station
125 East Holly Street, Pasadena, CA 91103
Del Mar Station
230 South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105
95 Fillmore Street, Pasadena, CA 91105
340 North Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101