Posted 10 years ago on Sept. 4, 2012, 6:01 p.m. EST by Evergreen38
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Occupy Town Square has emerged as one of Occupy Wall Streets most dynamic affinity groups. There mission statement is as follows.
Starting early this year, mobile, daytime occupations, called Occupy Town Squares, have been held in parks and other public spaces around New York City. With info tables, teach-ins, trainings, political discussions, each event seeks to recreate the spirit of occupation and reclaim our public commons in the fullest possible sense: for the purpose of democratic civic engagement, to strengthen our communities, share our resources, and to broaden and deepen our connections with public space and with one another.
In NYC we have been collaborating with many local GAs and neighborhoods in the 5 boroughs. We are now starting to work with other Occupations and cities from around the country and the world, and would love to connect with many more. In the spirit of mutual aid, through these invaluable collaborations we hope to create a network where we can all share information, tutorials, and lessons learned about how to organize in public space and build communities of equity, of compassion, and of joy.
another WORLD is POSSIBLE
I have been a proud member of Occupy Town Square since near its inception, helping set up their first "pop-up" event in Washington Square Park. My contributions to OTS pale compared to most of the other much younger people in this group.
I have seen them emailing....from morning to late into the night.. each other, different GAs, and other affinity groups in preparation for these events. I have also been with them at one of their weekly meetings sitting around in a circle on a cold night, where they bandied ideas around at lightning speed, after they had worked, or gone to school all day. I respect, and love all the courageous, determined young people in Occupy Town Square, and I am ecstatic about their success, which in the end is also our success. Odin