Posted 5 years ago on April 22, 2012, 3:30 a.m. EST by Gabbles
from Portland, OR
This content is user submitted and not an official statement
I wanted to propose that the steps of the federal building be more creatively put to use. With its limited allotment of persons allowed to protest (and thus to organize), and obviously great location/visibility, it presents some wonderful opportunities to put together some more polished presentations of what we're all so wrung out about, and in virtually unlimited ways!
The first idea: using flip cards like fans in a stadium sports arena. Take one to two clear statistics (best reference that came to mind: http://worthreadingtwice.blogspot.com/) and enlarge and duplicate that image on a set of 25 or less flip cards. Either using two graphs (one on each side of the cards) that correspond/relate obviously to one another, or perhaps using the opposite side for a little lighter fare: art, poetry, or a famous quote from one of the many great minds across history and the globe.
Every person in that square should understand the statistic they are supporting and be able to discuss it with the curious public, the media, so on.
Teams of people could be creating their own sets of 25 or less flip cards and send them to Occupiers of Wall Street, in fact!
Another idea is conducting plays or ..actually utilizing any of the many talents possessed by people who feel passionately about this and want a platform to express it more creatively.
Perhaps this could provide more texture of culture, of focus, beyond the stereotype of a rabble rabble mob type image.