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Our Occu-Versary is Here: Join Us This Weekend For #S17

Posted 1 year ago on Sept. 14, 2012, 5:02 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: s17, nyc

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After many months of tireless preparation, it is invigorating to be able to say that our #S17 anniversary weekend is finally here!

The http://s17nyc.org/ website will contain all of the who’s, what’s where’s, why’s and when’s; text @S17NYC to 23559 for real time updates, and below we did our best to organize and synthesize the litany of actions and events that are in store.

Whether it is an educational event at Occupy Town Square on Saturday or a celebratory action in tandem with the big Occupy Wall Street concert on Sunday, all these efforts collectively exhibit how All Roads Lead to Wall Street. From Sunday night’s Occupy Rosh Hashanah service to the direct actions and popular assemblies on September 17th, we will ring in the new year in style.

Indeed, Wall Street is our common villain who is robbing the 99% blind on behalf of the 1%. This weekend we will mark the occasion of our anniversary by once again showing the powers that be that we see what they are doing, and that soon enough the whole world will again as well.

You can also Donate to Support S17: The Action Resource Fund helps Occupy Wall Street working and affinity groups get the resources they need to do the things they want on big days of action. Please donate if you can!

-- from the ‘Your Inbox: Occupied’ team

(See here for even more resources and calls-to-action related to the one-year anniversary of #OWS - OccupyWallSt.org team)

Saturday, September 15th Anniversary Actions & Events

OWS Anniversary Convergence Weekend
Saturday, 10:30am - 7pm
Washington Square Park

Join us for a special all-day Occupy Town Square for S17, with OWS tables, performances, and teach-ins.

10:30 am-12:30pm – Welcome and Orientation Activities, Lunch including S17 Action Prep & Legal Solidarity training.
Noon: Facilitation meeting for Thematic Assembles
12:30pm-4pm – Inaugural Assembly and Thematic Breakout Groups Some of the thematic assemblies already planned:

  • The Occupy the K-12 Public School Narrative Thematic Breakout - will bring together students, parents, educators, community members and activists to discuss the Privatization of Public Schools and the Continuum of Resistance.
  • Money out of Politics Assembly: Together, we will: describe the parameters of this movement, it's origin story, involvement with OWS, New York specific efforts, national campaigns and major organizational actors.
  • Strike Debt: Share individual and collective actions for those fighting debt in all of its forms.
  • Occupy for all species: An OTS teach-in to talk about ways we can commit ourselves to the struggle: All Day, Every Day.

4pm-6:30pm – Open Space for teach-ins, workshops, performances any other type of activity. Please fill out the convergence form to let us know you are coming. This information will help us in our preparations.
4pm-6:30pm – Direct Action and Know Your Rights Trainings
Organizers and trainers from the Direct Action Working Group (in New York City and other occupations) will assist in skill-shares and knowledge-shares about activism in New York City and involvement in direct actions. This space will also be open for Know Your Rights trainings specific to New York City, and will also include Plus Brigades training. Check out the full training schedule for the weekend. Attending these trainings is highly recommended for everyone who plans to participate in any aspect of S17.

6:30pm-7pm – Closing Assembly
The day will close with a few words about various events happening throughout the city on Saturday evening. OTS will leave an open space for spontaneous assemblies or soapboxes.

The Debt Resistors' Operations Manual
Saturday, 7:30pm
Judson Memorial Church, Washington Park South

The Debt Resistors' Operations Manual, a project of Strike Debt and Occupy Wall Street, is a guide for individual and collective action for those fighting debt in all of its forms. Following its release, Strike Debt will host a discussion about the manual and its role in the emerging debt resistance movement.

S17 Affinity Group Spokescouncil
Saturday, 8pm
Washington Square Park

Learn about the action framework for S17, choose targets, and make friends.

Affinity Group Actions and Solidarity Events

March to End Suppression of OWS
Saturday, 6pm
Washington Square Park

Join us as we take to the streets to raise to raise awareness of the continued suppression of Non-Violent activists and the Occupy Movement. The march ends at Liberty Park.

Occupy: The Film Festival
Saturday, 6pm & 8:30pm
Anthology Film Archives 32 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10003

Occupy The Film Festival is feature a full weekend of first anniversary festivities, including prominent guest speakers, interactive screenings, an Occupy fashion show, an Occupy photography exhibit by award-winning artists, and guerrilla projections. Continues on Sunday.

We are Many: Reflections on Movement Strategy from Occupation to Liberation
Saturday, 7pm
Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen Street

Just days before the one-year anniversary of the action that launched a nascent social movement, the occupation of Wall Street and the encampment at Zuccotti Square, join us for an evening of discussion around the past, present, and possible future of the Occupy movement.

Building the Tools of Consensus
Saturday, 7pm
7pm, Liberty Park

Exercise your right to peaceably assemble through what micro-local, democratic participation looks like with #NYCGA, a public assembly for and by the people.

Sunday, September 16th Anniversary Actions & Events

Spectra Frack Pipeline Blast Zone March with the Occupy Guitarmy
Sunday, 10am

Spectra Energy Pipeline Construction Site (Gansevoort Street and Hudson River Greenway)
The Occupy Guitarmy is a leaderless brigade of hundreds of instrumentalists and singers assembled with guitars, ukuleles, cellos, violins, basses, noisemakers and voices. The Guitarmy will team up with Occupy the Pipeline, environmentalists and local community members to stage a parade starting at projected blast perimeter of the Spectra Energy fracked gas pipeline currently under construction in the West Village. Connecting the dots between dirty, dangerous fossil fuels and Wall Street, the parade will end at Foley Square, where the Guitarmy will kick off the OWS “99 Revolutions” concert.

Legal Solidarity Training and S17 Action Prep
Sunday, 10:30am
Foley Square

We will practice role plays of the actions planned for S17, build groups of trusted friends and associates to work with (‘affinity groups’), and how to make quick decisions on the street. We will also go through a legal Know Your Rights training, which will cover the particulars of the police and legal situation in New York City. Attending these trainings is highly recommended for everyone who plans to participate in any aspect of S17.

Saturday, noon: MASS ACTION SPOKES to coordinate for Monday’s actions

Occupy Town Square Open Space
Sunday, noon - 7pm
Thomas Paine Park on Worth St. between Lafayette and Centre.

Just North of the concert area, OTS will create space for tables, food, teach-ins, workshops, performances, trainings, and political discussions throughout the day in the park adjacent to the concert space. If you would like to give a teach-in or workshop, put on a performance or host any other type of activity, please fill out the convergence form to let us know you are coming.

Occupy Wall Street Anniversary Concert
Sunday, 1pm - 6pm
Foley Square, south of Thomas Paine on Worth St. between Lafayette and Centre.

Occupy Wall Street will host a concert which will include a variety of acts. It will include several headline bands, interactive performances by OWS and allied campaigns and creative Direct Action trainings to prepare the 99% for Monday’s day of resistance.

Occupy Rosh Hashanah
Sunday, 7:30pm
Liberty Park

Celebrate the one year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street (which falls on Rosh Hashanah, September 17) and the Jewish New Year together with a potluck dinner and nondenominational holiday service. Eat some apples and honey, learn some Occupy Torah, and ring in the New Year with a bang!

Affinity Group Actions and Solidarity Events

Occupy: The Film Festival
Sunday, 7:30pm
Anthology Film Archives 32 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10003

see previous description on Saturday

Occupy the Big Screen at Times Square
Sunday, 10pm
Trinity Church (79 Broadway) to Times Square

March from Occupy Trinity on Wall Street down Broadway to Times Square. We leave at 10pm, then, at midnight on September 16th, as it becomes September 17th, we take over the big screen with our birthday party!

Monday, September 17th Anniversary Actions & Events

The People’s Wall
Monday, 7am
The streets surrounding the New York Stock Exchange

As part of the morning of actions, people from all walks of life are going to assemble in the streets surrounding the New York Stock Exchange in a historic act of nonviolent civil disobedience. We will form a peaceful sitting wall to deliver a clear message: The 99% will no longer stand for business as usual. In building this blockade, we will — symbolically and literally — open space for the 99 Revolutions to emerge, and set the stage for the Storm Wall Street convergence. These actions work together, as essential parts of a greater whole.

99 Revolutions
Monday, 7am
Intersections throughout the Financial District

Problem: All Roads lead to Wall Street. Solution: Reverse the Flow of Traffic. The 99 Revolutions will disrupt traffic throughout the Financial District by creating a swirl of roving intersection occupations surrounding the Stock Exchange. Each occupation will enact a World Without Wall Street as envisioned by members of the 99%.

Storm Wall Street
Monday, 10am
In front of the doors of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, at Bowling Green

At the site from which Occupy Wall Street first arose, we are calling for an end to the corporate occupation of the planet and demonstrating that a just and sustainable world is possible. As the 99% circle New York’s first public park, our groundswell will remind the 1% of their growing debts to Mother Earth and that the Commons belong to us all.

Affinity Group Assembly Points:
An affinity group is a small group of people (typically 5-15), who trust one another and organize around a shared political or tactical goal. Attend any one of the affinity group trainings over the weekend to join an affinity group or learn how yours can take part in the 7am Monday morning actions. Follow the links below for location info:

  • Education Bloc: Are you a student? A teacher? A parent? Want to get involved with Occupy Wall Street's anniversary? Stand with those striking in Montreal and Chicago? Fight with those in Mexico, Chile, and all around the world? Join Education Bloc in NYC on S17!
  • Women Occupy Bloc: Join this affinity group focusing on women's issues, as well as racism and classism. The morning of September 17th will begin with a gathering at the intersections immediately surrounding the New York Stock Exchange.
  • StrikeDebt Bloc: Join us as we send Wall Street a powerful message: We Owe You Nothing!
  • Labor Bloc: Join 99 Pickets, Immigrant Worker Justice, OWS Labor Outreach Committee, Arts and Labor and others as part of the “99 Revolutions” action. Bring labor-related signs and songs.
  • Faith Bloc: Members of Occupy Faith, Occupy Catholics and other faith groups will be meeting at the Red Cube at Liberty Park to join the actions and stand in solidarity with those who do.
  • ACT-UP: ACT UP NY joins with Occupy Wall St in the streets of Lower Manhattan to demand a Financial Transaction Tax (or Robin Hood Tax) for Wall Street.

Afternoon Assemblies and Actions

The 99% Return to Wall Street
Monday, 12pm
Liberty Square

Join us to show that the 99% stands united against a corrupted system. This assembly will bring together Union workers, Union Leadership, Economics Experts and Occupiers to let our voices be heard once more.

What are your 99 Solutions?
Monday, 2pm
Liberty Square if possible, Foley Square if necessary

All roads lead to Wall Street, but the road past Wall Street into the future is the one we must pave together. Join Occupy Wall Street for lunch, discussion, and a rocking good time as we seek to be the change we want to see in the world – and help us make it together.

The Popular Assembly
Monday, 6pm
Liberty Square if possible, Foley Square if necessary

The intention of this assembly is to provide the People with a non-oppressive, non-hierarchical and non-confrontational space to discuss issues and projects relevant to envisioning a better world. This is will be the first in a series of weekly Popular Assemblies, which will be a place for project, action, affinity and other groups (like Occupy the Pipeline, Stop Stop and Frisk, Sunset Park Rent Strike, Strike Debt, Chicago Teachers Strike solidarity and others) from all over to come together each week in a space where they can discuss, recruit and share resources.

NYC Affinity Group events

Bike Breakfast
Monday 6am
Seward Park, Broadway and Canal Street:

What better way to start September 17th then by joining the OWS Bike Coalition for a free breakfast and an early morning ride around beautiful downtown Manhattan!

The People’s Puppets: Roving Occupy Birthday Bash!
Monday, 7am
Ferry Terminal and all over the Financial District

Come and celebrate the anniversary with a puppet party procession parade through the Financial District offering music, cake, and literature to the 99%!

Occu-Evolve
Monday 9am
Liberty Park

Join us for a full day of Outreach, Movement Building, Mobilizations, Consciousness Raising, Organizing, Speak Outs, Fun, Community & LOVE! Incl. Fannie Lou Hamer Memorial Assembly

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[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

how'd the peoples' wall turn out?

[-] 1 points by GreatestMovement (3) 1 year ago

Great People --Great movement!

[-] 1 points by shadz66 (17799) 1 year ago

"Occupy Wall Street Prepares to Celebrate Where It All Began", from (Truth-out.org) :

SOLIDARITY !!!

per aspera ad astra ...

[-] 1 points by sufinaga (513) 1 year ago

occupy faith, catholics and all christians are here among us to destroy our community! the romans crucified jesus, invented christianity and made the jews the first FALSE FLAG blaming them for crucifying jesus and starting antisemitism! the muslims became the second FALSE FLAG with the crusades and the homosexual relationship between king richard and saladin! now we have bush and bin laden as friends, the 911 FALSE FLAG again blaming the muslims. putting an image of a MAN NAILED TO A CROSS into our minds is intended to frighten us and our children into submission to their tyranny! telling us and our children that our fellow man is evil and their mothers are sinners is used to break up the tribes for colonization and to GROOM our children. all christians do NOT treat us as equals! they look down on us as sinnners! they are here to break up our community and "save" us by recruiting us for their "community"! we must protect our community from these predatory crucifixion merchant money sharks! they support the police and the prohibition of marijuana! marijuana is the tree of life of revelations and the plant of renown of ezekiel 34 v29 which predicts the end of its prohibition.

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