UPDATE: Free parking in Downtown Houston on Sunday!! (According to #OccupyHouston)
It’s 4 AM on Sunday and the biggest news I can find is … no news. Nothing new on the OH site, and nothing in the Houston Chronicle about the protest march today. (“All the news that’s fit to ignore”?)
I’ll try to update this post later today. UPDATE BELOW THE JUMP. (10/16, 6:43 PM)
Check Friday’s post for some travel and transit information which is relevant for this weekend.
Remember, you can #OccupyHouston without participating in specific demonstrations with which you do not agree! (Read: OPINION: #OccupyHouston and the Energy Day Protest (Oct.
SIGNIFICANT AID FOR OccupyHouston PARTICIPANTS! Tweeted
http://Www.wepay.com/donate/OccupyHoustonBailFund this account has been made to assist anyone who can’t financially bail themselves out for taking part in CD.” [Civil Disobedience – Mike]
OccupyWallStreet has grown, and it’s all over the country! You can find an OCCUPY[YourTown] event by visiting OccupyTOGETHER.
If you live in or near Houston, Texas, the organizational web site is: http://occupyhouston.org/
Remember that Occupies[YourTown] need supplies and money. #OccupyHouston has a link of their needs here. Use it as a reference, since your local group probably has similar needs.
Come on down!
Tranquility Park Occupation. Here’s how to find it !
For anyone interested in submitting art or finding out more about
participating, we will be taking art submissions ALL DAY TODAY (Sunday)
until 3am Monday morning.
This Monday, October 17th, Occupy Houston is hosting its first ever Art Show!
The show is an outdoor, all day event, and will feature live art, music, and
fun! Come visit us at lower Tranquility Park for the event !
The Monday show is LITERALLY ALL DAY LONG!! So come whenever you can; we’re
going to have people making art throughout the day. Here are a few of the
artists who’ll be out:
… And more!
We also are looking for DONATIONS! Here is the list of what we need:
* CARDBOARD (We need TONS of large pieces of cardboard – the more, the better!)
* Spray paint
* Sequins, bejewels, glitter, feathers, and all manner of pretty art and craft
material you can think of!
* Easels (for display)
* Paint, markers, etc.
* Sidewalk chalk
We can’t wait to see you on Monday! If you have any questions about the art
show, drop a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Occupy Houston Outreach Volunteer Group
Beautiful weather here in Houston today! Sunday … Free parking downtown all day. Head down to our Tranquility Park Occupation and see what’ s happening!
Madrid, 15 Oct 2011:
They’re holding their empty palms in the air, chanting “These are our weapons!” to show their peaceful resistance movement.
Intro to GA / newcomers raise hands
Medical- 1st Aid info and items on medical table
Diversity- White mail dominated, patriarchal complaints about facilitators. If you see this, please speak up. Talk to Diversity.
Outreach- Energy Day – planning silent protest 12noon
-Need volunteers to hand out leaflets about TransOcean, TransCanada, Valero
-labor unions talked to / more will be showing up to meetings
Sustainability- repurposing trash, reusing water bottles
Facilitation- mutual respect should be good faith.
-workshop proposals in crowd and volunteer groups before proposing in GA (walk around and talk about your ideas and possibly adjust as you discover peers’ feedback, in preparation for making a proposal at assembly)
-Unity is Us being here. Disagreements are normal, remember the unifying goals.
-We need to remember that OccupyHouston is not about General Assembly. We need to each take the lead, get involved how we see fit. If we have proposals, talk about then in the crowd and volunteer groups BEFORE proposing at GA. The GA should focus on making decisions, not analyzing, arguing or tearing down others’ proposals and personal beliefs. Let’s remember that at GAs we are each legislators trying to enact policies to accomplish our objectives related to ending the corporate corruption of democracy.
-Let’s make good choices as a GA
-concert sat. Free Radicals and other bands/musicians at 11PM
-Recognizing people who brought batteries : A special thanks to Harry A.
-Stood out @ freeway @ rush hour and got great exposure for signs
-10 pizzas delivered during meeting
-Share events of Direct Action locally, verbally with friends, as well as personally invite Facebook friends to OccHou events, as the page cannot ‘invite’ all the thousands who have ‘Liked’ our FB Page.
-Email newsletter available by subscribing here
Amy Price is a guest speaker running for city council.
-concert on sunday night -Passed
-analog Facebook –[point of process] – proposal no needed. Speaker is free to create the analog Facebook and invite others to participate
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