Providence sidewalk occupation begins tomorrow!

OPVD SIDEWALK OCCUPATION: A FOUR DAY/THREE NIGHT PROTEST OF ECONOMIC INJUSTICE AND THE 1% ON WALL STREET AND IN RI!

(We’re looking at YOU 38 Studios and JP Morgan!!)

DAYS: Thursday, June 7th-Sunday, June 10
RALLY & MARCH: Saturday, June 9th

DEMANDS: No taxpayer bailout for 38 Studios. Tax the wealthiest in RI and nationally. Solidarity, not austerity, locally, nationally and internationally.

WHAT WILL BE HAPPENING AT OPVD SIDEWALK OCCUPATION: Rallies, marches, sign and banner making, workshops, teach-ins, poetry, music, general assembly, working groups, chanting, dancing, art-o-lution, radical games, and more!

OFFICIAL EVENT SCHEDULE:
Thursday, June 7:
11:30a: Direct Action Working Group in City Hall Park (aka People’s Park II across from Biltmore Hotel, next to Skating Rink)
1:00p: MOVE IN! Meet up in City Hall Park & March to Net Roots
3:00p: RAGING ECONOMIC INEQUALITY TEACH IN: “Who did what to make this happen? What can we do to undo it?”
5:30p: General Assembly, followed by evening march to State House for Annual Budget Session: “Solidarity, Not Austerity!! (locally, nationally, and internationally!!”
8:30p: TELL YOUR STORY Open Mic: How has economic crisis affected you and your family? What is an occupier? What does is mean to occupy?
11:00p: Open Community Space: OPVD Sidewalk Occupation 24hr Protest continues!
Friday, June 8:
10:00a: Community Coffee & Tea
10:30p: Working Groups: Direct Action, Media & Communication
12:00p: Lunch Time March Against RI Tax Payers Bailing Out 38 Studios Loss!
2:00p: Student Debt Teach In present by URI Professor Rick McIntyre and Scott Malloy of Occupy URI
3:30p “Sustainable Environment & the Global 99%” by Brown University Professor, Timmons Roberts
5:30p: General Assembly
8:00p: TELL YOUR STORY Open Mic & Concert featuring Providence activist / singer-songwriter, Jan Luby, and more!
11:00p: Open Community Space feat. late night movie & projection
Saturday, June 9
10a: Community Coffee & Tea
11a: Sign Making For Rally & March
12:30p: Direct Action, Media Working Groups
2:00p: MAJOR RALLY & MARCH: No 38 Studios Bailout! Cut Tax Loopholes for Corporations & the Wealthiest Rhode Islanders! Solidarity with Fire Fighters, Teachers, Students, Retirees and all of the 99% (locally, nationally, & internationally), NOT AUSTERITY
5:30p: General Assembly
8:00p: TELL YOUR STORY! People’s Open Mic feat. presentation on OPVD Tax Campaign
11:00p: Open Community Space feat. late night movie & projection
Sunday, June 10
10a: Community Coffee & Tea
1p: 99% Picket Against Economic Injustice at the Prov Place Mall intersection!
2:30p: Community Discussion
5:30: General Assembly: Debrief & ideas for next OPVD action!
8p: Community Clean up

Please scroll down or click here to read our official statement about why we’re occupying; and more importantly, come join us at the occupation!!