OccupyForum presents . . . “Discussion: What’s Next for OccupyForum?” on Monday, June 27

Monday, June 27thth from 6 – 9 pm at Global Exchange

2017 Mission Street near the 16th Street BART station

Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!

Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue

on all sides of these critically important issues!

OccupyForum presents…

D I S C U S S I O N:

What’s Next for OccupyForum?

Dear OccupyForum Sisters and Brothers,

The time has come to stop and take stock of where we are at, and where we want to go with OccupyForum. We have had 187+ OccupyForums over the past 4 years! We’ve come a very long way in our understanding of the history of our struggle, and how to be effective activists. We are engaged in some extremely tough fights at a very tough time, some going better than others. Let’s put our heads together to see how to use this time and space the best way possible this coming year. 

I’ve just read through some of our notes from the first time we did this, and we were on the right track! Some of the ideas we had are things we still struggle with, even though by now most of us work with groups that represent our deepest concerns and have created some effective strategies. Even so, questions about going through existing systems even if we know they are broken (eg. The recent SF Police Commission and the Police Officers Association snafu) still stand. Those of us who do direct action also have ideas about how that’s going and how it could be better. There are quite a few other ways to work and fight that we should discuss.

Besides the many questions that arise about these issues, we want to compare notes on the groups we work with, how they work together and how that’s going, and how Occupy ideas (if we still believe in them) can be inserted with these groups. In short, How do we understand and amplify our People Power???

Let’s bring some snacks to sustain us and get down to business!

Thanks for all you do and for keeping the faith,

Xxx Ruthie

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