ANOTHER DETROIT IS POSSIBLE!
One year ago Occupy Detroit swept through downtown from the Spirit of Detroit to Grand Circus Park with over 1,000 attending through the day and evening. Speakers spoke and let us know a NEW WORLD IS POSSIBLE – what it would take is being engaged in the movement to bring it from spoken word to a life changing opportunity.
Last year on October 10 a host of people came to Spirit Of Hope Church to learn how to participate as the Occupy Movement came to Detroit. That first night our numbers exceeded the capacity of the church and the meeting moved outside.
ON SUNDAY OCTOBER 14, 2012
We celebrate, reflect, and discuss the evolving movement and how Version 2 of Occupy Detroit will launch. Lessons learned, issues fought and continuing at present will be discussed. Those engaged in action, making a difference in their lives and those they touch will share how a movement impacted their live over the past year and what the FUTURE holds in the PRESENT and beyond.
Noon Serving Lunch with Live Music
1pm Scheduled Speakers (see below)
3:30 Public Soapbox
4pm Music and snacks
5:30pm Event moves to 1515 Broadway
6pm Photo slideshows
7pm Discussion Groups
8pm Uniting Discussions
9pmClosing and Dedication
The following people have agreed to speak at the event. There will be time offered for a public soapbox as well, and organizations are encouraged to bring a table and setup their information at the event. Please check in with our groundskeepers at the event when you arrive. They will most likely be working on tarps, electric, sound, and are in charge of layout of the park ensuring access for all.
Joe McGuire (IWW “Wobblies”)
Darryl Mitchel (League of Revolutionary Black Workers)
Tristan Taylor (BAMN)
FOOD JUSTICE AND SUSTAINABILITY BLOCK
Charity Hicks (Detroit Food Justice Taskforce)
Jessica Dawl or Tuka (Spirit Farm)
Jarret Schlaff (Planit4planet)
Malik Yakini (D-town Farms)
HOUSING RIGHTS BLOCK
Jerry Goldberg (Moratorium Now)
Maureen Taylor (Housing As a Human Right)
Housing as a Human Right participants
National Lawyers Guild
Monica Patrick (Vote VIP Slate)
Cecily McClellan (Free Detroit – No Consent)
Robert Lewis Robinson II (It Takes A Village)
Jasahn Larosa (This Hood Of Ours)
Elena Herrada (Detroit Board of Education)
Ron Scott (Coalition Against Police Brutality)