Occupied – OWS Updates for the Week of March 5

kristy Global Citizen

Spring is in the air, and Occupy momentum is growing. We invite you to join the upcoming events contained in our inaugural Occupy Wall Street newsletter.

Inside you will find:

Every Day in March
Cultural Occupation Of Liberty Square (COOLS)
Wednesday, March 7
OccupyFaithNYC Action: “Parables of an Immoral Budget”
Racism, Resistance, and Workplace Organizing: Workers of Color and OWS
Teach-In on the Student Debt Crisis
Thursday, March 8
Peace Walk 2012: No More Fukushimas
Friday, March 9
Repression and Resistance From the Panthers to OWS
Saturday, March 10
OWS Weekly Orientations
International Woman?s Day Celebration Parade
Sunday, March 11
Occupy University: Studying May Day and the General Strike
Save the Dates: March 17 and May 1
M17: Six-Month Anniversary of Occupy
May Day 2012

Event Descriptions and Links

Every Day in March, Noon-2:00pm
Cultural Occupation Of Liberty Square (COOLS)
Liberty Square
Join us every day for lunch, conversation, and to maintain a continued community in Liberty Square. Tweet using #ows and #CultureOcc and find a full schedule of special events, speakers and performances at each day?s URL: http://is.gd/COOLSM2 , http://is.gd/COOLSM3 and all the way through http://is.gd/COOLSM31.

Wednesday, March 7, Noon – 3:00pm
OccupyFaithNYC Action: “Parables of an Immoral Budget”
Governor Cuomo?s Office, 633 3rd Ave at 40th St.
Meet at Governor Cuomo?s NYC office where an ad hoc shelter, 5 made beds laid out in front his office, will demonstrate the immorality of the Governor?s proposed $20 million in cuts for services for the homeless. Tuesday March 6th at 10am, Judson Memorial Church is an orientation meeting, including legal preparation for civil disobedience. Facebook. www.nycga.net/events/event/occupyfaithnyc-action-parables-of-an-immoral-budget.

Wednesday, March 7, 6:00pm-8:30pm
Racism, Resistance, and Workplace Organizing: Workers of Color and OWS
CWA 1180, 6 Harrison St (near Hudson St, in Tribeca)
Join the People of Color Caucus and the Labor Outreach Committee with speaker Ai-jen Poo, Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and a discussion with rank and file leaders from New York’s labor struggles about OWS can help them win against the corporations that profit off of their labor: Sotheby’s Workers, Domestic Workers United and Transport Workers Local 100. www.facebook.com/events/110868035704341.

Wednesday, March 7, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Teach-In on the Student Debt Crisis
The New School, Parsons, 2 West 13th Street, Orientation Room M101, Lobby
?A History of Student Debt, the Current Crisis & Where Do We Go from Here.” With speakers: Andrew Ross, Professor, Dept. of Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU Sarah Jaffe, Associate Editor, AlterNet Samir Sonti, Graduate Student, Dept. of Government, Cornell University. www.nycga.net/events/event/a-teach-in-on-the-student-debt-crisis.

Thursday, March 8, 9:00am-6:00pm
Peace Walk 2012: No More Fukushimas
Meet in Liberty Square, near the Tree of Life
The OWS Meditation Working Group is walking from Liberty Plaza to the George Washington Bridge on the year anniversary of the Fukushima disaster in solidarity with the Peace Walk and with a nuclear free future. Facebook.

Friday, March 9, 5:00pm-9:00pm
Repression and Resistance From the Panthers to OWS
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South
Join OWS Activist Legal for a night of training, information and discussion on state repression against Leftist political movements in history and today. Includes dinner, screening of the film COINTELPRO and panel with Laura Whitehorn, Bob Boyle, Cisco Torres, Lamis Deek and Andy Stepanian. www.nycga.net/events/event/repression-and-resistance-from-the-panthers-to-ows.

Saturday, March 10, Noon – 2:00pm, and every Saturday
OWS Weekly Orientations
The Atrium, 60 Wall Street
Not sure where to begin? We will help you decide how you can best become a part of this history changing movement. We will show you around, introduce you to people and connect you to groups and projects that you care about. Email [email protected] for more information about the OWS Weekly Orientations or getting involved in Occupy. www.nycga.net/events/event/welcome-to-ows-weekly-orientation-2-2012-03-10.

Saturday, March 10, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
International Woman?s Day Celebration Parade
March from Liberty Square to Union Square
Join us for a celebration of women globally and an acknowledgement of our common struggle. History has proven that women can be a powerful force for change, so let?s unite and celebrate all that we have accomplished and fought for Facebook. www.nycga.net/events/event/international-womens-day-celebration-parade.

Sunday, March 11, Noon- 2:00pm
Occupy University: Studying May Day and the General Strike
Liberty Square
Occupy University, in collaboration with OWS Labor Outreach Committee, invites you to one of its pilot courses: a series of Open Forums in response to the calls for a general strike on May Day. This week the guests are Immanuel Ness & Jeremy Brecher on ?What Is the General Strike? ? Pillaging the Dustbin of History: What Can We Learn for Occupy May Day?? Series will continue every Sunday through April. www.university.nycga.net/our-courses/studying-may-day.

Join us for the American Spring
March 17
M17: Six-Month Anniversary of the Occupation of Wall Street

May 1
Call to Action: May Day 2012

We are sending this to you because of your ongoing support and participation in Occupy Wall Street, which you expressed when you gave us your email at an Occupy event or registered on www.nycga.net

This is our first Occupy Wall Street newsletter and includes a partial listing of events related to the Occupy Movement in New York City. Please find full meeting listings and group information online at www.nycga.net.

Get Involved: Check out the The Occupy Wall Street Project List: A Guide To Ongoing Occupy Actions and Activities around New York City, or our listing of Volunteer needs at classifieds.occupy.net.