Saturday, February 4th. 10:30am. The Gray Panthers of Long Beach will be hosting the Occupy Movement at their Saturday Febuary 4th meeting at the Senior Center, 1150 E. 4th street. Occupy Long Beach’s Jason James will be speaking about the movement, local actions, and our relationship to OWS.
Saturday, February 4th. MEETING AGENDA ITEM: Mission Statement/List of Issues to Focus: we will bring our mission statement and list of issues to focus on back to General Assembly for approval.
SUPER SUNDAY AT OCCUPY LONG BEACH – we’ve got a full day planned for you! – see attached flyer
12:00-5:00pm Donation Drive for homeless students in Long Beach – see attached printable flyer
3:00 pm General strike committee meeting – and every sunday until May 1st
4:00 pm Open Mic – music. poetry. discussion bring a song or a poem, a drum or just your smile!!! a blanket or a chair and some snacks and stay for….
6:30 pm the Free Sunday Movie. And popcorn!!! this week showing the documentary “Letters to the President” – Documentary filmmaker Thomas Gibson directed this investigation into the rise of the Republican right wing in America, and how this has impacted the African-American community. Letter to the President explores the different way in which the policies Reagan and Bush administrations have damaged the lives of black youth, from the government-approved distribution of crack cocaine in inner-city neighborhoods to economic policies that have widened the divide between the rich and the poor. Gibson’s film also parallels this phenomenon with the rise of rap and hip-hop music, and how these styles have provided a voice for disenfranchised youth. Letter to the President includes interviews with KRS-One, 50 Cent, Damon Dash, Ghostface Killah, Dick Gregory, Amiri Baraka, and many more; Snoop Dogg narrates. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Monday, February 6th. Committee Meetings: All committees briefly report to GA, then we’ll break out into committees.
Wednesday, February 8th. MEETING AGENDA ITEM: Changing Our Meeting Process: we will discuss how we can improve our meeting process. We may be modifying our process from 100% consensus to 90% or other modified consensus format.
Saturday, Feb 11th: Occupy SoCal Inter-occupy conference, San Diego Civic Center, events planned throughout the day. We want to get as many people down there as possible. We had a lot of Occupiers from around SoCal come to Long Beach last month for the MLK parade; lets go support them and continue to plan Inter-Occupy coordinated actions. – See full schedule at bottom of the email.
Feb. 18: Home Defense Empowerment Workshop 3-6pm
First Congregational Church Long Beach, 241 Cedar Avenue – see attached printable flyer in eng/span
Workshop to provide the resources necessary for a motivated homeowner to successfully defend their home.
We have set up a mass text alert system, you can subscribe to by texting “@HomeDefense” to 23559.
It will only include information on emergency situations of local homeowners when they come up,
and will be curated by Occupy Long Beach.
Sunday, Feb 26th: Occupy Long Beach & Move to Amend Rally to End Corporate Personhood with guest speaker David Cobb at Bixby Park, 4:30PM to 6:30PM.
The Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling has hijacked our government. It opens the door to a floodgate of corporate money to influence elections. Join David Cobb from Move to Amend and OLB in an Action to Abolish Corporate Personhood!
Wednesday, Feb 29th: SHUTDOWN THE CORPORATIONS! National call to Action! 4100 Hamner Ave, Mira Loma, CA. 6:00am until 6:00pm. We are organizing car pooling options, look for that info in an upcoming email closer to the event date.
A national day of direct action to reclaim our voices and challenge our society’s obsession with profit and greed by shutting down the corporations.
Join Occupy Riverside, Redlands, San Bernardino Valley, Los Angeles and other Occupy groups in the region for the mass participatory direct action targeting Walmart’s largest warehouse and distribution center.
NO BUSINESS AS USUAL!
Wednesday, Feb 29th: First ever “People’s State of the City” 2012, reflecting the realities and voices of Long Beach Residents. Free Food, Childwatch, Spanish & Khmer Translation. 5:30PM at Antioch Church, 1535 Gundry Ave, Long Beach. Sponsored by a coalition of LB organizations – see flyer attached.
Schedule for Inter-Occupy Action in San Diego:
8:30 – 9:30 Gather at Civic Center where welcome packets, water and trail mix will be handed out.
10- 10:30 March to corners as a group, with people dropping out at their assigned corners.
10:30- 11:30 Historical Re-enactments/ Repeat of FREE SPEECH Speak outs on soap boxes
11:30 – 12:00 Start marching down E street and collect soap boxers until we are all gathered, marching to Children’s Park to join Save the Bill of Rights march on the NDAA.
12:00 – 1:30 NDAA march and undecided as yet action concerning Sen. Feinstein
1:30 – 2:00 Transport by car, trolley, or foot to SDCC [ Or alternative area in Balboa Park]
2:00 – 2:30 Lunch is served
2:30 – 3:30 Breakout groups (Topics to be decided. Ask other Occupy groups if they have suggestions)
3:30 – 4:30 Breakout groups
4:30 – 6:30 GA to focus on communication, coordination and strategies for working together. (Ask other Occupy groups if they have suggestions about this.)
6:30 – 7:30 Dinner
7:30 – 10:00 Socialize, open mic, music, entertainment of all sorts, have fun together or thereabouts, clean up.
Homeless Students Donation Drive flyer
Home Defense Empowerment Workshop flyer