When: December 3rd at 9am to TBD (based upon # of Occupations participating).
Where: We will meet at Lincoln Park in downtown Long Beach at 9am, and take the Blue Line to downtown LA. Once downtown we’ll assemble at LA Plaza Park across the street from Union Station by 11am. Occupy LA is going to investigate whether or not food is possible to have there. More details to come. At 12 noon we will cross over and enter into Union Station. It is our understanding that you will need a valid ticket to be inside the station.
Who: Currently Occupy Long Beach, Occupy Los Angeles and Occupy Pasadena have confirmed they will be participating. Please forward this information on to anyone you know at other Occupations. We would like as many Occupations participating as possible.
What: Each Occupation will perform a 3 to 5 minute skit. As of today, there are 3 Occupations participating, and the plan is to have each Occupation perform in a row at each half an hour mark. The remaining time in the half hour will be used for what is called Invisible Theater. In the Invisible Theater section, we will break off into small groups (perhaps 5 each) and give voice to how we are part of the 99%. We will do this as though we don’t know one another, planting other team members in key places to stimulate conversation with those 99%ers passing by and not yet participating in the exercise. This is similar to Guerrilla Marketing. The only limit is your team’s creativity. If there are only 3 Occupations participating, we will continue this process 4 times from 12-2pm and then begin Theater of the Oppressed from 2-3. If more Occupations join, we will revise the schedule to accommodate, perhaps staggering different Occupations’ skits into different 30 minute sections (e.g. 1st half hour Occ1, Occ2, Occ3. 2nd half hour Occ4, Occ5, Occ6, etc.). This will be finalized at LA Plaza Park between 11am and noon, unless it’s clear beforehand who exactly will be participating. Immediately following Theater of the Oppressed will be joint committee meetings to plan the next Inter-Occupation action.
Why: This is both an opportunity for networking between Occupations, and an opportunity for Outreach. We can both join forces, and meet people where they are. It is being coordinated for a Saturday in hopes that people will be in less of a rush to get out of the station.
How: Each Occupation is coming up with their own skit and own themes for their skit.
Long Beach is intending to give voice to those 99%ers that cannot actively participate in the movement. We will be meeting on Thursday at 7pm in front of City Hall in LB this week to devise our methods. Sunday the 20th from 10am to 1pm we will begin collecting stories and then the following week we will begin formulating how to best represent them.
Los Angeles will be doing a skit on getting money out of politics and connecting the big issues to the seemingly smaller ones.
Pasadena will be doing a skit on heathcare and gentrification.
[Reposted with edits - MC]