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Weekly Round-up

Workers Unite!

For the past month we have come together to support and rebuild communities broken by Hurricane Sandy. As Sharon Lerner wrote in the American Prospect, “the storm handed inequality activists an almost eerily perfect illustration of exactly what they see as wrong with our world.”

In this vein, over Thanksgiving Occupy Sandy joined with communities to share over 10,000 meals.  Now we begin to come together to connect the dots from the storm, to climate change, to the reckless greed of the 1%-ers at the forefront of the fossil fuel industry.   

The work is far from over, so join us. You can check out the Occupy Sandy Relief NYC Facebook page to get started. -- from the ‘Your Inbox: Occupied’ team

Occupy these Actions and Events

Wednesday, November 28

  • 6:30pm
    • Occupy Sandy Guerilla Movie Premier with Josh Fox
    • Mystery Location - Text @ClimateCrime to 23559 or follow #climatecrime
    • Join academy-award nominated director Josh Fox (Gasland), Occupy Sandy Relief organizers, 350.org, The Other 98%, and The Illuminator for a Guerilla Premiere of Josh Fox’s new short film “Occupy Sandy: A Human Response to the New Realities of Climate Change,” which viscerally shows the damage left behind by the storm, highlights the heroic grassroots efforts of Occupy activists, and the upcoming fight with the fossil fuel industry. Dress warm, bring hot beverages, be prepared to move and to be moved.
  • 9pm
    • Occupy Sandy Volunteer Appreciation Night
    • The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Brooklyn (b/w 2nd-3rd Ave)
    • Take the F/G/R to 4th Ave - 9th St Station You are cordially invited to kick back and relax for a few hours this week in appreciation of all of your hard work and dedication to Occupy Sandy relief!  There will be LIVE dance beats from DJ RiMix as well as surprise musical performances & more! Drink specials and, of course, no cover charge!

DAILY, Volunteer to Clean-out homes in the Rockaways

  • Sign Up at respondandrebuild.org/volunteer
  • Help residents clean and remove debris from their houses. You do not need specific skills for this type of work, just a willingness to get dirty and help. Experienced team leaders will guide your work efforts and keep you safe on the job. If you do have experience or skills in construction, demolition, engineering, or environmental assessment, please contact oscleanout@gmail.com.

Thursday, November 29th, 4pm

Thursday, November 29, 9pm

Friday, November 30, 8:30am

  • Drowning in Debt: An Organizing Challenge
  • Murphy Institute, CUNY, 25 West 43rd St.,18th floor
  • Is it possible to form a “union” of debtors, capable of delivering debt relief and transforming the predatory debt economy?  Speakers – members of Occupy’s Strike Debt Assembly — will explore this possibility along with the strategies needed to realize it.

Saturday, December 1, 2pm

  • Workshop on Strategic Research with the New York City Radical Reference Collective
  • Organization of Staff Analysts, 220 East 23rd Street, Suite 707
  • Anyone who has done organizing or protesting knows that researching your target is essential to all phases of struggle, from building your appeal to the public and locating points of weakness, to forming a coalition and articulating demands. The New York City Radical Reference Collective is an all-volunteer group of librarians and library school students who specialize in research methods for radical activists. This workshop is a great opportunity for anyone involved in planning or conducting a campaign to improve their research skills! All experience levels welcome.

Saturday and Sunday December 1 and 2

  • #NYTechResponds Sandy Benefit Weekend
  • It’s been amazing to see how the NY Tech community has stepped up and collaborated across different organizations to help Sandy relief and recovery. But there is still much more for us to do - both to recover now and to prepare before the next disaster hits.The NY Tech community is coming together as #NYTechResponds for a Sandy Relief Agency Conference, Hackathon, and Fundraiser in New York City. This is your opportunity to take what you do best - designing and developing technology - and apply those skills directly to Sandy relief.  
  • REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/nytrhack
  • DONATE HERE: http://bit.ly/nytrgive

Tuesday, December 4th, 6pm

  • Occupy Public Access TV Studio Team Free Orientation
  • Brooklyn Center for Media Education
  • The OPATV Studio Team is looking for new members to help with segments that are shot at BCAT-TV’s studio.The first step is a free 2-hour orientation, which will be held at 6:00 PM-8:00 PM on the first Tuesday of the month (Dec. 4th) and 11:00 AM-1:00 PM on the third Saturday of the month (Dec. 16).

Friday, December 7th, 6pm

  • Recover, Resist, Rebuild: Labor Speaks out after Sandy
  • Murphy Institute, 25 W. 43rd Street, 18th Floor
  • Hurricane Sandy wrecked great swaths of public infrastructure in New York and New Jersey. It is crucial that as we begin to work seriously towards rebuilding our communities, and while the storm has exposed the rampant inequalities in the city, it has also given us an opportunity to find new ways of working together.

Saturday, December 8th, 12:30pm

  • Occupy Trinity Conference
  • Trinity Church, 79 Broadway
  • Trinity Wall Street is having a conference on Radical Christian Life: Equipping Ourselves for Social Change.  Occupy Catholics is bringing the conference out into the streets of NYC by hosting a Free Forum (theological and otherwise) on the topic of "A Radical Christian Response...." to the Debt Crisis caused by Wall Street, Hurricane Sandy, and other community building and mutual aid activities. RSVP on the Facebook event page.

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