Occupy Detroit



Local presence of the Occupy Movement. Detroit's issues with injustices in socioeconomic systems are the focus. The movement has brought a new wave of activists in support. Many will be curious about focused issues.

Future Events

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Past Events

Saturday, April 19, 2014 from noon-2pm
A General Assembly has been called to share information and organize across a variety of activities going on at this time and into the future. Location: Grand Circus Park, Woodward at Adams, Detroit Time: noon There is much to discuss! Loose agenda…. - Welcome/Icebreaker - Worldwide Wave of Action - May Day Detroit - Action Camp May 13 – 20th - Finances - The Peoples Potluck - The March Against Monsanto https://www.facebook.com/events/583934861704916/
Friday, April 4, 2014 from noon-3pm
Educational gathering at the fountain in Grand Circus Park starting at noon where Occupy Detroit held its encampment in 2011. This session brings together those interested in discussing how to move forward as activists with lessons learned through being involved. Session leader: Fuzzytek Session format: Instructional, small group breakouts Attending: all ages welcome, $5 donation-none will be turned away What will you get from this session Learn how to study the issues you are passionate about Discover how to work with the tools you have Gain power over your weaknesses through community involvement and gain self-confidence How to speak to government officials, media, and community groups effectively Session Goal Empowered #WaveOfAction activists as community members After the educational session we’ll be going to the Spirit of Detroit statue at Woodward and Jefferson to participate and cover the youth-led rally by FIST – Fight Imperialism, Stand Together. [link] (https://waveofaction.org/job/fist-detroit-mi-usa-solutions-youth-march-for-jobs-and-justice/)
Friday, April 4, 2014 at midnight through Friday, July 4, 2014 at 11:30pm
midnight through Friday, July 4 at 11:30pm
Watch for events with the tag #WaveOfAction - these are being aligned worldwide with the call for movement to gain new ground from April 4th to July 4th, 2014. From the [WaveOfAction.org](http://WaveOfAction.org) site: ##We Are A Movement Of Movements The Worldwide #WaveOfAction begins April 4th and runs through July 4th. During this three-month cycle, people throughout the world will be protesting corruption, rallying around solutions and taking part in alternative systems. The new paradigm will be on full display. Studies have proven that it only takes 3.5% of the population taking nonviolent action to create meaningful and positive change. The #WaveOfAction gives all of us who want change a powerful opportunity to #EvolveSociety. Change-makers all over the world will be engaged at the same time in an unprecedented wave of transformation. On April 4th, there will be launch celebrations at hundreds of former Occupy locations globally. We will honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy of nonviolent action and spend the day connecting with allies and strategizing Spring action campaigns. This crowdsourced campaign will become what you, the people, make of it, self-organizing and organically evolving, a new culture will emerge. What are you most passionate about? What are you doing to be the change? Whatever it is, passionately be it in public this Spring. Get together with like-minded friends and have fun with it. We have power in numbers. United we are unstoppable. OUR TIME HAS COME!! Please use these hashtags ~ #WaveOfAction #GlobalSpring #ReOccupy #BeTheChange Please send any questions or suggestions to Admin@WaveOfAction.org
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 from 8:30am-12:30pm
Remember Remember the 5th of November... The City Council is meeting tomorrow from 7-9 AM tomorrow and guess what? We have a surprise for them!! It's time to MARCH!! LET'S replace the capitalist system, with a sustainable system for human's and the planet's need rather than profit, towards sustainability. LET'S Flash Mob the City Council as REAL People with REAL Rights! We are NOT slaves. We are NOT paying these taxes so that corporations and CEO's can make billions of dollars to hoard all of the world's resources. LET'S DEMAND that the 99% become 100% again!! We have the right. We Have the Power! This is the moment you've been waiting for... This is an all people's movement who are sick of the system and are inspired to do something about it... Bring signs, pots and pans to bang, anything that makes noise and let's BE THE CHANGE WE WISH TO SEE.
Saturday, October 12, 2013 from noon-2pm
The energy that launched with Occupy Detroit has sent fingers off into Social Justice and Environmental Justice action throughout the Detroit Area. It is time to reunite the fingers of this hand back into the fist of empowerment, to celebrate and reflect over what's happened these past 2 years. This year, the focus will be on the many incredible local organizations working hard to better our community and planet. Let's use this opportunity to gather and find out what folks are working on, expand our networks, connect activists with new opportunities to help, and have a good time. More info coming shortly. The event has been scheduled to follow after the March Against Monsanto in Detroit. More information about this march can be found here: http://on.fb.me/14kMDue
Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 5-8pm
Folks…the 9th. monthly People's Potluck will be on Thursday September 26th. beginning at 5:00 P.M. (Please note we are starting a half hour earlier.) Come one/come all/come hungry... Please bring your favorite dish to pass.... Since we didn't get to discuss the theme we had planned in August we will revisit "Are we living under American Fascism?" "Most Americans think fascism is something foreign, occurring in Europe decades ago, and that it “can’t happen here.” In fact, the opposite is true. Today, epochal changes in the way things are produced are opening the door to the rise of fascism worldwide. One of the gravest dangers the working-class movement in America faces is the ruling class’ effort to mask what fascism is, how it arises, and, most importantly, the ominous danger it represents for humanity. As a result of bourgeois propaganda, a section of America is welcoming fascism. What is Fascism? The fundamental characteristic of fascism is corporate economic power merged with the political power of the State. Politically, fascism is the substitution of one form of class domination – bourgeois democracy – by another. Fascism is State intervention in every aspect of the economy and society to protect private property." With participants involved in so many activities we can discuss them and future plans. Lets hear from folks involved with Bankruptcy, EFM, Foreclosure, Eviction Defense, DCATS, RTW, Climate Change, Immigration Reform, Detroit People's Platform, Occupy Detroit 2nd. Anniversary and more. Please mark your calendars. Get out the word to your friends and neighbors. Children are welcome! Presently the dinner is sponsored by Occupy Detroit, Critical Moment, Moratorium Now, Detroit Social Justice Ministry (Central United Methodist Church), Detroit Food Not Bombs, People's Tribune, Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, Hush House, The Wobbly Kitchen, The Green Party of Michigan, League of Revolutionaries for a New America(LRNA), The Raging Grannies, Detroit Coalition Against Tar Sands (D-CATS), South Eastern Chapter of the Zeitgeist Movement, Phoenix Cafe, Institute for the Study of the Science of Society(ISSS), This Hood of Ours, Inc, Rally! Comrades, The People's Radical Discussion Group and more to follow. This is open to all progressive folks and their friends wishing to have some lively discussion around current events. Come and enjoy the camaraderie and fellowship. "It’s not enough to be out in the streets fighting for change. Revolutionaries must have a clear sense of how societies develop, how revolutions happen, what stages revolutions proceed through, what stage the process is in at the moment. Skilled revolutionaries see farther because they know the steps, the stages,and the process. Skilled revolutionaries see the road that the revolutionary movement must take to succeed–the line of march.These skills come from study."
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 9am through Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 6pm
9am through Sunday, August 25 at 6pm
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