From:   rob hollander <lesrrd@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Friday, November 04, 2011 5:08:10 PM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   [september17discuss] Fwd: Press Release for Nov 5: Asian American Community March in Solidarity with Occupy Wall Street
 

Chinatown march tomorrow in solidarity with OWS. From Robert Lee, Exec. Director/Curator, Asian American Arts Centre:

PRESS RELEASE           

For Immediate Release                                                        November 4, 2011

                                                                                   Contact Information: Robert Lee

                                                                                                                   (646) 831  9744

 

Asian American Community March in Solidarity with Occupy Wall Street

 

On November 5, 2011, Asian American community members will again demonstrate support for the Occupy Wall Street movement.  Community members will start their march at 1:30 PM in front of the Bank of America on Bayard Street and the Bowery and march together to Zuccotti Park on Broadway and Cedar Street in time to join the weekly meeting of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators at 2 PM.  

 

Asian Americans have had a long history of involvement in movements to correct injustices in our society.  The Occupy Wall Street movement is bringing much needed attention to the plight of many Americans who are struggling from the economic downturn and the increasing divide between the have’s and have not’s. 

 

As 13% of the population, Asian American New Yorkers also have much to lose if we as a city and nation continue on this path where budget cuts are decimating safety net services.  The Asian American community stands in solidarity to protect the most vulnerable in our society and call for fair share tax reform. 

 

We want to take this opportunity and join with the remarkable people who have stood their ground and be part of the Occupy Wall Street.  Join us, join the many individuals who will come to Zuccotti Park tomorrow at 2pm, and who have signed on to endorse this Call for Action!

 

The path of the march with the banner “Occupy Wall Street with Peace” will be from Bwoery to Worth Street onto Centre Street and Park Row, walking past City Hall Park to Broadway to our destination Zuccotti Park on Cedar Street.  We welcome others to join the march from the start or anywhere along the route or at 2pm at Zuccotti Park.

 

Signatories (a working list in formation):

Suki Terada Ports, Vanessa S. Leung,  Robert Lee, 廖君明, Jan Lee, Jeanie Chin, Rocky Chin, Larry Hama, Fay Chiang, Tomie Arai, Peter Cheng

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