Julien Harrison <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2011 20:47:56 -0800
To: R M<firstname.lastname@example.org>; Michael Premo<email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Subject: Press release for OYB - sorry for last minute!
Ok, finally we are done with the Press Release for tomorrow!� Ok, please see this google doc to edit and copy into word doc for final version.� IT IS HERE.
Also, the text is below.��� Can we still get this out tomorrow?�� I think it just needs a quick look over and then can go out?� Thanks so much yall, we are really excited about this!
julienOccupy Your Block Press ReleaseOccupy Wall Street calls upon New York to take to the neighborhoods.The Occupy movement is far more than a physical occupation. �What began as the act of a few occupying a physical space has now far transcended Liberty Park, or McPherson Square in Washington DC, or Oscar Grant Plaza in Oakland. Rather, we recognize that this spark of resistance, hope, and possibility has ignited thousands of people. �Apathy or hopelessness has � for the first time in many years � ceded to hope, optimism, common indignation, and the belief that collective action and dialogue can truly transform society.Occupy Your Block is an initiative to build on this momentum at the community level. �It is a collaborative effort between Occupy movements of NYC and community organizations and individuals to connect the work being done in communities to the Occupy Movement at large. �The message is simple: �Occupy your Block� in whatever manner you please. �This initiative will kick-off over the weekend of Friday, Nov. 11th through Sunday, Nov. 13th. Lola Katan a Junior at Beacon High School is planning a teach-in to be held in her school library to discuss how the economic and political situation affects their future.1 �A man from Far Rockaway hung a sign in his window, talked to a few friends, and was surprised when fifteen neighbors showed up to organize a General Assembly.2 ��A community organization, a religious group, a union held open forums and teach-ins discussing the movement.3 ��A lone woman walked out to her park and wrote �I am the 99%� on the concrete with chalk. �Later she walked by and her fellow 99% had filled the entire park: �I am the 99%.�4 �The Gabby family from Jersey City planned a clean-up at Mary Benson Park.5Our struggle for economic justice and real democracy has long existed; community organizations and neighborhood activists have been organizing for these rights for decades. �We acknowledge their hard work today; and we call for all New Yorkers to organize locally, speak-out, be heard, and engage all you know!1) �Contact Lola Katan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 646 245 62712) Contact John Baxter at email@example.com or 917-575-96243) Contact OWS Outreach at OccupyYourBlock@gmail.com or 617-365-9266 /Sam Blickle w/ Make the Road New York at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-514-35284) Contact Ben Zolno at Ben@newmessagemedia.com5) Contact OWS Outreach at OccupyYourBlock@gmail.com or 617-365-9266General Inquires please inquire with OWS Press Team or OWS Outreach at OccupyYourBlock@gmail.com / 617-365-9266. �Additional Contacts can be provided upon request.The list of this weekends events follows. �Please see OccupyYourBlock.org for detailed information. �Updates forthcoming.FRIDAY NOVEMBER 11thTeach-In: Modern-Day Slavery in the Welfare System in NYC and how low-income people are fighting to end it.Hosted by Community Voices HeardFriday, November 11th 1:00pmCVH Office � East Harlem115 East 106th St., 3rd FloorSATURDAY NOVEMBER 12thOccupy Your Block / Occupy BrooklynSaturday November 12th 10:00am � 7:00pmSunday, November 12th � 13th �11:00am � 6:00pmNear Brooklyn Borough Hall, Korean War Veteran�s Plaza at Cadman Plaza West/East between Tillary and Johnson St.NYC Premiere: Portraits of a Solidarity EconomySaturday, November 12 � 2:00pm - 4:00pmThe Commons BrooklynBluestockings �OCCUPIED: Occupy Wall Street Art Show�Monday, November 14th @ 7PM � Free172 Allen St.New York, NY 10002Occupy Your Block with Gabby & FamilyMary Benson Park Clean-UpSaturday, November 12th 1:00pm � 3:00pmMary Benson Park, Jersey CityCommunity Teach-In Series: Racial Justice and the Occupy MovementSaturday, November 12 6:00pm � 8:00pmUnion Theological Seminary, 3041 Broadway Rm. 207Teach-In with Make the Road New York / OWSSt. Joe�s Catholic ChurchSunday November 13th, 2:00pmOccupy Staten Island & FerrySaturday November 12thWall Street @ Staten IslandSunday November 13th1:00 General Assembly @ Food Court in Staten Island MallSUNDAY NOVEMBER 13thDay of OWS Events, Teach-Ins at Slave TheaterNovember 13th1215 Fulton St. Brooklyn