been reading more on the legality of chalk. (ha!)... it became an
issue in 2007 as police were stepping up their anti-vandal activities
or whatever and told the parents of a 6 year old girl in park slope
they faced a 300 dollar fine if they didn't clean up their daughter's
chalk drawings on their stoop. It may remain somewhat of a grey area
but I have a friend who sticker bombs, was recently arrested (this was
just 2 months ago) and while in the holding cell, met a fellow street
artist who was in their for drawing faces on the street in chalk. And
we know a girl was arrested for chalking in zucotti the other day
(without being read her rights, I'm told) So just be careful please.
On Oct 13, 3:27 am, Steven Macchia <owsmediat...@gmail.com> wrote:
Yes, it is definitely something that i feel strongly about, but we would
need to let participants know that there is a risk of arrest and/or fines if
they are caught doing it.. Maybe thosewho wish to participate but dont want
to risk arrest can use chalk, newspapers, or tape fliers around town? Just
throwing out ideas?
On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 1:26 AM, ddotto <toddodo...@gmail.com> wrote:
I heartily encourage and would love to participate in all of these
activities - despite the fact that, excepting chalk drawings, they are *
Please be aware that stickers, too, are illegal, just as much as graffiti
with ink, acid, scratch and paint. Please advise all participants of this
fun and risky fact.
On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 12:15 AM, Bryant Bailey <bailey.brya...@gmail.com>wrote:
-agree with Sophia
t2011/10/12 Sofía Gallisá Muriente <rojoso...@gmail.com>
Stickers are cheap, people like putting them places and they can be made
quick! 1-800-Postcards is in downtown Manhattan, they're fast, cheap and
could *maybe* even be down with our cause and give us a discount? That
last bit might be wishful thinking but regardless, we need to get in
On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 11:49 PM, lio spiegler <b4i...@gmail.com> wrote:
they aren't mutually exclusive :-)
I was just surprised that people outside of Century 21 or around the
9/11 memorial were oblivious to the OWS that was happening around the
corner and some well placed chalk lines with arrows pointing the way
could be a fun way to let them know.
On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 11:12 PM, Steven Macchia <
I understand sidewalk chalk, however it is my opinion that even if
pieces of paper or stickers do cost a little bit of money, it would be
effective and also catch the eye of a lot more people. Also with
taped to walls, it's easily taken down so that there is no problem and
people are able to take the pieces of paper and either show other
keep it for themselves to remind others.
On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 10:37 PM, Christian Smith-Socaris
Passing to Outreach
On 10/12/2011 10:29 PM, lio spiegler wrote:
another easy way to spread the word is using colorful sidewalk
as long as it's dry outside for a few days, it can be seen by
thousands. the jury is out on the legality of the matter but a chalk
artist who got arrested is now suing the city for $1 million.
settle for $50K... 8-)
point is, it's cheap and creates less clutter than flyers and less
waste than stickers and the production cost is $0.
please pass over to outreach if you are on that group.
On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 9:35 PM, Bryant Bailey<
Totally vote for sticker bombing, when i lived in belfast a new
used this as their only form of advertising and when the club
had to turn people away after an hour. Would love to be a part of
mission if it happens.
On 12 October 2011 20:34, Sofía Gallisá Muriente<
I'm not directly a part of outreach but I've been filling my bag
flyers and newspapers everytime I'm in the square and handing them
dropping them off anywhere I go. I've heard there's a subway team
outreach has divided itself amongst different subway lines, I also
there's a commitment from a lot of people at OWS en español to
newspapers in Spanish and other materials in Latino neighborhoods
city. What you're asking for is being done to a certain extent but
could definitely be more done. I can't remember now if outreach
but there should be a place at the square where you can ask for a
whatever flyers/stickers/posters/handouts have been recently made
spread them in your neighborhood... I'm a fan of stickers, but
heed Daniel's advice.
On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 7:19 PM, Daniel
The message I just sent about the grafiti task force did not go
to OWS outreach because I'm not a member of that googlegroup.
kind as to forward the message to them.
On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 7:17 PM, Daniel
GREAT Idea. However, just a word of caution from a ny punk.
NYPD "grafiti task force" and sticker bombing is illegal. They
you if they catch you stickering. So think of it as an act of
disobedience and BE CAREFUL.
On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 6:54 PM, Christian Smith-Socaris
I'm forwarding this to Outreach: there is a subway team
operating and people are being recruited to spread the word and
across the city. In addition we're looking at organizing tools
Please direct this energy in the outreach committee's direction
can stay coordinate and not duplicate efforts.
On 10/12/2011 05:36 PM, Renée Renata Bergan wrote:
love this idea....
Renée Renata Bergan
On Oct 12, 2011, at 5:31 PM, Steven Macchia wrote:
It's come to my attention that word and interest of occupy
has not been circulating as much as some people (myself
would like in other parts of New York. I met with someone
(Who's looking to join the media team) who specializes in
advertising, as well as taking the time to talk with some
involved in the Arab Spring and the Spanish Revolution. They
surprised that we have been operating in such a limited space
making people come to us, or watch online, if they are
learning about the revolution.
Some of the suggested ideas in this discussion were:
-Getting teams on the subways handing out papers and flyers
people of the revolution
-Getting teams of 15-20+ to go in to different areas of the
day with hundreds of flyers or stickers about Occupy and
sticking them to walls so that everywhere you go you see
about the revolution
-"Sticker Bombing" was a suggested idea, so that you cover
walls / blocks / avenues with stickers about the revolution.
The idea being that you don't need a computer or a camera or
internet to help spread the word of the revolution, but you
someones interest because if every time the get on to or get
the subway, or everytime they leave they apartment building
100 flyers and stickers of the revolution, they are going to
see what it is about and want to check it out.
(Also, who would I speak to about a proposal to move in to
camp, because it's getting to the point where so many people
our first and only camp that it's counter-productive because
no room to move, sleep, work etc.)
Our job is to find love within us, each and every day
*revolution - transformation - love*