From:   Justin Wedes <>
Sent time:   Saturday, October 08, 2011 7:17:10 AM
Subject:   [september17discuss] Fwd: #OccupyWallStreet with Art

Will be epic tonight. Saw things last night and it's incredible!

One logistical point: would be great to seed the idea of keeping marches away from wall St tonight, as the last thing we need is a lockdown so nobody can get into gallery.


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From: Justin Wedes <>
Date: October 8, 2011 8:48:40 AM EDT
To:, GEM Listserv <>
Subject: #OccupyWallStreet with Art

Dear friends,

I am writing to invite you to a remarkable moment. Protest artists from all over the city - and the world - have converged onto #LibertyPlaza. You've seen their vast collage of signs, tshirts, video projections and more. Now it's time to take them to Wall Street:

On Saturday, Oct. 8, for 6 hours only, Wall Street will be occupied with art. Not profiteering or credit default swaps. Not disenfranchising The 99% to prop up an unaccountable elite that peddles in influence over our schools, neighborhoods and public spaces. Just art. #OccupyArt.

The site of this magnificent exhibit couldn't be more symbolic: the historic JP Morgan House, gutted and left for years to decay as our financial system collapsed. Inside 23 Wall Street, steps from the world's largest stock exchange, another exchange is happening. A peaceful, non-destructive exchange of creative ideas.

Please come join us from 3-9pm at 23 Wall St. as we, the occupiers of Wall Street, exhibit #NoComment: a pop-up art show inspired by the #OccupyWallStreet movement.


Justin Wedes
1 Organizer, NYC General Assemby