From:   Matthew Presto <>
Sent time:   Thursday, September 22, 2011 5:51:13 AM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Lil' Occupiers

Okay, perhaps this upcoming Sunday is too ambitious for a formal childcare infrastructure, so I'm willing to advertise October 2 as the real beginning date. In the meantime, however, I'll be doing plenty to offer activities and hope to organize with others around this.

On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 7:29 AM, Matthew Bralow <> wrote:
I LOVE THIS DATE sunday oct 2!  PLUS SAT oct 1 a big event in NYC is
taking place to end nuclear power... maybe can promote this at GA as
well!  event is planned at pier 55   not sure if children-friendly
activities are planned for this event but i will find out and report

On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 10:54 PM, Matthew Presto
<> wrote:
> Yeah let's make Sunday the goal!
> I'd be more than happy to tutor (especially math!), but I also agree that
> it'd be important to have kid's books and activities that deal with issues
> related to why their parent(s) might be coming to the occupation. I can get
> a pretty good amount of materials if there is interest.
> Kelley, if you could reach out to those families from Bloombergville, that'd
> be incredibly helpful!
> Matt
> On Sep 21, 2011, at 10:42 PM, MAd Hatter wrote:
> Can we set this up for this weekend? Maybe have a few hours on sunday be our
> first children's day?
> On Wednesday, September 21, 2011, grimwomyn <> wrote:
>> This is AMAZING!! Yes I would love to be able to utilize something like
>> this! I think Bluestockings Bookstore has some other radical children's
>> literature that we might be able to get them to donate
>> maybe....
>> Thanks! I am gonna start tweeting #liloccupiers to promote it....
>> On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 10:06 PM, NicolasMoselleAllen
>> <> wrote:
>>> I have a story book called Tales for Little Rebels: A Collection of
>>> Radical Children's Literature, with stories ranging from Dr. Seuss to
>>> Bolshevik sponsored "Fairy Tales for Worker's Children". Let me know if you
>>> would like this!
>>> On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 9:58 PM, Luis Moreno-Caballud
>>> <> wrote:
>>>> This is really great!
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>>>> On Sep 21, 2011, at 9:39 PM, Kelley Wolcott wrote:
>>>> Hey Matthew!
>>>> I would like to coordinate another Family Day like I did at
>>>> Bloombergville, the parents and kids loved it, and wanted to do more similar
>>>> actions. It was a great real world experience for families that wanted to
>>>> teach their kids about social and economic justice. I'm not sure if I can
>>>> make it happen this week end but maybe the weekend after? Interested?
>>>> In solidarity,
>>>> Kelley
>>>> On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 9:32 PM, Matthew Presto
>>>> <> wrote:
>>>>> Hey everyone,
>>>>> In an effort to make the General Assembly more accessible, some of us
>>>>> have been talking about coordinating a childcare center. I don't expect that
>>>>> to fully materialize for another few days, but in the meantime, I want to
>>>>> reach out to folks again to see if there's is any interest in contributing
>>>>> to this endeavor.
>>>>> Or, if you're a parent, let me know if this would be of use to you. You
>>>>> can trust me; I'm a graduate student for elementary education and am a third
>>>>> grade teacher. The other person who has expressed interest, Kristin, also
>>>>> has a background in education and is currently a substitute teacher.
>>>>> While we're waiting for more folks to join in, I'm going to try to
>>>>> obtain and bring all sort of relevant supplies to Liberty Plaza--picture
>>>>> books, watercolors, boardgames, etc. Any other suggestions?
>>>>> Anyone doing outreach, please mention that such a project is in the
>>>>> works. I think it will encourage a lot more parents to come and get
>>>>> involved!
>>>>> Matt