From:   Lauren <>
Sent time:   Wednesday, September 28, 2011 4:56:06 PM
To:   september17 <>
Subject:   [september17discuss] Re: We are the 99% Open Forum every weekday at Liberty Sq at 6pm

Do you think Karen can come a little bit earlier, around 5.45 pm? Just

to be fair with our other volunteer that has been scheduled at 6pm!






On Sep 28, 4:33 am, Michael Strom <> wrote:

> This is great! I was hoping a popular education program like this would be

> put together. Thanks. =)


> But I do have a question about something I'm in the process of pulling

> together for Thursday. I'm a member of a group called Organizing for

> Occupation (O4O:, a grassroots organization that works to

> actualize the human right to housing through direct action. One of the lead

> organizers of O4O, Karen Gargamelli, would like to come speak at Liberty

> Plaza on Thursday at 6pm about the housing crisis, O4O's work, and what we

> can do bring together and support our struggles. O4O members fighting

> through foreclosure and/or homelessness would come and speak as well.


> One of the goals of this discussion will be to establish relationships

> between Occupy Wall Street and O4O folks in hopes of organizing a series of

> anti-foreclosure actions next week.


> I know that 6pm on Thursday is the only time Karen can come this week. Is

> there any way that we could combine this with Thursday's 99% Open Forum?

> Maybe switch things around so that Thursday's topic is housing-related?


> I think working with O4O would be beneficial and strategic on a number of

> levels (help us build relationships with community orgs, put our movement in

> deeper conversation with lived struggles of this city, help build momentum

> through strategic action, etc), and I rather not have two simultaneous

> events take away from each others' attendance.


> Thoughts?


> -Michael