Thursday, February 16, 2012

[olympiaworkers] Uniting all of Oly, the state and the nation! Occupy Solidarity Social Forum, this weekend.

We are 24 hours away from opening night of the Occupy Solidarity Social Forum. 44 folks have registered locally so far with an astounding 118 registered from outside of Olympia! We expect that number to increase substantially by this weekend. Already folks nationally are beginning to echo this event with NOW DC calling for an Occupy Social Forum. You all have done an astounding job of opening up your doors and welcoming the movement coming from all over the country! Have you registered yet? Registration helps the food committee, hard workers all of them, make sure that food is for everyone!

Friday starting at 7PM we are having a community potluck at the Labor Council, 906 Columbia St SW, welcoming the Occupy Express and all others who are arriving into town. This will be a time for socializing and networking and to get connected with housing and that kind of thing. Come join us and bring a dish.

Saturday, 8AM, Temple Beth Hatfiloh, 201 8th Ave SE, we will be checking folks in for registration. We are asking folks for $30 but it is pay what you can if you can. Local folks may want to wander in for specific workshops, we're fine with that but still register. Check out the schedule and see what you like of the over 50 that are being presented. With this many workshops everyone will find at least one interesting.

Saturday, 7PM, we have David Korten speaking with Dorli Rainey, look these two fine folks up to see their story. This is a split benefit for Olympia Fellowship Of Reconciliation, our allies, so we are asking $10 at the door but again pay what you can and some of you pay more.

Sunday we have more great workshops and serious discussion time. In the evening we have a great line up of performers back to back at the Olympia Ballroom. Doors open at 6:45 and we will start promptly at 7PM for the Musical Revolutionaries Danny Kelly, David Rovics & Jim Page; also newly added is Autococoon. Directly following that show in the same location will be our after party, featuring Musical Revolutionary underground hiphop artist Mic Crenshaw! If you haven't heard of him watch the youtube video of "Help Me!" from 2010 and listen to the lyrics. We'll have some local talent on that bill as well. There is a beer garden but the event is all ages and we ask folks to donate $10 but again, give what you can, it doesn't pay to be a real revolutionary and we want to support our artists who are!

Don't stay up too late because we need you all in the morning for Occupy President's Day! Rally begins gathering in Sylvester Park at 10AM, with music and speakers, we'll serve food and have an open mic at noon and march to the capitol at 12:45PM. There we have all sorts of fun we are looking at engaging in and feel free to be yourself. Some folks will be lobbying, not us, but we aren't against you giving your representative grief. Others will be doing street theater, die-ins, occu-pieing and confronting corporate lobbyists. We've got the steps of the "Temple of Justice" building facing the capitol till 2 but we won't have a sound system so be LOUD! There are lots of other groups around that day so starting at 2 you are on your own to collaborate with other good hearted folks on the Capitol Steps or do your own thing. Be back at Sylvester Park at 5PM for a debrief General Assembly! Maybe new folks will show and we'll re-march to the capitol and take it over! Who knows!

Thanks everyone for taking the time to participate together. Olympia has been encouraged by the Occupy movement and this is our chance to build on the parts we found engaging to us! I'm listing some links below here so that folks can find out more information.

Occupy Solidarity Social Forum:, 360-742-0864, @ossf2012,

Facebook page:

FB events:  ;  ;  ; 

Occupy Olympia Facebook page:

Facebook group:

Occupy Olympia Listserves:


Occupy Solidarity:

Health, medical, first aid:


Structure (shelter):

Art (including performance):


Medical Team: Olympians United for Community Health (O.U.C.H.)

Food Committee

Art Group Calendar for Occupy Olympia






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