COMMUNITY NOT COMMODITY INVITES YOU TO JOIN US IN THE CASTRO FOR THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF OCCUPY WALLSTEET (09/17)
Join us for an afternoon of celebration and defiance. Bring your props, costumes, dances, and cheers as we rally and march on the banks. We have taken these street before, and we will do it again as a reminder to the big banks, real estate brokers, and politicians that WE are still here and ready to
FIGHT FOR OUR NEIGHBORHOOD.
SO WHAT ARE WE PLANNING TO DO?
*2pm-3pm: We begin our afternoon by setting up at the corner of 18th and Castro. At 2:30pm, we will have a brief community speak out!
*3pm-4pm: We begin our march on the banks as a group. We will mark the end of the march by holding a brief sit-in at Harvey Milk Plaza to denounce Sit/Lie and the criminalization of homelessness.
*5pm: We will join OSF at 555 California for a debt burning ceremony, where we will symbolically get rid of debt through the burning of debt papers.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BRING?
*Signs, costumes, or any visual aid that represents a playful response to economic injustice
*Cheers, chants, song, and spirit
*Bank statements, student loan statements, and all other proofs of debt for the debt burning ceremony
WHAT ARE WE PROTESTING (AND WHY THE CASTRO)?
Many of us know the Castro as the historic home of queer activism since the 1970’s. And yet increased rents, foreclosures and evictions, and THE displacement of queer and homeless youth has taken the neighborhood further from the legacy of Harvey Milk and those who fought to make this place a home for EVERYONE. On September 17th, we invite Castro residents to join us in DEMANDING A NEIGHBORHOOD FOR ALL OF US.
WHAT ARE WE ASKING FOR?:
*Divestment from big banks like Wells Fargo, BofA, Chase, and Citibank; and investment in credit unions
*No more evictions and Foreclosures that create homelessness; especially among young members of the LGBT community.
*Stop evicting those with HIV/AIDS!
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Added to the calendar on Friday Sep 14th, 2012 3:16 PM