Occupy Oakland 2nd Anniversary Party! Detailed Schedule of Events.
Sarah Shourd is an author, activist and Contributing Editor at Solitary Watch. She spent 410 days in solitary confinement while held as a political hostage by the Iranian Government in 2009-2010. Before being captured Shourd was living in a Palestinian Refugee Camp in Damascus, Syria working with the Iraqi Student Project. She’s written for The New York Times, CNN, Newsweek's Daily Beast and has a blog on Huffington Post. Her memoir (co-authored by her now-husband Shane Bauer and friend Josh Fattal) will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in Spring 2014. For more information visit her website.
Fred Hampton Jr. (either in person or via speaker phone)
Fred Hampton, Jr. (born December 29, 1969) is an African-American political activist and the son of Fred Hampton, Sr. His father was a Black Panther who was killed by the Chicago Police in 1969. Hampton's mother Deborah Johnson, who was also shot, was eight-and-a-half months pregnant with him when Hampton Sr. was killed in her presence during the pre-dawn police raid. Hampton Sr. was 21 at the time of his death; Johnson was 19...
Hampton is the chairman of the Prisoners of Conscience Committee (P.O.C.C.). On July 3, 2013, Hampton and three others filed a false arrest and excessive force lawsuit against Oakland and Emeryville, claiming that they were held for almost three hours on January 21, 2013 in retaliation for their well-known activism.
Laleh has been active in Anti-Repression and lately with Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity. She has spoken movingly before the Oakland City Council and at many Occupy Oakland events. She had a video documentary made about her.
Come join comrades for its 2nd anniversary. Talk. Reflect. Enjoy. Music. Speakers. Food will be served, and movies will be shown as soon as it gets dark.
This Year's Theme: Solidarity with the 60 day California Prisoners’ Hunger Strike and the 60 hour Solidarity Fast by two OO participants, opposition to solitary confinement, privatization of prisons and the rest of our commons. And of course the continuing struggle against the economic destruction of the 99%.
2:00 PM: Music begins.
2:00 - 4:00 PM: Music! Rocker T, JuJu, Street Black, TMac and others.
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM: Our Guest Speakers.
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM: OO Committees & Activist groups give reports on theirs doings.
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Food! Brought to you by 'Big Red' and the informal OO food group.
7:00 PM - 7:15 PM: Announcements by organizers.
7:15 PM - ?: Movies! (New Occupy Oakland documentaries, Porky the Anarchist Pig, Occupy the Sierras)
See You There!
One of the original Occupy Oakland posters from two years ago: