Occupy Seattle SCCC Good Neighbor Statement
Occupy Seattle (OS) supports all those that are struggling to make public education accessible for students and workers of all ages and backgrounds.
Many of us involved with OS are students from SCCC and other institutions of higher education. OS stands in solidarity with students and staff on campus and people who struggle against the policies that make education inaccessible–through tuition hikes, cuts to staff, and hikes in transportation fees. We stand in solidarity with those amongst us who have been shut out of campuses because of tuition hikes and those who have lost their jobs or suffered worse working conditions because of budget cuts.
OS will be respectful of the learning environment of the campus, this involves being peaceful and respectful while in route to the restrooms during school hours and respectful treatment of the facilities in the building.
OS will refrain from tagging or the defacement of land or structures at SCCC.
OS also respects the work of the custodial staff and request that all people associated with OS, agrees to clean up after ourselves so as not to overload the custodial staff. The porta-potties available at the site or offsite will also serve to not overload existing indoor facilities.
OS supports the FARMERS MARKET and wants to make our occupation supportive of their use of SCCC space.
Camping on the plaza should cease on Sunday during Farmers Market and breakdown hours will be 6:30am-5pm on those days.
OS supports good relations with our neighbors, supports a healthy learning environment, as well as the healthy need for OS campers to sleep.
In order to fulfill our commitment to being good neighbors as well as to allow other occupiers the sleep they need, OS will limit excessive noisemaking (i.e. drumming/music/loud behavior) to the following hours:
Mon-Thurs : 5pm-9pm
OS wants to create an environment that is conducive for people of all ages, all disabilities as well as people of all different backgrounds.
OS is aware of SCCC’s policy of no drugs or alcohol on campus and we will do our best to inform new occupiers of this
We will also inform new occupiers that at SCCC, smoking is limited to designated areas (which will be marked in at least two areas at the perimeter of OS SCCC encampment)
OS asks all individuals associated with OS to support the mission of the occupation and be responsible both for themselves as well as for the people around them
Behaviors should be accountable to the safety and well being of all occupiers.
OS will display signage and provide handouts at the info booth in order to show awareness and respect for our good neighbor guidelines