November 17, 2011.
Occupy Seattle is pleased to announce the line up for its Voices of the Revolution Rally on Saturday, November 19th from 12 to 6pm at Westlake Center Park.
The keynote speaker is Dorli Rainey, a long time activist, former schoolteacher, and school board member who has become the face of the Occupy movement by virtue of one picture and a life of activism. Born in Austria, Rainey came to the U.S. in 1956 following her work as a technical translator in the U.S. Army in Europe. She describes herself as an “all-around troublemaker.” “I believe change begins in the streets, and all citizens have the power to make a difference,” she writes in her blog. “Together we can make our voices heard in the ivory towers of government”. In addition to supporting Occupy Seattle, she is a member of Women in the Black an international network who “stand in silent vigil, calling for peace, justice and non-violent solutions to conflict.” Rainey has been called “a role model among activists that walks the walk.”
Her Appearance on Current with Keith Olbermann: http://current.com/shows/countdown/videos/occupy-seattle-octogenarian-activist-dorli-rainey-on-being-pepper-sprayed-by-seattle-police-importance-of-activism
Musicians who will be donating their awesome talent in support of Occupy Seattle’s work to stop the moneyed interest’s corruption of our democracy include Flow Motion and Cracker Factory. Flowmotion, a hard working, longstanding Seattle group has been entertaining audiences in and around Puget Sound for years. A Flowmotion show is a “swooping ride through the fingers of rock fueled solely on the expert musicianship of its five parts, producing a sound that’s unmistakably huge”. Cracker Factory brings the powerful rocking sound of the 99% to audiences throughout Seattle.