OCCUPY BLACK FRIDAY
Friday, November 25, 2011
A day of protest and celebration with Occupy Seattle!
We invite you to forgo the shopping frenzy and participate instead in a day of protest, community, education, creativity and caring. We think this is more valuable than any holiday gift bought at the big box stores.
All afternoon there will be an arts and crafts booth for you to make homemade holiday gifts, a Really Really Free Market for free gift exchanges, and resources from the Seattle Good Business Network about supporting out local economy. Many great ways to re-think gifts and shopping this holiday season!
We also invite you to demonstrate against all that is wrong with corporate America and participate in a day of protest and education at area Walmarts as Occupy Seattle acts with other Occupy Movements around the state! Departure from Westlake shortly after Noon. To help carpool, call 206-412-9770.
12pm: Rally with Speakers
‘OUR WalMart’ speaker
‘Life as a Macy’s Employee’ speaker
John de Graaf, Happiness Initiative
Laura Musikanski, Sustainable Seattle
Christine Hanna, Seattle Good Business Network
1:15pm: Singing with members of the Occupy Chorus, Seattle Peace Chorus and Seattle Labor Chorus
1:45pm: Bruce Lesnik, folk guitar with politics and humor
2:00: Jamil Suleman, Hip Hop Occupies
2:15: Singing with the Raging Grannies
2:30: Alan Genatossio, guitar
3:00pm: Community Square Dance! With the Seattle Subversive Square Dance Society
4pm: Seattle Good Business Network: Teach-In about supporting local economy
4:30pm: Meditation and Closing