Rev. Billy, NYC street performer and OWS participant, will be in
Portland on Thursday and Friday, 12/08-12/09, as part of a 9-city
Occupy tour bringing greetings from the other Occupy encampments. He
will be “preaching” his basic anti-corporate, anti-consumerism message
at the Open Forum on Thursday evening at 7pm in Shemanski Park, and
again on Friday at 6:45pm before the Spokes Council Meeting.
While he is in Portland he will be conducting a workshop, “How to
Occupy PDX Streets with Political Theater”, at Lucky Labs, 915
Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, on Thursday afternoon from 1pm – 3pm.
He will also tentatively appear from 4pm-6pm on Friday at the teach-in
at PCC Cascade campus, “Everything you want to know about revolution
but were afraid to ask“.
There is no admission fee associated with any of his Portland
A 2007 documentary film by Morgan Spurlock, “What Would Jesus Buy?”,
chronicled Rev. Billy’s cross-country tour with his “Earthalujah
Choir” from NYC to Disneyland during the holiday season. He is
traveling without the choir on this tour, but is bringing Rob
VanAlkenmade, his friend and the cinematographer of “What Would Jesus
Buy?”, who will be filming his appearances in Portland.
See a clip of a recent appearance at OWS here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
“What Would Jesus Buy?” is available for streaming from Netflix.
Rev. Billy’s Schedule:
10:30am – arrival at PDX
Rev. Billy will be staying at the 18th Avenue Peace House, 2116 NE
Tillamook, Portland, OR 503-281-3697
1pm-3pm – Workshop: ”How to Occupy PDX Streets with Political
7pm – Open Forum – Shemanski Park
9am – 4pm – Open and available
4pm – 6pm – (Tentative) Teach-In “Everything you want to know about
revolution but were afraid to ask.”
Portland Community College Cascade Campus Moriarty Arts and Humanities
Building (Auditorium room ) 705 N. Killingsworth St. Portland, OR
6:45-7pm – Shemanski Park (Prior to the OP Spokes Council meeting at
For further information, contact: Michael Colvin, 530-844-3838 (Area
Code is correct)