This is an announcement from the Outreach Committee:
Students – Get College Credits for Organizing with Occupy Portland!
Occupy Portland Intern Fair
Wednesday, January 11th AND
Thursday, January 12th
Psu’s Food for Thought Cafe
in the basement of Smith Building, rm 26
Starts: 5:30 till 7:30 or 8pm if needed
There has been a considerable amount of work and toil accomplished in our organization. Many have expressed the need of getting more help and support in this work. I have never before engaged in this type of detailed organization nor activism in my life and i have feel the burden of responsibility quite often, but i somehow continue to agree to take on more tasks because of the dire need for our movement to work for the good of all. I’m sure others are very familiar with this tendency to fill in the spots that require extra attention. Our volunteering system, frankly, is lacking and underdeveloped. And there is a quaint flow of new people eager to help. But we can do a lot better, and accomplish our multitude of tasks, and feel less burdened if our responsibility were smartly shared.
Well, we have thought of a way to to get more assistance through volunteering, AND, handsomely rewarding those who happen to be a student of colleges and universities. We have decided to accept inquiring students to become interns for Occupy Portland. Students who volunteer with us can get college credit for helping us organize and perform needful tasks. This is a wonderful way to bring the fire of Occupy to the education system and infiltrate the curriculum. Students will learn our values with first hand experience and turn around and teach and influence their peers, co workers and those careers. This is a beautiful outreach method. After we accept a team of these interns to help organize and facilitate our affairs we will be more productive, more unified, less stressed and advancing this revolution in countless ways.