This Sunday: Park Liberation Party

February 3, 2012

The fences around Chapman and Lownsdale Squares have finally been removed! Join Occupy Portland in celebrating the return of the parks to the people.

What: Potluck Picnic in Our Park! Bring food to share, musical instruments, art material and signs reminding the city of your freedom of speech and assembly.

When: This Sunday, Feb 5 at 12 Noon.

Where: Chapman Square at SW 4th and Main st.

Why: Most people agree that there’s a lot wrong with our world. We share your of frustration towards its many injustices and our politicians who don’t work towards the people’s interests. The time has come to say enough, to change this by organizing together, sharing resources, knowledge and ideas.

What better way to do this than in an open, accessible, public space with a history of political protest? The city took away the public’s right to assemble in these parks for more than two months when they fenced them off. Those fences are now down and we must reassert those rights and engage the people of Portland in that dialogue so that we can affect real change together, as a community.

*Please Note: It is not our current intention to re-occupy or set up an encampment.*

Join the facebook invite here.

See the press release here.

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