Happy 6 Month Anniversary Occupy Portland! – BBQ @ Col. Sumners Park Tonight!

April 6, 2012

Add your message to Occupy Portland below. All posts are welcome but please don’t turn this into a back and forth arguing match. That’s what Facebook is for ;)

Don’t forget about the BBQ!

When: Friday, Apr 6, 2012
Gathering: 5:30pm /  Barbecue party: 7pm
Where: Colonel Summers Park SE 20th and Belmont (map)
Weather: Partly Cloudy High 54°F Precip. 20% Looks like OccuWeather is cooperating.
We will remember our first march and remind everybody that we are still here and that we haven’t gone anywhere.
It will be a celebration of our first 6 months and a great opportunity to build a strong community within Occupy Portland.
We will start at 5:30pm with some keynote speakers and will also have a conversation about all the things we have done during these six months, followed by a BBQ and a local Occupy DJ spinning tracks.

4 Responses to Happy 6 Month Anniversary Occupy Portland! – BBQ @ Col. Sumners Park Tonight!

  1. opdxmycelium on April 6, 2012 at 8:18 am

    First, I’d like to say I love you all. This is a revolution of love and if love means breaking the cogs of the machine to stop the destruction of Mother Earth, then that’s love, too.

    Secondly, WE’VE DONE IT! We’ve changed the conversation at nearly every dinner table from hollywood and sports to the real issues: debt, foreclosure, pollution, and the what will be left for future generations. Not a small task at all. I think we all avoided talking about the issues that affect us all because we never had solutions. But Occupy came and tore people from their slumps and showed people that the power is held by us all as long as we work together. We’ve created the strongest network of social justice and environmental justice groups who’ve been fighting this battle a long long time while the rest of us sat complacent.

    Now We’re awake. We know all of our problems are interconnected. We know that our corrupt political system is directly tied to our corrupt economic system and our corrupt politicians are the same corrupt CEOs with a different name tag in front of their desk. Romney, Obama, Santorum, Brady, Hales, Smith. Solutions don’t lay in the hands of those on the ballots. Solutions lay in the hands of ALL people.

    We know that the Constitution wasn’t written for us. It was written by and for wealthy white men. We know this clear as day as we watched our rights stripped away with each pepper spray unleashed and each baton whipped at protestors.

    We’ve suffered too long with exploitative work hours, no voice in our government, and debt slavery. The system isn’t broken. It was built for someone else.

    But we know that another world is possible- One where neighbors know and care about each other. Where each voice is heard in the conversation. That alternative models of self-organization exist and that we can write our own laws, together without forcing those laws on people thousands of miles away.

    Through community empowerment we will lead the way to the world we all wish to live in and one that will continue providing for generations to come. We are all interconnected. We are all wise. We are all empowered to change the course of our lives. We put community need before greed.

    We, occupiers recognize that real wealth lays in relationships, not in wallets. Now if only we could effectively tell that to the 1%…

    Love to all my brothers and sisters in this struggle,

  2. James Logan on April 6, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Gonna keeps this short. Props to all those who’ve joined this revolutionary struggle to create something better for your generation and the next, whether you were here from the start or just jumped in today. On behalf of my Autistic son, I thank you and wish you a safe journey as we will have many trials ahead.

  3. Hart Noecker on April 6, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Bike Swarm will be coming to shut down the BBQ! You all have been warned! lol

  4. Lenny Fisher on April 7, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Happy Six mos OP. Thank you for inspiring and supporting us up here in Longview. Thank You for sharing your love and experiences with us, we have learned much from our friends at OP.


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