“Outreach and Activism: Effective Outreach With Lee Gaddies Occupy Detroit, Sergio Uzurin NYCC/Occupy Buffalo and Brian Sonenstein [VIDEO]

By: Friday April 27, 2012 10:05 am

We had another great presentation on our weekly Occupy Supply Webinar title Outreach and Activism:Effective Outreach Lee Gaddies , Sergio Uzurin and Brian Sonenstein joined us for a discussion about out reach tactics. Lee started the conversation off with an account of the Occupy Detroit Listening tour and Outreach philosophy.


Tonight’s Occupy Supply Webinar: Effective Outreach

By: Wednesday April 25, 2012 3:56 pm

My name is John Washington from Occupy Buffalo and I will now be hosting the weekly Occupy Supply Webinars. As an Occupier I can bring a new perspective to the Occupy Supply Webinar. Guided by my experience with Occupy Buffalo I hope these webniars can become an online skill share for organizers around the country.

VIDEO: “Racism and the Occupy Movement” with Journalist Joanne Griffith and Occupy Detroit’s Lee Gaddies

By: Friday March 23, 2012 1:35 pm

This past Wednesday, Occupy Supply hosted a webinar on Racism and the Occupy Movement – the latest installment in our online discussion series featuring journalist and editor of “Re-Defining Black Power” Joanne Griffith and Occupy Detroit media coordinator Lee Gaddies.

In my opinion this was one of the best presentations we’ve had and we were so fortunate to finally be able to work out the kinks and get a recording of the entire talk. We hope to continue to be able to provide recordings of our Occupy Supply webinars so that these conversations, ideas, and strategies can be shared for the benefit of the entire movement.

Tonight’s Occupy Supply Webinar: Racism & the Occupy Movement

By: Wednesday March 21, 2012 2:55 pm

We have been hoping to hold a webinar to analyze how Occupy can aid in struggles for racial justice and equality and how they can improve themselves to create a truly inclusive movement that is representative of the needs and concerns of communities of color. We know occupiers in places like Detroit have a lot of ideas and lessons they can share to the benefit of the movement, so we’re pleased to invite you to join our free online talk on Racism and the Occupy Movement with Lee Gaddies of Occupy Detroit and author and journalist Joanne Griffith this evening at 8pm eastern.

Detroit: A City That Needs the Occupy Movement

By: Tuesday January 31, 2012 2:45 pm

The city of Detroit used to have two million people. Today, the population is around 900,000. Seventy-two thousand homes are vacant. It is the poorest large city in the country with over thirty percent of the city’s population living in poverty. Given those statistics, one might expect the Occupy movement would thrive here, but it’s struggling just like the city.

The Occupy Sites the National Media Won’t Tell You About

By: Thursday November 17, 2011 7:20 pm

Amazingly enough, allowing the Occupiers some space to make their point, and not ordering up cop-inflicted violence against them, results in not only peaceful coexistence, but far less overtime for law enforcement personnel — which results in saving money!

Occupy Movement: The Good News

By: Wednesday November 16, 2011 6:20 pm

Really, there was no “need” for the police forces of these cities to spend the past two months engaged in gradually-escalating warfare against the Occupiers in their locales. There was only the growing irritation of the one-percenters at seeing a bunch of “rabble”, to use the Murdoch-owned New York Post’s own term for the ninety-nine percenters, suddenly changing the terms of political discussion from “how much can we destroy of the social safety net so we can give more tax breaks to our wealthy campaign financiers?” to “um, maybe we’d better stop talking so much about cutting things and start talking about jobs and income inequality”.

Friday’s Occupy Detroit’s protest at BOA

By: Sunday October 23, 2011 7:15 pm

On Friday at noon, a large crowd gathered downtown near the corner of Congress and Griswold in front of Bank of America to protest continuing home foreclosures in the face of catastrophic economic decline, in Detroit and around the nation — a decline which was caused, certainly in part, by the underhanded dealings of big financial institutions like BOA.

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