Last night, we reported on two signs – almost simultaneous, but apparently not linked – of the economic-inequality protest movement heading this way. One was word that the newly announced “Occupy West Seattle” plans its first meeting in Seattle this Saturday. All we had at the time was a line or two from social media; tonight, we’ve received an announcement via e-mail, with details on the first meeting and word of a second. Read on:
As you may or may not know back in early January a local group, The Neighbors for Peace & Justice organized a meeting at the local West Seattle library. The purpose of this meeting was to inform West Seattleites about what had been going on in the Occupy Seattle movement. Kind of a panel discussion/Q&A for people that had interest and/or concerns about Occupy.
The response was so great that night that a few of the participants have decided to take that ball and run with it. We have set up an event on each of the next two Saturdays, and we really really want anyone who is interested to come be a part of something new and exciting within our community. One thing we learned early on is that Occupy Seattle is so diverse and there are people that have a wide array of ideas. The reason for taking Occupy from downtown to the neighboorhoods is to interact with more of those people and see what they have to offer to the struggles of the 99% in this day and age. It’s like that old bumper sticker read “Think Globally, Act Locally.” West Seattle is full of great people and together we can truly make change in this world. So please join us at either, or better yet, both meetings.
We plan to have an open discussion about things that truly matter to the people that live within our community, and then to take the first steps in addressing those problems or issues, and together come up with a way to attack them. We then plan to introduce people to the General Assembly process that has been adopted by Occupy groups nationwide. In my opinion this will be a very good starting point for the newest Occupy group in the area. #OccupyWestSeattle. Please please join us, we need all voices to be heard. As we say in GA introduction “nobody can speak for you, that is why we need you here.” Hope to see you all there.
First Meeting for Occupy West Seattle
Saturday, February 4
Alki United Church of Christ
6115 SW Hinds Street.
Second Meeting for Occupy West Seattle
Saturday, February 11
Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation Church
7141 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136
If you have questions or comments please feel free to contact us.