Based on full consensus reached on 12/15/11
 
POC Gender/Sexuality 101 Workshop replaces usual POCcupy meeting!


In order to build our collective analysis, build solidarity, reinforce our inclusivity, and continue in our aspiration for liberation, this Sunday’s (1/8/12) regular 3pm meeting at 60 Wall St will be replaced. Included as one of the “next steps” from the first Day of Healing, this workshop was created and will be facilitated by trans/queer leaders from within POCcupy, along with members of QTPOC 4 OWS and people of color from the #OWS Queer/LGBTIQA2Z Caucus.

 
Designed exclusively by and for People of Color, this workshop will address a variety of issues including: pronouns, policing gender, mapping your gender/sexual identities, common vocabulary, history, current issues, and how to be a better ally. We firmly believe that a radical, feminist queer/trans of color critique will not only bolster the work of Occupy Wall St – we believe that without our analysis and vision our movements against corporate greed, anti-racism, and government corruption will fail.

Based on full consensus reached on 12/15/11

POC Gender/Sexuality 101 Workshop replaces usual POCcupy meeting!


In order to build our collective analysis, build solidarity, reinforce our inclusivity, and continue in our aspiration for liberation, this Sunday’s (1/8/12) regular 3pm meeting at 60 Wall St will be replaced. Included as one of the “next steps” from the first Day of Healing, this workshop was created and will be facilitated by trans/queer leaders from within POCcupy, along with members of QTPOC 4 OWS and people of color from the #OWS Queer/LGBTIQA2Z Caucus.


Designed exclusively by and for People of Color, this workshop will address a variety of issues including: pronouns, policing gender, mapping your gender/sexual identities, common vocabulary, history, current issues, and how to be a better ally. We firmly believe that a radical, feminist queer/trans of color critique will not only bolster the work of Occupy Wall St – we believe that without our analysis and vision our movements against corporate greed, anti-racism, and government corruption will fail.

#D18!  #ImmigrantsOccupy - March Against Deportation/Detention & Wage Theft RALLY & MARCH @ 1:30pm , Foley Square organized by the OWS Immigrant Workers Justice Working Group followed by a 4:00 pm MULTILINGUAL General Assembly at Zuccotti Park

Immigrants are part of the 99% and on December 18th we will march with the Occupy Wall Street movement to demand immigrant justice including putting an end to wage theft, and stopping detentions and deportations of our beloved community members. As the Occupy Wall Street movement highlights corporate profiteering we would like to shed light on those that profit off our labor, exploit workers and refuse to pay dignified wages. We also march against the corporations who support anti-immigrant legislation so they can make billions of dollars by detaining immigrants in private detention centers and deporting nearly 400,000 people per year.As the occupy movement goes global we also recognize the destructive role that these corporations play in exploiting resources and labor in our home countries which forces millions to migrate. December 18th is the International Day of Migrants and we stand in solidarity with those world wide who are proclaiming Immigrant Rights as Human Rights.https://www.facebook.com/events/240820965995020/  

#D18!  #ImmigrantsOccupy - March Against Deportation/Detention & Wage Theft

RALLY & MARCH @ 1:30pm , Foley Square organized by the OWS Immigrant Workers Justice Working Group followed by a 4:00 pm MULTILINGUAL General Assembly at Zuccotti Park

Immigrants are part of the 99% and on December 18th we will march with the Occupy Wall Street movement to demand immigrant justice including putting an end to wage theft, and stopping detentions and deportations of our beloved community members. As the Occupy Wall Street movement highlights corporate profiteering we would like to shed light on those that profit off our labor, exploit workers and refuse to pay dignified wages. We also march against the corporations who support anti-immigrant legislation so they can make billions of dollars by detaining immigrants in private detention centers and deporting nearly 400,000 people per year.

As the occupy movement goes global we also recognize the destructive role that these corporations play in exploiting resources and labor in our home countries which forces millions to migrate. December 18th is the International Day of Migrants and we stand in solidarity with those world wide who are proclaiming Immigrant Rights as Human Rights.

https://www.facebook.com/events/240820965995020/  

OWS Spokes-council replaced with “Racial Justice Framework Workshop”

Last night, the regular Wednesday Spokes-council meeting for the entire #OccupyWallSt movement was replaced (through full consensus) by an Organizers Workshop: Organizing through a Racial Justice Framework. The workshop was led by Rinku Sen, Executive Director of the Applied Research Center (ARC) and focused on building multiracial alliances and viewing the movement for economic justice and against corporate greed as inherently racialized issues. Approximately 300 people attended and the night went off smoothly, with a lot of great work begun.

The workshop was first organized through the POCcupy Outreach Subcommittee’s “POCcupy Your Block”, a People of Color take on the Occupy Your Block project, which has been “calling for the winter months to be a time of teach-ins, open forums, potluck meetings, discussion groups, local general assembly meetings and community building projects." We are proud that POCcupy has been able to make racial justice a priority for the Occupy Wall Street movement, and for the Spokes, who are charged with making logistical decisions!


For an idea of some of Rinku Sen’s talking points, you can check out an article published by ARC’s magazine Colorlines.com, and specifically an article she wrote for The Nation in November addressing the need for racial justice in the movement, entitled: Forget the Diversity Debate, It’s About Occupying Racial Inequity.

Day of Healing follow-up (replaces usual meeting)

 

Based on full consensus reached on Thurs, Dec 8 

A follow-up to the Day of Healing workshop will REPLACE our usual 3 PM Sunday POCcupy meeting. NOTE: we are not meeting at the same time or place!

At the Day of Healing we built community over lunch and developed some common language and a more shared analysis of power, internalized oppression, and the dynamics of our own group. Next steps were developed and many people felt strengthened and re-dedicated to the work of POCcupy. This Sunday’s meeting will allow us to deepen what was begun and continue the momentum from the last workshop.

Participants from the first workshop are especially encouraged to bring what was already discussed, but ALL people of color are welcome and needed! 

What: Day of Healing Follow-up

When: 1pm-5pm / Sunday, Dec 11

Where: Urban Justice Center
123 William Street, 16th Floor - Manhattan

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Foreclosure Crisis Pop Quiz
We are infobombing this flyer at the OWS D6 event today (Occupy Wall St, December 6th action against foreclosures)! Spread the word / Spread the link!
CLICK HERE to download and share flyer!

poccupythehype:

Foreclosure Crisis Pop Quiz

We are infobombing this flyer at the OWS D6 event today (Occupy Wall St, December 6th action against foreclosures)! Spread the word / Spread the link!

CLICK HERE to download and share flyer!

Day of Healing & Council of Elders (replaces usual meeting)

Based on full consensus reached on Wed, Nov 2 

Day of Healing workshop to help us face our internalized oppression, create community, and build collective analysis - which is imperative to our future work, will REPLACE our usual 3 PM Sunday POCcupy meeting. NOTE: we are not meeting at the same time or place and lunch will be provided! This will be followed by the Council of Elders, service and public discussion (flyer below). Watch this video to learn more about the elders: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVM90JzmJWo

What: Day of Healing

When: 10am-2pm / Sunday, Nov 20

Where: Urban Justice Center
123 William Street, 16th Floor - Manhattan

Who: People of Color Caucus (POCcupy)


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Support the Day of Action RIGHT NOW!

Join thousands at Foley Square to demand justice!

http://occupywallst.org/action/november-17th/image

"Challenging Islamophobia" a POCcupy Workshop

The Education & Research Subcommittee of POCcupy has organized this workshop, which was officially endorsed through full consensus on 11/06/11

WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 12 at 4pm
WHERE: 60 Wall St, NYC (The Atrium)

In this workshop, we will look at what Islamophobia is and the intersections amongst Islamophobia, racism and xenophobia; how young people are organizing to challenge Islamophobia; the role of faith identities and religiosity in our organizing; and examples of being an ally in the movement to challenge Islamophobia.

Facilitated by Dinu Ahmed and Donna Nevel of Women Against Islamophobia and Racism (WAIR): http://wairwomen.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=309551359056758

POCcupy Endorses Queer “Town Hall”

Full consensus was made on 11/02/11 to endorse “TOWN HALL: Occupy Wall Street and LGBTSTGNC People of Color Communities”

Calling all self-identified Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans, Gender Non-Conforming People of Color that are interested in creating dialogue among LGBTSTGNC People of Color communities about Occupy Wall Street!

When: Friday, November 11, 2011, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Where: Audre Lorde Project - Manhattan
147 West 24th St
3rd Floor

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=132077026896533

POCcupy Endorses “Occupy the Boiler Room”

Full consensus was made on 11/06/11 to endorse


Occupy Harlem and Community Mayor, Queen Mother Dr. Delois Blakely have called for a full-time occupation of the boiler room of 477 West 142nd Street (buzz Suite 2). Predatory lenders are trying to gentrify the building by freezing out long-time residents of the Sugar Hill neighborhood of Harlem. For months residents have not had heat/hot water and now as winter approaches, the situation is becoming dire. Michael Booth has already been arrested for standing in solidarity. Food, supplies and occupiers are needed NOW!

http://www.pslweb.org/liberationnews/news/occupy-boiler-room-harlem.html