Friday, November 11, 2011

Occupy Richmond event this Friday, 11-11-11, at 11am.

Unemployed? Lost your house to foreclosure? Working two jobs and still can't pay your bills? No medical coverage? Cost of food too high? Can't send your kids to college? Getting the runaround from banks and creditors? Are you a veteran who has become disillusioned? A student who has had to go deep into debt to get an education and now can’t find a job? An immigrant who has become a victim of scapegoating?
 OCCUPY RICHMOND is calling for a community gathering on Friday, November 11, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Civic Center Plaza in Richmond, California.   We gather in solidarity with people around the country and the world who have been harmed by the economic injustice of the corporate elite (the 1%).  We encourage those who identify themselves as part of the 99% who have too little, who are suffering in these hard times, to share their stories, their poetry, and their vision for a just society, to speak truth to power.  Join us to share your story and to learn from each other to find solutions. Your testimonies will help us to understand our community and our needs and to respond to them in an intelligent manner.
We come together as one people at a time when corporations, which place profit over people, self-interest over justice, and oppression over equality, run our governments and corrupt the democratic process through campaign contributions and other forms of influence.    As one people, united, we acknowledge that the future of the human race requires the cooperation of its members and that as human beings we have the right to health, housing, education and work.  The international OCCUPY movement is taking a stand against the abuses of the banks and corporations, the wars that have bloated our national debt and contributed to environmental degradation. Help Richmond stand for economic justice, health care for all, and a healthy environment.
On October 13, 2011 Occupy Richmond was born with a march on Macdonald Ave. from 11th St. to a rally at Civic Center.  On   November 2, 2011 members of Occupy Richmond marched from the intersection of Macdonald Ave. and San Pablo Ave. in Richmond to 14th and Broadway in Oakland and then to the Port of Oakland in  solidarity with OCCUPY OAKLAND and  the General Strike.   For updates  Concerned individuals and members of the following organizations have worked together to organize the Occupy Richmond community speak out at 11 a.m. on 11/11/11  at Richmond Civic Center:  Occupy Richmond, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), Black Alliance for Economic Justice (BAJI), Richmond Progressive Alliance (RPA).

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