Tonight at 8 p.m. eastern, Occupy Supply will be hosting a free online discussion titled “May Day 2012: Activism Across the Country.”
The historical significance of May Day as a day to organize for workers’ rights makes May 1 an ideal moment for Occupy to enter a new stage of activism and continue to amplify it’s message calling for economic and social justice, marking the start of what some are calling the American Spring.
Occupations everywhere are planning on marking May 1st in their own unique way. Some places have organized general strikes, while others are putting together smaller community-based actions. At tonight’s webinar we’ll talk about the significance of this day, discuss the different activism taking place and share strategies for successful protest.
John Washington of Occupy Buffalo will lead off the discussion with a talk on May Day’s importance and its connection to the Occupy Movement. He’ll also talk about the call for a general strike and how different occupations plan to take part in it.
He’ll be joined by Jackie Wilson, also of Occupy Buffalo and Interoccupy. Jackie will share the May Day planning review that has taken place through Interoccupy and will gives examples of different actions being planned by Occupations across the country.
We also hope to hear from a variety of other occupiers and liaisons about their ideas for May 1 activism, as well as their strategies for effective, peaceful protests.
The presentation portion of our webinar will be recorded for everyone, but we will not record the Q&A portion so that people may speak freely.
As always, tonight’s discussion is open to the public – occupier, activist or supporter.