The Occupy Wall Street Movement continues to fight economic injustice and corporate greed. Occupy Des Moines celebrates its 1st anniversary by reaching out to the community to join us in confronting economic inequality. We are expanding our movement and this event is an opportunity to learn about Occupy and how you can make a difference.
AFSC's Tim Franzen attaches a sign at the Higher Ground Church in Atlanta. Photo: Steve Osborne
In January, AFSC staff and Occupy Atlanta organizers mobilized to prevent the eviction of the congregation of the 108-year-old Higher Ground Empowerment Center, a church in the Vine City neighborhood.
That victory helped spur Occupy organizers nationwide to create Occupy Our Homes, which is fighting against wrongful home foreclosures and evictions. It was also the start of a series of successes protecting people’s rights to housing and free speech.
Sunday, January 14, 2012, 1:00 p.m. Raed Jarrar is an Iraqi-Palestinian architect, blogger and political analyst who was in Iraq during the U.S. invasion in 2003 and has recentlyreturned from another trip. He is a former AFSC and Peace Action staff person who provided constant briefings to peace activists throughout the war as well as working with Congressman Delahunt's office to develop opposition to the war in Congress.
Ira Harritt is AFSC's Program Coordinator in Kansas City.
By Ira Harritt, AFSC Kansas City Program Coordinator
Thanks to all Kansas Citians who participated in the Occupy the Dream: Dr. King on Economic Justice and the Occupy Wall Street Movement forum on January 16. The event was powerful and engaged over 200 area residents in consideration of King’s call for economic justice, the civil rights movement and the Occupy movement.
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