On November 18-20, 2011 the Atlanta Peace and Conflict Transformation Project will join thousands of social justice activists and organizations from across the Americas in occupying the main gates of Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia to call for an end to U.S. militarization and for the closure of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, formerly the School of Americas.
Bank of America is taking people’s homes through illegal and fraudulent foreclosure proceedings. At its core, the mortgage crisis was created by big banks playing fast and loose with our housing- we’re here to take it back and foreclose on the very institutions that would put us out of our homes! Rally for a moratorium to end all foreclosures. Bank of America on Green Valley Road.
Sherrod Britton, 29, was initiated into the Bloods when he was 18 years old. He joined because he felt lost and wanted to be a part of something.
Sherrod was walking down Peachtree Street past Troy Davis three weeks ago and saw all the tents. "I wanted to know what was going on, so I stopped by, I haven't left since", said Sherrod.
Sherrod expressed feeling a deep connection to the message and process of Occupy Atlanta." I stayed for the common cause, speaking for the people. I feel strongly that we have the right to jobs, health care, and affordable higher education."
Come join us for a Teach-In on race and the Occupy movement, with a specific focus on Occupy Greensboro.
Ed Whitfield, Director of the Fund for Democratic Communities, and Lamar Gibson, Coordinator of Fund Development for Greensboro's Interactive Resource Center, the city's only day shelter for the homeless, will share insights from their experiences around building an inclusive, just movement.
Join Occupy Greensboro this Friday as we express our commonalities with the bankers of our own city. The march will start at 4:15 at Wells Fargo on Greene St, make its way over to Bank of America, and then back to the Encampment at Festival Park, ending around 6:15.
AFSC members and other volunteers took part in an Occupy Greensboro presentation last week at New Garden Friends Meeting. The presentation, a part of New Garden Friends’ “First Day Forum,” was coordinated by Susan Ikenberry, an active member of the Greensboro community. Susan brought in Ann Lennon, our AFSC Area Coordinator, John Wright and Bobbie Sonner, Occupy Greensboro activists, and Chandlee White, another Occupy Greensboro supporter and participant.
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