[act-ma] TMRW: OCCUPY THE HOOD / OCUPA EL BARRIO, & PREPARATION

Brian K bdubkwob at gmail.com
Thu Oct 20 06:15:33 PDT 2011


Hi all,

Just wanted to send out a reminder and an APPEAL for your SUPPORT for
tomorrow (Friday)'s OCCUPY THE HOOD rally in Dudley Sq. Plaza at 6pm.

English info / flyers:
http://blackstonian.com/news/2011/10/occupy-the-hood-boston-fri-oct-21-6pm-dudley-sq/

Spanish info / flyers:
http://blackstonian.com/news/2011/10/ocupa-el-barrio-boston-espanol-flyers
<http://g.co/maps/bwkvs>
I know most of you are aware of this, but a quick point of information:
wealth inequality as indicated by the most recent US Census
Data<http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2011-07-26-census-wealth-data_n.htm>shows
that median wealth of whites is 20 TIMES that of Blacks and 18 TIMES
that of Hispanics. Never mind the racial disparities in access to housing,
education, health care, and jobs...

Bottom line: if we want to unite ALL of the 99%, we NEED to support Occupy
the Hood in every way possible because this event represents a new stage of
our movement in terms of the entry into it of BLACK and BROWN Boston. The
purpose of this event is primarily to highlight and build the energy,
momentum and attention of the global Occupy movement inside communities of
color in Boston, and also to build multiracial UNITY to confront the
corporate domination of our society. It nearly brings tears to my eyes to
imagine the possibilities of this development... **
*
Community Groups/Orgs already signed on:*
UMN - Union of Minority Neighborhoods
Mass Uniting
Jobs with Justice
Vida Urbana - City Life
ACE Alternatives for Community Environment
ACLU

*So what can you do to support this?  *Anything and everything!

First of all, please show up. ESPECIALLY if you are a person of color.

Occupy Boston will likely send some volunteers for legal observing, media
coverage, and so on.
But the more support we have the better.

If you can bring your voice, do that.
If you can film and take pictures for your facebook page, do that.
If you can bring 2 friends and/or 5 family members, do that.

If you can only forward this email to twenty other people, do that.

We hope to have you, in mind, body, and or spirit, in Roxbury tomorrow!!

SOLIDARITY,
Brian
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