Best wishes in the New Year to all occupiers and our supporters! We look forward to a 2012 full of actions to retake our economy and our society for the 99%, and hope to see everyone join us in this
SUNDAY, JANUARY 1
12:00 PM – GENERAL ASSEMBLY ****CANCELED****
Happy New Year!
MONDAY, JANUARY 2
7:00 PM – EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETING El Sobroso Mexican Grill, 17 South 4th Street, San Jose Currently, we are working on developing curricula for an Occupy San Jose 101 series of trainings. These trainings will include an introduction to Occupy San Jose, and courses on consensus, facilitation, nonviolent struggle, and social movement basics. We are in the beginning phases of this work, and focusing on researching resources. If you would like to get involved in developing these courses or other educational events for OSJ, please join us for this
meeting or get in touch: OSJEdCom[at]gmail.com
7:30 PM – OUTREACH COMMITTEE MEETING El Sobroso Mexican Grill, 17 South 4th Street, San Jose
Contact outreach.osj[at]gmail.com with questions.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 3
6:30 PM – OSJ AD-HOC UNITY GROUP MEETING Occupy San Jose Ad-Hoc Unity Group is composed of committed organizations (grassroots, non-profit and labor unions) and individuals coming together to support the Occupy Movement. We seek to strengthen Occupy San Jose and the larger social justice movement in the South Bay. If you would like to attend the meeting, please
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4
7:00 PM – GENERAL ASSEMBLY City Hall Plaza, 4th & Santa Clara Streets, San Jose We hold General Assemblies every Wednesday & Sunday. This is where we practice participatory democracy as a way to build consensus and collectively decide how to push our struggle against the 1% forward. Join us for a General Assembly to see what real democracy looks like.
Contact osjfacilitation[at]gmail.com with questions.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 5
7:00 PM – NEW ECONOMY CLASS – SESSION 3: GLOBALIZATION & ITS IMPACTS
San Jose Peace & Justice Center, 48 South 7th Street, San Jose
MOVED TO: El Sobroso Mexican Grill, 17 South 4th Street, San Jose, CA
Facilitator: Derek Tennant
In this session we will examine what has led to the glut of outsourcing that has ravaged our manufacturing industry in the past two decades: globalization. We will begin to understand the impacts of free trade agreements, and why globalization is not the answer to our economic problems. We will see how globalization has led to record profits for corporations, while driving down wages and increasing debt for the working class in America. We will discuss why globalization is approaching the end of its growth, and what that means for the 99% of
Americans. Contact: OSJEdCom[at]gmail.com with questions
FRIDAY, JANUARY 6
4:00 PM – FINANCIAL FRIDAY DIRECT ACTION MARCH City Hall Plaza, 4th & Santa Clara Streets, San Jose Join us in our weekly direct action against our predatory financial institutions. We will spend approx 30 minutes agreeing on targets and tactics, then march to a financial institution in downtown San Jose. Action will end around 6pm when banks close. Bring signs, literature,
noisemakers, cameras, smart phones.
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS:
Sunday, January 15 – Mindful Interactions – Presence & Observation in Nonviolent Communication
Monday, January 16 – Occupy Wiki Workshop & Geek Pizza Party
Thursday, January 19 – New Economy Class – Session 4: Today’s Crisis (Part 1)
Friday, January 20 – Occupy the Courts!
Saturday, January 28 – Non-Hierarchical Leadership Workshop
Learn more about these and other events on our calendar.
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