Monday October 15, 2012 marks one year since over 5000 people filled the square at the Vancouver Art Gallery to launch Occupy Vancouver – our own occupation as part of the global struggle against economic inequality, environmental destruction, and political corruption. We exposed and challenged the concentration of wealth and power in a way that the 1% will not forget. We accomplished a lot, and much more needs to be done.
A year ago, the economic crisis brought on by the greed and corruption of the 1% in the banking sector was the focus of much of our attention. Now, while this economic crisis festers and inequality becomes even starker, the oil companies controlled by the 1% are pushing for tar sands and fracking gas pipelines and tankers on our coast. We have woken up to how the 1% threatens our coast with oil spills and the very survival of humanity with global warming.
On Monday October 15th come back to the Art Gallery and celebrate, reflect, and gather inspiration to continue the struggle. Bring cake and candles to share.
11am – 4pm Discussion groups and workshops – Details to be announced
4 – 5:30pm Cake cutting, Celebration, Speakers & Music
5:30 – On To be determined.
Bring your love. Bring your indignation. Bring your friends.