As a run-up to what is predicted to be a pretty busy protest season this Spring, if not through the Summer, some of those who identify with the Occupy 99’er movement will be holding training sessions across the country in order to give the protest movement greater impact on all who read, watch or experience it first hand.
One Occupy training session in Lincoln County is set for April 14th, 12 noon, at the corner of SE 51st and Schooner Creek Road (house number 4415). The following is how the movement describes the training sessions and the reason for them:
99% Spring Action Training
We’re at a crossroads as a country. In recent years, millions have lost their jobs, homes have been foreclosed, and an unconscionable number of children live in poverty. We have to stand up to the people who caused of all this and confront the rampant greed and deliberate manipulation of our democracy and our economy by a tiny minority in the 1%.
Inspired by Occupy Wall Street and the fight for workers in Madison, Wisconsin, the 99% will rise up this spring. In the span of just one week, from April 9-15, 100,000 people will be trained to tell the story of what happened to our economy, learn the history of non-violent direct action, and use that knowledge to take action on our own campaigns to win change.
We’ll gather for trainings in homes, community centers, places of worship, campuses, and public spaces nationwide to learn how to join together in the work of reclaiming our country through sustained non-violent action.
To sign up for the training, click here.