Occupy NH To Hold Public Meeting Sunday
Group will hold a question and answer session at the Stone Church in Newmarket at 1 p.m.
At 1 p.m. on Sunday representatives from Occupy New Hampshire will hold the state’s first public Q&A aimed at demystifying the Occupy movement. The public is invited to attend and participate in this informational, educational, and inspirational demonstration & discussion at The Stone Church Meeting House.
Occupy NH is a group of citizens from all walks of life, political beliefs, races, religions, and occupations. They have adopted the slogan, “We are the 99 Percent!” to protest the growing concentration of income, wealth, and power in the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans. They come together with the shared
recognition that “business as usual” is not working, and is in desperate need of reform.
Starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday, in the Stone Church Meeting House, members of Occupy NH, as well as people from Occupy Boston and Occupy Portland, will share their perspectives and field questions. A keynote speaker will then address the audience. Following the Q & A, there will be teach-ins on topics
ranging from income and wealth inequality, environmental justice, war, and non-violent revolutions.
The Occupy Wall St. movement (OWS) began on September 17th in New York City, and within days spread to hundreds of cities and towns across America. It has been recognized as the one of the most profound social movements in decades.
On October 15, in act of global solidarity, Occupy New Hampshire established an encampment at Victory Park and later moved to Veteran’s Memorial Park. On Oct. 20th, the protesters were evicted by the Manchester Police. Five members of Occupy NH were peaceably arrested for refusing to leave the park.
Since the eviction, Occupy NH has continued to convene a General Assembly every weeknight at Veteran’s Memorial Park at 6 p.m. The group also organizes marches, protests, and a General Assembly in Veterans’ Park on Saturdays at 12 noon. Hundreds have attended these events.
For additional information on Occupy NH, visit www.occupynh.org or www.facebook.com/OccupyNH. The Stone Church Meeting House is a music club, bar, restaurant, and function space that supports all walks of thought provocation, public education, and stimulating conversation.
For additional information on The Stone Church, visit www.stonechurchrocks.com
Submitted by Mark Provost, Occupy NH