Useful info and updates from the S17 organizers:
On September 15-17th in New York City, we are organizing three days of education, celebration and resistance to economic injustice with a full slate of permitted convergences, family friendly assemblies, a big concert, and mass civil disobedience on that Monday in the heart of the financial district. The evolving schedule as well as detailed information can be found at s17nyc.org.
Below is everything you need to know, whether you are planning to join us in NYC or planning a solidarity action locally.
Register: If you are planning to come to NYC, please fill out our registration form here: http://s17nyc.org/support/registration/ and please spread the word to others in your local occupy or affinity group and tell them to fill out the reg form too. By registering, we can keep you up to date on housing, food, convergence and action plans.
Transport: We are encouraging folks to find their own transportation. We have resources up on the s17 site here: http://s17nyc.org/support/join-us-in-nyc/ about rideshares, amtrak discount and buses. PLEASE DO NOT RELY ON OWS TO PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION.
Housing: We secured a big factory in Brooklyn where out of towners can crash on the floor. If you register and indicate that you need housing, you will be sent all of the address and all the info you need. If you plan to stay at the factory, please bring a sleeping pad and sleeping bag and pack light.
Monday NYC Action: BRING BUSINESS ATTIRE to wear on the 17th. There are a bunch of actions happening Monday morning, one of which is 99 Revolutions. We will disrupt business as usual in the financial district by blockading the Stock Exchange and surrounding intersections. Action Framework can be found here:s17nyc.org/peoples-wall/.
Affinity Groups: Some of the organizing is happening in affinity groups. If you have an affinity group and you want to find out how to plug into the action, you can join the S17 Affinity Group Spokescouncil every friday night from now until S17 Fridays at 6pm in Foley Square. If you’re coming from out of town you can plug by registering for the S17 Affinity Group Spokescouncil Remote Participation call here: http://interoccupy.net/blog/ai1ec_event/s17-affinity-group-spokescouncil-remote-participation-2/?instance_id=3370142)
Solidarity Actions: A lot of cities are planning solidarity actions either on the 17th or around their own anniversary. You can find ideas about possible solidarity actions and planning tools here http://s17nyc.org/organize/organize-your-own-action/). Do you know if anyone from your city is planning a solidarity action? If so, please submit the action info here http://s17nyc.org/organize/submit-solidarity-action/ so we can help spread the word. If you are organizing other actions in and around NYC for the weekend, please submit them here: http://s17nyc.org/organize/add-your-action/
Join our organizing calls, e-mail lists and text loops: The last S17 InterOccupy call is this Tuesday at 7PM EST where you can find out more info and ask questions/discussions. You can visit the S17 interoccupy hub at interoccupy.net/s17nyc/ to register for the calls and sign up for any and all of the S17 e-mail lists. We also have a text loop, where you will get up to the minute S17 info via text messages, and you can sign up for that by texting “@S17NYC” TO 23559. All of this info is up on the s17nyc.org site too.
Help us make outreach calls: We need help making outreach calls! If you want to do outreach to other occupiers from around the country, fill out this form here: http://interoccupy.net/ios17/ and you’ll get info on how and who to call.
Submitting a workshop or teach-in: If you would like to lead a teach-in, workshop or any other event during the occupy town square portion of the weekend on the 15th and 16th, please fill out this form here: s17nyc.org/join-the-convergence/
Organizational outreach: To find a list of organizations who are participating or have endorsed s17, please go here: http://wiki.occupy.net/wiki/S17_Endorsement. If you are connected to an organization or an occupy that would like to endorse s17, please go here: http://s17nyc.org/support/pledge/
Legal: The OWS legal group will be giving know your rights trainings on the 15th and 16th. If you are traveling with an affinity group or on a bus, please designate one person to get in touch with legal at email@example.com. If possible, please do know your rights trainings specific to NYC laws in your cities before arriving.