Thursday, September 29, 2011

David M.F. Schankula: Occupy Lexington — Noon, 9.29.2011, come on down!

[Extra credit opportunity for my students in ENG 102: If you go down to this protest, interview some people that are there about their perspectives on this protest, you can write a response analyzing their arguments. Post it on your website.]

Occupy Lexington — Noon, 9.29.2011, come on down!
By David M. F. Schankula
Barefoot and Progressive

Dear Lexington…

Thursday is your day.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that for over a week hundreds have camped out in New York City at Wall Street demanding them fancy folks who wrecked the country pay the price that’s due them.

Obviously not everyone can head up to NYC to join in, so across the country simultaneous protests and encampments are springing up.

Here in Lexington, that starts at Noon, Thursday, September 29th.

Who: The 99% in Solidarity with Occupy Wall Street
When: Beginning at 12:00 Noon, September 29th — until ???

We are union members, students, teachers, veterans, families, the unemployed and underemployed. We are all races, sexes and creeds. We are the young and the old. We are the majority! We are the 99 percent. And we will no longer be silent.

As members of the 99 percent, we will occupy Lexington @JP Morgan Chase as a symbolic gesture of our discontent with the current economic and political climate and as an example of a better world to come. Therefore we invite the public, our fellow 99 percent, to join us in a peaceful protest BEGINNING on THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 29th at NOON in front of the JP Morgan Chase Bank building 201 East Main Street, Lexington, KY.

This is a call for individuals and families, community and advocacy groups to stand in solidarity.

***This protest will go on as long as we can maintain it. They have been occupying Wall Street for over a week with many arrests but they have not given up. We will not give up!***

If you can be there at Noon… be there.

If you can’t be there until 3PM… come then.

If you have to work til’ 5PM… then come after work.

To Read the Rest of the Announcement

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