Digest for April 27-29 (Friday & Weekend)

Happy Arbor Day & Welcome to HeartFest!!!

HeartFest April 28 – April 30 Go to the Free Stamp for Awesomeness * Happy Arbor Day! * International, national, state news * Upcoming events * Today’s quote * GA recap links * Chicago Bail Fund * Additional Occuplay Participants wanted for HeartFest * New shift calendar! * Current needs * More upcoming events *  More reading / links


Typical Weekday Schedule: Today and Tomorrow’s Special Events;  6-7 PM GA M-W-F, OPEN FORUM T-Th; 7 PM Community Chat; 8-10 PM Entertainment; 10 PM-2 AM Night Shift #1; 2-6 AM Night Shift #2; Upcoming Events; We are continuously in the NW Quadrant of Public Square 24/7 at the Info Tent

Typical Weekend Schedule: Today and Tomorrow’s Special Events;  10 PM-2 AM Night Shift #1; 2-6 AM Night Shift #2; Upcoming Events; We are continuously in the NW Quadrant of Public Square 24/7 at the Info Tent

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HeartFest April 28 – April 30 Go to the Free Stamp for Awesomeness

Willard Park (Free Stamp Park) on Google Maps…

Stage schedule April 28 – 30 (subject to change)…

More events on May 1 – May 5 as well…

Join us as we gather our communities together for a 99% Spring festival. Everyone is welcome to participate! Festivities include family fun with the community, free food & entertainment, educational workshops, community meetings and general assemblies, local business spotlights, sames, music, poetry, a really, really FREE market & more! Please bring usable, nearly new, cool items/clothes/plants, etc., to donate and swap. Also: yoga, zombie walks, Planned Parenthood, art, speeches, kids stuff, toy giveaway, music… jamming. Bring your drums!

Questions? Email clevelandheartfestival@gmail.com.

Happy Arbor Day!

Arbor Day is Friday, April 27 this year. I personally plan to go out and hug a tree today. Or more. Why not? I say, embrace the label!

In honor of the trees, Grandma and I bought memberships to Holden Arboretum in Kirtland this past week. For those who haven’t heard of it, it’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve seen in Northeast Ohio. Today and this weekend you can enjoy FREE ADMISSION all weekend! One of the major exhibits, opening today, is called “Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat.” It’s really a misnomer because we are going to prevent the loss of these species, but what the Arboretum is saying is that some trees have been harmed, and they are providing an opportunity to learn more about the issue and help in the actions to save our planet’s trees.

We’ve also ordered some tree seedlings from the Arbor Day Foundation and I plan on integrating them into my life in a very interwoven way. I’m giving some to my mom and some to my aunt, and am looking for anyone else who might want some trees as well.


International, National, State News & Opinion

International:

National:

Ohio & Cleveland:


Upcoming events

In addition to our regularly scheduled weekday events, here are some special events that are happening today! Lots to do! Unless otherwise noted, events are in NW Quadrant (Tom Johnson/Free Speech Quadrant) of Public Square or nearby in the white tent area. More upcoming events after today are here…

Special Events Through Saturday

  • Friday, April 27 – HAPPY ARBOR DAY – Holden Arboretum is offering FREE admission all weekend and free Douglas Fir seedlings to a lucky 250 people!
  • Saturday, April 28 – Monday, April 30 HEARTFEST at Willard Park by Free Stamp – stage schedule
  • Sunday, April 29 @ 1 PM – Accounting meeting
  • Sunday, April 29 @ 2-4 - Trinity Group meeting
  • May 1 – May 5 – Additional HEARTFEST activities
  • Tuesday, May 2 – General Strike
  • Sat., May 5 @ 2 PM – Immigrants Are Us Freedom March – at Market Square, Cleveland – Info
  • Sat., May 5 @ 7:30 – IWW meeting @ Gypsy Bean Coffee, back room.
  • More Events

Upcoming GA Votes - see Proposals section

Regular Daily Events

  • 6 PM General Assembly on M-W-F, Open Forum T-Th- GAs are formal assemblies at the NW corner of Public Square or in white info tent west of this area. At this assembly, proposals and announcements are made. This is where consensus items are decided. Please review stances/thoughts at viewtopic.php?f=32&t=1003 for discussion in today’s GA. Recent GA recaps
  • Community Chat Following GA Today & Tomorrow – Informal assembly
  • Today & Tomorrow – 10 PM – 2 AM and 2 AM – 6 AM Evening Shifts – Please sign up at the white tent for an evening shift so that we can maintain effective occupancy overnight and relieve people who are overburdened. Dress extremely warmly with lots of layers and bring appropriate gear to keep yourself warm.

Working Group Meetings


“Warm-heartedness reinforces our self-confidence – giving us not a blind confidence, but a sense of confidence based on reason. When you have that you can act transparently, with nothing to hide! Likewise, if you are honest, the community will trust you. Trust brings friendship, as a result of which you can always feel happy. Whether you look to the right or the left, you will always be able to smile.”

~ His Holiness the Dalai Lama

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.  The next best time is now.”

~ Chinese Proverb

“For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.”

~ Martin Luther

Please send poetry submissions/thoughts/quotes to occupyclevelandpoetry (_at symbol_) gmail.com. If you agree, let’s work on keeping things positive and promoting positive perspectives in this space…


GA recap links

Thanks to all who help with the movement, and thanks to notekeepers and videographers! Please post written GA minutes in the GA portion of forums in written format: http://unju.st/forum.

Wednesday April 11 Minutes | Archived Minutes and Videos

Recent Concensus Items

  • 4-11 CONCENSUS on mission statement for Occupy the Heart Festival April 28 – May 5
  • 3-28 CONCENSUS on proposal to show solidarity for Now DC (nowDC.org). The proposal was to list Occupy Cleveland on their site as a supporter of Occupy actions/learning/festivals in DC, beginning on Friday, March 30th.
  • 3-25 CONCENSUS on proposal to adopt Chicago principles with the caveat that “we understand that it does not override any principles on which we had previously achieved consensus. The proposer specified that this means that Occupy Cleveland is still a strictly non-violent movement.”
  • 3-21 CONCENSUS on proposal for dedicated funds including setting up WePay options for various funds.
  • 3-12 CONCENSUS on proposal for legal fund with friendly amendment.

Recent proposals

  • 4-11 PROPOSAL announcement – re funding warehouse & policies
  • 4-9 PROPOSAL – “Plan of Action”
  • 3-28 PROPOSAL start an Occupy baseball team and form an Occupy Baseball working group.
  • 3-21 PROPOSAL announcements from Occupy Midwest
  • 3-12 PROPOSAL announcement for Occupy the Heart Fest funding
  • 3-12 PROPOSAL announcement for May 1 General Strike solidarity
  • 3-12 PROPOSAL announcement regarding how to focus message on strategies that emphasize compassion and joy
  • 3-9 PROPOSAL – Legal fund

OLDER ARTICLES

Chicago Bail Fund

This fund will assist those who might be arrested in Chicago while protesting the war-machine of NATO, economic injustice, and related issues. (Although we hope no arrests will be made.) It has been set up by Occupy Chicago, who will administer the funds with the help of its fiscal sponsors, the Crossroads Fund and 8th Day Center for Justice. All donations are tax-deductible. Info

Additional Occuplay Participants wanted for HeartFest

Hey Occupiers! If you’re interested in being part of this awesome play, let us know! No experience necessary! We’d love to have as many people as we can! Contact us at: occuplay@googlegroups.com or Contact Bill at: (440) 628-4359

Occuplay Project 2012: Conceived by Joseph Zitt, Bill Himmelsbach, and Ellen Bauer from the words of the members of Occupy Cleveland, adapted from the interviews by Ellen Bauer.

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New shift calendar!

We’ve set up a new Google calendar to manage shifts – it is available here and here. To get on the calendar, you can email occupycle.baseoperations@gmail.com or call the info tent phone at 216-202-4999. Thank you!

Current needs & haves

  • Help for info tent regulars covering shifts.
  • Respect, tolerance, peace, love, patience, endurance, mutual respect, healthy environment, kindness, community.
  • Still need consistent food donations of prepared meals at the tent.
  • Donations

More upcoming events

Events are in the NW Quadrant (Tom Johnson Quadrant) of Public Square unless otherwise noted.

  • Friday, April 27 – HAPPY ARBOR DAY – Holden Arboretum is offering FREE admission all weekend and free Douglas Fir seedlings to a lucky 250 people!
  • Saturday, April 28 – Monday, April 30 HEARTFEST at Willard Park by Free Stamp – stage schedule
  • Sunday, April 29 @ 1 PM – Accounting meeting
  • Sunday, April 29 @ 2-4 - Trinity Group meeting
  • May 1 – May 5 – Additional HEARTFEST activities
  • Tuesday, May 2 – General Strike
  • Sat., May 5 @ 2 PM – Immigrants Are Us Freedom March – at Market Square, Cleveland – Info
  • Sat., May 5 @ 7:30 – IWW meeting @ Gypsy Bean Coffee, back room.

Events for next month and the future can now be found on the Events page of the Occupy Site.


Interesting Links


Recurring info

Weekday Schedule: Today and Tomorrow’s Special Events;  6-7 PM GA M-W-F, OPEN FORUM T-Th; 7 PM Community Chat; 8-10 PM Entertainment; 10 PM-2 AM Night Shift #1; 2-6 AM Night Shift #2; Upcoming Events; We are continuously in the NW Quadrant of Public Square 24/7 at the Info Tent

Weekend Schedule: Today and Tomorrow’s Special Events;  10 PM-2 AM Night Shift #1; 2-6 AM Night Shift #2; Upcoming Events; We are continuously in the NW Quadrant of Public Square 24/7 at the Info Tent

Info Tent #: (216) 202-4999 | Phone Rules

Wiki: http://wiki.occupycleveland.com

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