Green Sunday: The Occupy Movement and The Green Party

Green Sunday, January 8th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

The Occupy Movement and The Green Party

Samsarah Morgan, an active Oakland Green, will lead our discussion. Samsarah has been involved with Occupy Oakland from its beginning, and played a key role in starting and maintaining the Children’s Village.

We will look at the Occupy Wall Street Movement especially in its Occupy Oakland form.  We will discuss the effect of the Movement on national and local politics, particularly how Occupy has changed the political environment in which we work. We will also talk about how the Green Party can interact with the Occupy Movement by both learning from the movement and trying to influence it. Even though many OWS activists are resolutely opposed to electoral politics, is it possible over time to win some of them to our vision of an alternative electoral politics? How might we go about such a project?

LOCATION: Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland.

DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.

SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs & discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 6:45 p.m. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.