by Pamela Powers Hannley
It's October in Tucson. This means jam-packed weekends, full of exciting events.
Yes, this is the weekend for umpteenth annual Tucson Meet Yourself, but those of you who were around and aware of Occupy Wall Street last October know that Tucson Meet Yourself weekend is also the anniversary of Occupy Tucson.
It's not surprising that the Arizona Daily Star chose to ignore Occupy Tucson's anniversary festivities; they stood solidly with other corporate media outlets in trying to ignore the Occupy Wall Street movement last year.
Goodman's talk-- which is also a KXCI fundraiser-- is today, October 13, at 1 p.m. at the Fox Theater. This Tucson stop is part of her book tour. The Silenced Majority: Stories Of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance and Hope shows how the work of ordinary people (aka The Silenced Majority) is pulling back the veil of corporate media and changing the world. Antigone Books will have books for sale at the event
Check out a list of Occupy Tucson's weekend festivities, after the jump.
Join us for a weekend of activities, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Please come to the GAs on Weds at 7 or the PR/Outreach meetings on Saturdays to bring your ideas for the celebration, or send us info on affinity group activities to add to the schedule. Stay tuned for more details.
Be sure to invite your friends and share this on Facebook, too.
Each day will include a food and clothing drive. Please bring your non-perishable food donations and clothing down to the parks where it will be picked up and distributed to Food Not Bombs and St. Vincent de Paul, respectively.
Saturday, October 13: Pancho Villa Park (Church and Congress)
9am Info tent
12 Casserole/Pots and Pans march
1pm Leafleting at the Fox Theatre before Democracy Now's Amy Goodman appearance.
7pm Second Saturday Downtown leafleting
Sunday, October 14: De Anza Park (Stone and Speedway)
9am Info tent
3pm General Assembly: along the lines of OWS's Public Assembly, this will be an opportunity for groups to talk about their activities and individuals to talk about what Occupy means to them.
Monday, October 15, Pancho Villa Occupy Public Lands day of activities, 1-7pm. Music, speakers, and more. Direct Action at 7pm.