Starting Date: 03-15-2012
Ending Date: 03-18-2012
St. Louis, Missouri 63109
United StatesWe, the General Assembly of Saint Louis, in the spirit of solidarity call upon our brothers and sisters in occupied spaces across the country to join us in forming the Midwest Regional Summit. We feel that it is time for us to create new spaces to connect in; new ways to share knowledge, experience, resources, and to express our solidarity.
St Louis is centrally located and has the space available to host an event of this size. We invite you to bring the spirit and culture of your occupation into a Midwest General Assembly. We feel that connecting with each other is a vital step in elevating our movement to the next level.
No single occupation can take on a task of this size alone. We encourage you to participate in the planning and execution of this event. There is a detailed execution plan attached directly following this invitation.
Please join us on March 15th, 2012 at 7pm CST under the Gateway Arch for the first meeting of the Midwest General Assembly! We have chosen this site as our first meeting spot as it symbolizes much of what we are fighting for. The site on which it now stands used to be low income and working family housing. It was taken from these families in order to build this monument. We would like to meet there and propose that we rename this monument as the Gateway to Freedom!
The conference will last from March 15th-18th. During this time we will be commemorating the 6 month anniversary of the Occupy Movement with direct action. Additionally, our objectives for this gathering are to:
Establish regional communication avenues to organize action and the sharing of resources
Share best practices and learn from each other on how we can be more effective in our individual occupations
Establish a Midwest General Assembly that any city in our region can call on moving forward
Determine how we communicate and act in solidarity both regionally and nationally
Please review this proposal and bring this invitation to your General Assembly for consideration and approval. Please state your interest in participating by 12/20/2011. In a time when our solidarity is being tested on every front, we must stand together to show the world that the people united will NEVER be defeated.
For all questions and correspondence (including stating interest in participating!!) please contact us at:: email@example.com or find us on facebook at occupy the midwest.
Geographical Scope: Regional