Occupy Toronto Activist Assembly

Starting Date: 01-20-2012
Ending Date: 01-22-2012

Toronto, Ontario M5E 1Y2
Friday, January 20-Sunday, January 22, 2012
OISE (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education) at St George and Bloor.

This is an invitation to Occupy Toronto’s first Activist Assembly on the weekend of January 20, 21, 22. This will be a conference style event, focused on developing Occupy Toronto’s activist capacity. Join the FaceBook Event: www.facebook.com/events/270078499716966

SCHEDULE: (tentative)

7:00 – 10:00 -Opening Panel – Discussion of why Occupy is effective. The focus of this session will be on the importance of outreach, protest, mass mobilization, and of constant recruitment of new people.

The panel will be facilitated by an Occupy Toronto facilitator, followed by an open discussion with the attendees and break out groups to address the question “Why are we here?”

Saturday: 11:00am -12:15 – Main Room – Discussion of the Occupy TO committees
12:30-1:30 lunch
1:30-2:45 – Discussion with Occupier’s from across Ontario (select 1 room)

The Southern-Ontario Occupies will also be involved in this assembly. We are inviting people from various camps to talk about their unique experiences in other cities.
Room 1 – Ottawa/ Montreal
Room 2 – Kitchener / Guelph / Niagara /
Room 3 – Kingston /Windsor /London/
Room 4 – Pickering/Hamilton/Brampton/Orillia
Room 5 – Sault Saint Marie / Sudbury / Barrie

3:00-4:15 – History Session (select one)
Room 1 – Egypt and the Arab Spring
Room 2 – Greece, Spain and the European fight back
Room 3 – The Struggle in Wisconsin
Room 4 – Paris 68 – a near revolution in France.
Room 5 – Students for a Democratic Society – The American student movement of the 60s

4:30-5:45 – Economic, Political and Social Issues Session (select one)
Room 1 – Environmental Justice
Room 2 – Anti War
Room 3 – Financial Bubble Collapse
Room 4 – Austerity and Neo-liberalism
Room 5 – Economic Alternatives

6:00-7:00 Dinner

7:30-9:30 General Assembly

10:00pm-2:00am Social

Sunday: 11:00-12:30 Committee Meetings/Discussions (select one)
Room 1 – Outreach / Action
Room 2 – Media
Room 3 – Facilitation / Marshals
Room 4 – Finance
Room 5 – Women’s / Accessibility Committees

1:20- 3:15 – Classroom style teach-in (select first option)
Room 1 – Speaking to the Media
Room 2 – Facilitation Training
Room 3 – 10 steps to effective campaigning
Room 4 – Direct Action Training
Room 5 – Marshal Training

3:30- 5:15 Classroom teach-in (select second option)
Room 1 – Speaking to the Media
Room 2 – Facilitation Training
Room 3 – 10 steps to effective campaigning
Room 4 – Direct Action Training
Room 5 – Marshal Training

5:30-6:00 Closing Ceremony – Main Room


****Please note: Everyone who plans on attending this event must register to attend Registration is Free and MANDATORY!***

You can register online by sending your full name in an email entitled “registration” to occupytoactivistassembly@gmail.com

Or by signing up on the signup sheet that we will be bringing to almost every Toronto General Assembly from now on.

Those who have not registered for this event, will not be allowed into the rooms.


For those people out of town, we are working on organizing buses to pick a few people up from all across southern Ontario (and Quebec.) This is STILL NOT CONFIRMED. If we find the funding for it, we will have one bus leaving Montreal, one bus leaving Windsor, and one bus leaving Sault Saint Marie to stop off at various towns and cities and pick people up on the way to Toronto. (and also drop people off on Sunday evening.)

Everyone who wants to get on those buses must sign up for a seat with a liaison from your town. If you don’t know of a liaison to speak to from your town, e-mail occupytoactivistassembly@gmail.com and we will either send you contact info for your town’s liaison, or ask you to BE your town’s liaison.
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