September 15th: Schedule

You are invited to join our Occupy family – to gather, socialize, educate and learn. Bring literature, tables/ chairs. We strive for another type of World – fair, just and aligned with community building – This is the city where Occupy started 2 years ago, and where we continue to live by the words, “Another World is Possible”.

If you have a teach-in you’d like to add for the day, – sign up on our blackboard at the Park.

Scheduled teach-ins

11:00-12:00- Occupy Sandy Relief Program –Interactive Panel Discussions – members from the front line speak.
From the front lines of the Occupy Sandy campaign to save survivors of Hurricane Sandy,
we’ll tell you how we took the storm into Occupy’s hands, and helped hundreds of survivors.

12:00-1:00 – “How NAFTA ruined my life” – testimonies from Mexican immigrants and why we should all fight TPP.  Since the passage of NAFTA, NYC’s Mexican immigrant population has seen a fivefold increase. NAFTA devastated Mexico’s rural economy with heavily subsidized agribusiness exports in the process destroying communities as people lost the ability to support their families and were forced to migrate.  Learn firsthand about the human cost of NAFTA and why we must now fight to stop the even worse Trans-Pacific Partnership.

1:00-2:00 Electro Magnetic Radiation Harm-Wireless technology’s harm that is growing to epidemic proportions
Wireless technologies have increased (exploding) in the amount and usage of devises. Wifi, cell phones, baby monitors, Smart meters . Cell towers are going up all over to receive and transit wireless signals. There is an emerging epidemic of symptoms to wireless devises that is extremely alarming- that the govt. is hiding, and the public is unaware of. The World Health Organization classifies wireless technologies as a type 2B carcinogen- (worse than lead). Learn about this danger and the symptoms. Parents owe it to their children to get educated.

2:00-3:00 TPP: The End of Democracy? Negotiated in secret, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12 country NAFTA-style trade agreement threatens our health, environment, jobs, labor rights, banking rights, internet freedom, and food safety. As with past trade agreements, TPP threatens to exacerbate the destruction of indigenous communities, destroy the livelihoods of family farmer, and increase animal suffering by destroying wildlife habit and expanding factory farming. The Obama administration is pushing TPP at the behest of corporations like Halliburton, Cargill, Goldman Sachs, Chevron, and Wal-Mart, who will gain the right to sue our government in international tribunals outside the jurisdiction of our court system, where they can demand unlimited sums in compensation when our public interest laws stand in the way of their expected future profits. TPP is expected to go to a vote in Congress this fall – learn why we should be concerned and how we can stop it! w/ Alisa Simmons (Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch), Adam Weissman (Global Justice for Animals and the Environment), and Pete Dolack (TradeJustice New York Metro).

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