Re-Occupy South Park

Occupy Lawrence is celebrating the three month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street by re-establishing camp in South Park.

Join us at camp for breakfast.

Occupy Lawrence will be facilitating and participating in community crafts and skillbuilding throughout the weekend – all ages welcome.

General Assembly will be held at 2pm.

Call for Information!
Occupy Lawrence would like to encourage everyone to do the following:

1.Choose a topic/idea/concern that is important to you.
2.Research information
3.Compose an informational handout that highlights your topic/idea/concern and provides information
4.Email these lovely creations to us, for distribution within the group and during this weekend’s re-occupation of South Park.
Of course, you are also encouraged to print these out yourself and distribute to those you come into contact with, or drop off a stack at the info tent this weekend.

See you there!


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Occupy Lawrence expresses our GRATITUDE!

Many thanks to the Cosmic Beauty School for the tour and conversation starter on Permaculture!

We are also grateful for solidarity with local Lawrence organization Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice!

Tomorrow – Tuesday, November 15th.
Stand in Solidarity outside of the Municipal Court – 1006 New Hampshire
The 10 campers that were ticketed will be in the court at 10AM.

Thursday, November 17
9th & New Hampshire development plans Meeting – 6pm-8pm
Lawrence Arts Center
This the meeting that will be held to discuss the future plans of the empty field next to the Lawrence Arts Center (across from the current apartment building project) at 9th & New Hampshire.

Saturday, November 19 – Sunday, November 20.
School of the Americas Watch Vigil –
10th & Mass St (In front of Army Service Center)
If you feel moved to contribute your voice, actions, talents to this event, please meet at 4:30pm Thursday, November 17th in South Park for SOAW Strategy Session.
We will Occupy the Radio, Tuesday, November 15th at 11PM on KJHK 90.7FM. Tune in to hear more on SOA and the Vigil.

Newly formed groups
O.D.D. – Occupation Delegation to end Domination
This group has formed to coordinate efforts to travel to Fort Benning, Georgia for the vigil at the gates of “School of America”.
We will be leaving Thursday, November 17th between 4pm – 5pm.
For more information on the Vigil click here.

F.L.E.E.T. – Facilitation and Logistics Essential Energy Transport
This group is to facilitate the partnership between Occupy Wichita and the OccuBus. If you are drawn to Green Solutions, Transportation Alternatives, Energy Conservation, get involved!

This is YOUR movement! As always, if you have any ideas, thoughts, knowledge, access to resources, ability to facilitate workshops, anything that comes to your mind, share it! You can email us, comment, connect on Facebook, attend our 6PM General Assembly in South Park.

Let us Build Community – TOGETHER!

– Occupy Lawrence

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Community Events

Occupy Lawrence would like to bring you attention to some events already happening this Sunday: Please let us know if you have or know of any events to add to this schedule.

12:30pm – Tour of Cosmic Beauty School (12th & Pennsylvania St)
permaculture workshop to follow

3pm – 5pm at the ECM (12th & Oread St)
Scott Crow– Founder of Common Ground Collective in New Orleans ()

Occupy Lawrence is putting the call out to any and all community members with a passion for Environmental Justice – We needs your skills – Please contact us if you are interested/able to facilitate a workshop. email:
* Note: Occupy Lawrence supports community events, interconnectivity, and cross-support – it is for these reasons that Occupy Lawrence incorporates community events into our schedules and events – whether or not those events are organized directly through Occupy Lawrence

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11/11/11 – Honoring our Veterans & Elevating Consciousness

Friday 11-11-11
Day long events at South Park

-Breakfast 10 am –

11/11 – Time of silence
Consciousness Raising Activities in the afternoon at South Park

4:30pm Occupy Lawrence March to the Haskell Veteran’s Powwow

*Occupy Lawrence encourages you to patronize Veteran Day events around the city, we will be.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion will host a combined Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday at the VFW Post No. 852 building, 138 Ala. The event will feature an opening prayer, a speaker from the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth and a rifle salute to veterans, said Ed Mount, commander of American Legion Post 14.

• 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ask a Vet — Wescoe Beach, KU campus

• 3 p.m., Walking tour of KU war memorials, featuring presentations from family members of KU veterans who died in service to the country. Tour begins at the Campanile.

• 4:15 p.m., Army ROTC retreat ceremony, Strong Hall.

• 4:30 p.m., U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Victor Braden speaks, 130 Budig Hall. Braden is the assistant division commander of the 35th Infantry Division headquartered at Fort Leavenworth.

• 7 p.m., Air Force ROTC memorial vigil at the campus war memorials.

• The Haskell Indian Nations University Color Guard will host a Veterans Day Traditional Powwow at Haskell’s Coffin Sports Complex from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Gourd Session will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. with a special Veterans Honoring at 5:30 p.m. with the playing of taps, a special Honor Song and a 21-gun salute. The Grand Entry will begin at 6 p.m.

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5th of November – Bank Transfer Day

Many bankholders have already made the switch to local banks and credit unions. Have you?

AlterNet – 4 Simple Steps For Taking Your Money Out Of The Vampire Banks

DemocracyNow – Move Your Money: Campaign Grows to Divest from “Too Big to Fail” Banks to Local Banks, Credit Unions

Lawrence Credit Unions

KU Credit Union
3400 W. 6th Street
(785) 749-2224

Midwest Regional Credit Union
1015 West 6th Street
(785) 841-6150

Meritrust Credit Union
643 Massachusetts St # D
(785) 856-5093

Jayhawk Federal Credit Union 
2901 Lakeview Road
(785) 865-4586

Wakarusa Valley Credit Union
2721 W 6th St # B
(785) 865-1201

Mainstreet Credit Union
901 Iowa Street
(785) 856-5200

Free State Credit Union
1001 East 23rd Street
(785) 842-5657

Local/Regional Banks

Capital City Bank
740 New Hampshire
(785) 330-1200
4000 W. 6th Street
(785) 830-8300

Central National Bank
2321 Harper Street
(785) 838-1950
711 Wakarusa Street
(785) 838-1893
800 Massachusetts Street
(785) 838-1990
603 W. 9th Street
(785) 838-1970
3110 Nieder Road
(785) 838-1960

Commerce Bank
1 (800) 453-2265
955 Iowa Street
1500 Wakarusa Drive
1015 W 23rd Street
1321 Oread Avenue
3510 Clinton Parkway

Douglas County Bank
1444 Kasold Drive
(785) 865-1017
300 W. 9th Street
(785) 865-1000
4340 W. 6th Street
(785) 865-7630
711 W. 23rd Street
(785) 865-1069

Emprise Bank
2435 Iowa Street
(785) 838-2000
1121 Wakarusa Drive
(785) 838-2001

First State Bank & Trust
(785) 749-0400
609 Vermont Street
3901 W 6th Street

Intrust Bank
901 Vermont Street
(785) 830-2600
1555 Wakarusa Drive
(785) 830-2650
544 Columbia Street
(785) 830-2614

Landmark National
2710 Iowa Street
(785) 841-6677
4621 W. 6th Street
(785) 838-9400

Lawrence Bank
100 E. 9th Street
(785) 312-7224
3500 Clinton Parkway
(785) 838-9704

Peoples Bank
2220 Harper Street
(785) 830-9300
3045 Iowa Street
(785) 842-5566
4831 W. 6th Street
(785) 842-4300

Sunflower Bank
4831 Quail Crest Place
(785) 312-7274

University National Bank of Lawrence
1400 Kasold Drive
(785) 841-1988

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General Strike: Wednesday, November 2

Join the Occupy Lawrence Community Standing in Solidarity with Occupy Oakland and Occupy Denver to Protest Police Brutality.

Where: 6th & Mass. St.

When: Wednesday, November 2, 2011

12pm-1:39pm – General Strike – 99 minutes for the 99%
3:30pm – Non-Violent Communication Workshop
5pm – Candlelight Vigil for Scott Olson (military serviceman critically injured by police at Occupy Oakland)
5:45pm – Silent March to South Park

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Occupy Lawrence: Guerilla Style

Thursday 10/27/11

12pm – Motivation and Morale Workshop – South Park

12pm – Info Booth – 9th and Mass

4pm – Massage and Reiki Workshop – South Park

6pm – General Assembly – South Park

8pm – Activism and Altruism Workshop – Location TBA

*events will be ongoing, locations will vary. if any groups and/or individuals in the lawrence community have offers of workshop services, location offers, etc, feel free to email or come to 6pm GA in South Park*

“United we stand, divided we fall”

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