Join us on Wednesday November 2, in solidarity with #OccupyOakland’s General Strike!
DISABILITY ACTION BRIGADE
Calling all people with disabilities, deaf people, elders, and allies
Join us on Wednesday November 2, in solidarity with Occupy Oakland’s
General Strike, for a Teach-In and protest of impending State and Federal
budget cuts that impact our community.
We will convene near the right (north) side of City Hall at Oscar Grant
Plaza at 2pm. Look for our Disability Action Brigade signs. We will march a
short distance at a slow pace to a site where we will have a sit-in and
teach-in to alert the public about the potential impacts of the impending
trigger cuts on our community, and how we have borne the burden of
unabalanced budgets for decades.
At 5:30 pm, those of us who are able, will go the the Port of Oakland. Van
shuttles will provide wheelchair accessible transportation. We will do our
best to provide accessible transportation both to and from the Port. At the
Port we will join the larger group of Occupy Oakland to shut it down and
disrupt business as usual.We will determine a safe space to support the
shut-down together as a large presence of elders and people with
disabilities. Our intent is to create a safe space where people who are
more vulnerable can participate without threat to our safety, while
supporting those who choose different tactics.
This action is committed to non-violence while maintaining a militant
stand against the 1%. Please respect the principles of non-violence when
protesting with us.
We are working hard to secure ASL interpretation, but cannot guarantee it
will be present. We are looking into Spanish and Mandarin interpretation as
In order to provide a fully accessible action, please help us maintain a
smoke and scent free space.
If you have any other access needs or other questions, please contact us
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