Archive for April 5, 2012
A coalition of dozens of community organizations; unions; and civil rights, environmental, student, and activist groups is organizing the 99% Spring, with a goal of training 100,000 people in direct action the week of April 9-15.
Trainings will be held across the country and are intended to launch “a spring of nonviolent direct action.”
The trainings will:
1 – Tell the story of our economy: how we got here, who’s responsible, what a different future could look like, and what we can do about it
2 – Learn the history of non-violent direct action, and
3 – Get into action on our own campaigns to win change.
Inspired by Occupy Wall Street and the fight for workers in Madison, Wisconsin, the 99% will rise up this spring. In the span of just one week, from April 9-15, 100,000 people will be trained to tell the story of what happened to our economy, learn the history of non-violent direct action, and use that knowledge to take action on our own campaigns to win change.
We’ll gather for trainings in homes, community centers, places of worship, campuses, and public spaces nationwide to learn how to join together in the work of reclaiming our country through sustained non-violent action.
Will you rise with us and join a 99% Spring action training?