Category: Events

Three Things YOU Can Do to help enact Greensboro's Resolution Against Corporate Personhood


1. Attend the Oct 2nd Council Meeting!!!
It’s VITAL that we pack the Council chambers the night of the vote on the resolution -that means getting 100+ people to attend the meeting. Before the vote is taken, people will be offered a chance to speak. You do not have to speak, but speakers on behalf of the resolution will ask folks in favor to stand, to sign and support. Your presence matters!!!
Greensboro City Council meetings are held at the Council Chamber on the second floor of Melvin Municipal Office Building, 300 W. Washington St. Free parking is available in the Greene Street Parking Deck after 5pm. The meeting starts at 5:30 pm, and is likely to go on for quite a while. The resolution will not be the first item on the agenda, so it’s okay to come after the meeting has started. Be prepared to hang out for a while, because there’s no telling how fast they’ll run through the agenda. Bring a book, or just
listen in-it’s all interesting!

4. Bring 2 friends to the Oct 2nd City Council Meeting! (Or at least get them to to email or phone ahead of time!)
This movement will be successful if we can show that large numbers of Greensboro residents are opposed to the Citizens United ruling and want to see an end to corporate personhood. Some Council members think this issue is not important, just a “distraction.” That’s why it’s key that EVERY council member hear from and see hundreds of people in support of the resolution.
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3. By 10/02, phone your District Rep- leave a message of support for the Resolution.
A phone call or even a phone message makes a HUGE impact! Just state your name and address, and that you hope the Council member will support the resolution to end corporate personhood! You can call any and all council members and the Mayor. If you have time to make only one call – call your District Rep. You don’t have to say anything complicated – just respectfully convey that you want your Rep to support the resolution. If you want to get fancy, tell them why it’s important to YOU!



Occupy Greensboro Anniversary Celebration

October 14, 2012 at Glenwood Coffee and Books

The Occupy movement was born a year ago, and here in Greensboro, hundreds of people took to the streets on October 15, 2011, marching in solidarity with the protestors of Wall St, and joining together in defense of human rights from corporate corruption. The movement fueled the formation of Occupy Greensboro, an open organization of activists, friends and community members with democratic values and nonviolent principles, whose motto is “We are the 99%.”

We are calling on you to join us, whether you have yet to check out what Occupy Greensboro has been up to, or have been tied up with life and haven’t made it to an event in a while, to refuel the movement and to re-energize each other! It is time to see old friends, meet new friends, connect with interested members of our community, and to celebrate all of the efforts of our first year together.

General Assembly meeting 4:00-6:00 

GA meetings are the democratic decision-making body of Occupy Greensboro. They are free and open to all, and use consensus guidelines such as hand signals to facilitate discussion. The GA meetings take place every Sunday from 4:00-6:00, at Glenwood Coffee and Books. Please join us  on Oct 14 for a special GA!

Education and Outreach with the Employment, Energy, and Foreclosure working groups, the Coalition Against Citizens United and the Occupy Greensboro Free University

Community Taco Night Potluck 6:00

Bring a side dish, condiment or taco topping. Tortillas and taco fillings will be provided. Also please be thoughtful and bring a plate and utensil of your own. All are welcome!

Legal Defense Fund Benefit7:00-11:00

With performances by Maurus Moses Monk, Laura Boswell, Laila Nur, Ben Lassiter Trio, Black Lotus Society, Screaming By Me, and Matty Sheets and the Blackheads

$5 suggested donation

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Movie screening this Sunday: Gasland

Occupy Greensboro’s Energy Working Group will screen the documentary “Gasland” on Sunday July 8 at 1:30pm at Glenwood Coffee & Books.

Gasland - Sunday July 8, 1:30pm @ Glenwood Coffee & Books

Gasland – Sunday July 8, 1:30pm @ Glenwood Coffee & Books

From the official Gasland website:

“The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a “Saudia Arabia of natural gas” just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called GASLAND. Part verite travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown.”

Snacks provided. Discussion will follow.

Seats still available for bus to the Bank of America protest in Charlotte

Bank of America is holding it’s shareholders meeting on May 9 in Charlotte. A bus will be taking people from Greensboro to participate in protests organized by a wide coalition of organizations.

We will leave promptly at 6 am on Wednesday May 9th in order to be in Charlotte for the start of the 8am march. We will then rally and protest outside BOA headquarters with 1000 other folks from all over the southeast!

In order so that some folks can get back in time to go to work we are pulling out of Charlotte at 12 noon and should have you back in Greensboro by 2pm.

We have plenty of room left so please email Todd W. to confirm yourself and others you are bringing! We are leaving from and returning to the parking lot of Glenwood Coffee and Books at 1310 Grove St. Feel free to forward this message.

Looking forward to seeing you all!

Parenting & the Occupy Movement

Event reminder: Tonight @ 8:30pm, Glenwood Coffee & Books

Kirby Desmarais, founder of Parents for Occupy Wall Street, will facilitate an open discussion covering concerns and opportunities of families within the Occupy Movement.

Come share your experiences! You don’t have to be a parent to attend. This event is open to everyone.

Parents for Occupy Wall Street

Parents for Occupy Wall Street

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