Friday, November 11, 2011

"Come to Town Hall Saturday for a Conversation About Occupy Seattle" (with video)

Paul Constant (SLOG):
So Occupy Seattle has survived its rocky start. They've got a semi-secure location and they're building a community and outreach. But what happens now? We worked with Town Hall Seattle to set up a conversation about the future of the movement—does it get swallowed up by the Democrats in time for the 2012 elections? Does the Occupy movement head to Olympia to try to advocate for greater change on a local level? Does the whole thing just peter out when winter hits?

The panel will try to find answers to these questions, and you'll have time to ask questions, too. So come on down to Town Hall on Saturday, November 12th at 7:30 pm. It's free.

Here's the panel:

* Nick Licata (moderator), Seattle City Councilmember
* Lynne Dodson, Secretary-Treasurer of the Washington State Labor Council
* Josh Farris, from Occupy Seattle's Tactical Working Group, member of IBEW local 46 and Iraq Veterans Against the War
* Frank Greer of national political consultants GMMB
* Nick Hanauer, co-author of THE TRUE PATRIOT and THE GARDENS OF DEMOCRACY (both with Eric Liu), and Seattle entrepreneur/investor with Second Avenue Partners
* Tabitha, from Occupy Seattle's Sustainability Brigade and Kitchen, also a liaison with Seattle Central Community College
* JM Wong, from Occupy Seattle's People of Color Caucus, also a

Howie P.S.: Last night the president of Seattle Central Community college challenged the "semi-secure location" status of Occupy Seattle. Here's the video (02:03) of Linda Brill's report:

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