Recently, the GA passed a proposal to take a large building as a social center for Occupy Oakland. The date for this action is January 28, 2012. The intention is that this space will become the new home for Occupy Oakland, providing ample space for all of our committees and activities, room for assemblies, and sleeping space. (It must be added, however, for those who are concerned about it, that there was much support at the GA for retaining a presence at Oscar Grant Plaza, and even re-encamping at the plaza at a later date, projects which many in attendance at the GA did not think were in opposition to each other). This is a huge, exciting and important step for Occupy Oakland, one that many have been talking about for a very long time – at least since November 2 – and we expect that success in this regard will likely be very inspiring for other cities. In order to succeed, we will need this building to be as vibrant and full of activity as the camp was. Therefore, we want to have the full participation of all the committees, groups and individuals who have so far made this experiment so powerful. The first meeting will be on Wednesday December 28 at 5pm on the north steps of Oscar Grant Plaza, and we strongly encourage everyone who can to attend.
Future Meeting Schedule: Until January 7th, the Building Occupation Assembly will meet mondays and wednesdays at 5pm (in accordance with the modified GA schedule). Starting sunday January 7th we will meet sundays at 1pm and wednesdays at 5pm. If needed the frequency of these meetings will be increased by the assembly.
To read the proposal that was passed, please click on this link:http://occupyoakland.org/
2011/12/proposal-for-the- taking-of-a-large-social- center-for-occupy-oakland-10- in-queue-for-december-7-ga/