About Occupy Oakland

Occupy Oakland’s first encampment launched on October 10th, 2011 in front of City Hall at 14th and Broadway in downtown Oakland. Since then it has evolved into a group of committees and caucuses, and General Assemblies that meet twice a week, on Wednesdays at 6:00 PM at 14th and Broadway, and on Sundays at 2:00 PM at 19th and Telegraph. We share resources and make important decisions collectively through the General Assembly, and do most of our work in specialized committees and working groups. Everyone who supports our occupation should join one of our committees.

We are reclaiming public space to use as a forum for the people to come together, meet one another, listen to each other, and build power for ourselves. Occupy Oakland is more than just a speak out or a camp out. The purpose of our gathering is to plan actions, mobilize real resistance, and defend ourselves from the economic and physical war that is being waged against our communities.