Occupy Oakland will have its 2nd BBQ and Speak Out event on Saturday, March 24, 2012. It will be in East Oakland at 1-5pm at Rainbow Park located near Seminary and International, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. We are requesting help with side dishes and desserts from all cooks who are able to help.
In response to the May 1st vandalism of small businesses and private property in this largely working class neighborhood, we at the Brooms Collective are planning on gathering at the 16th Street Mission BART Station at 11:30 on Saturday morning to participate in a neighborhood clean-up and outreach action. Many people seem to believe that these deplorable actions were attributable to supporters of the Occupy Movement, and even Occupy Oakland in particular. Many of us in the Brooms Collective found this truly senseless destruction wholly out of step with our beliefs, political, social or otherwise, and we believe that many others feel the same way. An action such as this is the only way that we could even hope to repair the damage that was done in the name of a movement that many of us believe would never have condoned it in the first place.