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May People’s Café: Indigenous peoples: Confronting racism

05/06/2015 in Uncategorized

OCCUPY CENTRAL VT MONTHLY CAFE at BAGITO’S in MONTPELIER
MAY 26th  6-8 PM
INDIGENOUS PEOPLES : CONFRONTING RACISM

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Featuring: LOUISE LAMPMAN-LARRIVEE, Abenaki Elder and Director of the Swanton/Missisquoi Community Center
PESKUNCK LARRABEE, adopted Abenaki tribal member and language teacher
CRYSTAL ZEVON, activist and videographer, on issues facing Native Americans in the West

Plus music, food, and great conversation!

Dream Deferred

04/28/2015 in Uncategorized

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In honor of poetry month, we will be presenting the play

“Dream Deferred: Past, Present, and Future”

by Sue Morris

Dream Deferred is a compilation of poems by African American authors, a series of vignettes that build on each other, using the poem by Langston Hughes, A Dream Deferred, as a running theme throughout the play. The play presentation is sponsored by Occupy Central Vermont, the Vermont Anti-Racism Action Team, and the Northeast Kingdom Allies for Racial Justice. The play will be followed by a discussion on racism.

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 7:00
Athenaeum, St. Johnsbury, VT.

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Open Mic People’s Café 4/28 for Poetry Month!

04/21/2015 in Uncategorized

OPEN MIC CAFE

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“Dream Deferred” performance 4/20

04/09/2015 in Uncategorized

Occupy Central Vermont and the Kellogg- Hubbard Library
in honor of Montpelier’s poetry month
are sponsoring the play, “Dream Deferred” by Sue Morris

dreamFREE: April 20, 7:00 at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library Hayes Room

Dream Deferred is a compilation of poems by African American authors, a series of vignettes that build on each other, using the poem by Langston Hughes, A Dream Deferred, as a running theme throughout the play.

The play will be followed by a discussion on racism.

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Spring Events Calendar

04/05/2015 in Uncategorized

A lively Spring is in store here in Central Vermont!:

Saturday, April 11th – Labor rally against Shumlin’s cuts noon @ State House. OCV will leaflet about the latest neoliberal travesty, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Tuesday, April 14th – Support for Palestine event. Leafleting for Free Cone Day @ B&J’s scoop shop in Burlington. Rides leaving from Montpelier @ 1 pm.

Wednesday, April 15th – Annual Tax Day tabling with WILPF from noon to one o’clock in front of Montpelier Post Office/Federal Building. Passing out federal budget pie chart.

Saturday, April 18th – Finale event for the 350VT “This Changes Everything” book discussion groups @ Old Socialist Labor Hall in Barre. Lunchtime potluck.

Monday, April 20th – African-American Poets play by Sue Morris with OCV members as actors followed by discussion, as part of Montpelier’s Poetry Month.

Tuesday, April 28th – OCV People’s Café @ Bagitos 6-8 PM. Poetry and Songs for Earth Day and Poetry Month. Contact David with ideas for possible participants.

Friday, May 1st – Annual May Day Rally organized by the Workers Center and allies @ State House starting c. 11 am. OCV will table like last year with books, buttons, leaflets.

Sunday, May 3rd – All Species Day Parade in Montpelier. Bring signs about Climate Change, Black Lives Matter etc. More info will be forthcoming and when to meet up.

Tuesday, May 26th – Peoples Café on Native American struggles in the West and in Vermont. Details in process.

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April G.A. Notes

04/05/2015 in Uncategorized

Download here: April GA notes.

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March Café: Report from Cuba!

03/16/2015 in Uncategorized

CODEPINK CAFE

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March G.A.: Sat. 3/7 at 1 pm

03/05/2015 in Uncategorized

Please join us for our monthly assembly, this Sat. 3/7 at 1 pm at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier (Hayes Room).

Proposed agenda:

Report backs:

Last Café
Naomi Klein reading groups
Rising Tide pipeline victory and follow up
VT Yankee

Discussion and activities:

Have we cleared up any computer issues and problems?
TPP:  “Fast track” is coming to a head in Congress.
Next Cafe, likely Crystal Zevon reporting on her trip to Cuba
Tax Day in April

Announcements

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Feb. People’s Café Tues. 2/24

02/19/2015 in Uncategorized

MILITARIZED POLICE CAFE

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G.A. Notes for February

02/14/2015 in Uncategorized

Download here: Feb. GA NOTES

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Sat. Feb. 7th: GA + Black History Month play

02/01/2015 in Uncategorized

Occupy Central VT’s monthly GA:  Sat. Feb. 7th at 1 pm, Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

Then, join us that evening for:

DREAM DEFERRED

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Jan. People’s Cafe: Militarization of police in VT

01/20/2015 in Uncategorized

MILITARIZED POLICE CAFE FEB 2015_000001

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MLK/Black Lives Matter rally on Monday

01/18/2015 in Uncategorized

MLK DAY

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Occupy G.A. notes 12/13/14

12/22/2014 in Uncategorized

Here are the minutes from our meeting of December 13th: OCV Dec. minutes.

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Rescheduled Occupy G.A. Sat. 12/13, 1-3 pm in Montpelier

12/04/2014 in Uncategorized

Rescheduled from last week:  Occupy Central VT is holding our monthly assembly on Sat. 12/13 from 1-3 pm at the Montpelier Housing Authority common room (Pioneer Apartments, 155 Main St.,), by the Spring St. traffic circle.  Please join us!

Proposed agenda:

Ongoing activities:

Black Friday Walmart action review
Post-Ferguson actions — What’s next?
People’s Café:  Nov. review, Dec./Jan. planning
Pipelines update; next steps?
TPP

New proposals:

Invitation to host a 350VT book group for “This Changes Everything,” Naomi Klein’s new book on capitalism vs. the climate
Healthcare campaign (VT Workers Ctr.)
Carbon tax campaign (VPIRG, 350VT, etc.)
GMO protest in DC December 9 – 10th
Support for alternative economic structures
Need for a local news show on WGDR