Thursday, May 10: Assembly & Speak-Out
Friday, May 11: Homes, Jobs, & Services
Saturday, May 12: Food, Environment, & Health + GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION
Sunday, May 13 (Mothers Day): Police Brutality, Mass Incarceration, War & Immigrant Justice + Citywide Movement Assembly at Judson Church 5pm
Monday, May 14: Education & Student Debt
Tuesday, May 15: GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION — A day of action against the banks that caused the global crisis and a mass rally at Times Square at 6pm. – Facebook event
(Full schedule of the week below)
Say no to the system that produces record profits for the 1% by impoverishing the 99% of us; say yes to a fair city and a better world!
Beginning on May 10th and culminating on May 15th in a mass convergence at Times Square, NYC organizations and individuals from all across the city will join together in action around the many issues we face: from cuts in social services, to an austerity agenda that redistributes your tax revenue into private hands, to the financial institutions (that we bailed out) that continue to make record profits at our expense.
As part of a global resistance, as part of the Occupy movement, as a broad movement for social, political, and economic justice, we say enough! We reject Bloomberg’s New York, and we demand another city. We reject the notion that there is no alternative, and we demand a better world. Join the week of actions, take to the streets, raise your voice, and come to Times Square on May 15th at 6 PM to stand together as a global movement and declare that another city, and another world, is possible!
99%NY • ALIGN • ALLIANCE FOR QUALITY EDUCATION • BROOKLYN FOOD COALITION • COALITION FOR EDUCATIONAL JUSTICE • CODE PINK • COMMUNITY VOICES HEARD • GOOD JOBS NEW YORK • GRANNY PEACE BRIGADE • HEALTHCARE FOR THE 99% • HUMAN SERVICES COUNCIL • MAKE THE ROAD NEW YORK • MOTHERS RESISTING RACIST POLICING • NEW YORK COMMUNITIES FOR CHANGE • NEW YORK STUDENTS RISING • PICTURE THE HOMELESS • OCCUPY WALL STREET • OWS BIKE COALITION • PARENTS FOR OCCUPY WALL STREET • PSC-CUNY • REV BILLY & THE CHURCH OF EARTHALUJAH • ROC-NY • RWDSU • STRONG ECONOMY FOR ALL • STUDENTS FOR A FREE CUNY • UNITED NY • TIME’S UP • UNITED FEDERATION OF TEACHERS • VOCAL-NY
OPENING ASSEMBLY AND SPEAKOUT
We assemble at 6pm at Union Square to speak out and share about the issues that affect us all. Join us as we prepare for a week of action and visioning for a future fueled by popular power – the 99%.
FOR A CITY WHERE HOUSING IS A HUMAN RIGHT, A COUNTRY WITH GOOD JOBS FOR ALL, A WORLD WHERE OUR BASIC NEEDS ARE MET
May 11 is about addressing the basic needs of all people. Jobs, homes and services are human rights, not privileges for those who can afford it. We all need good jobs to support ourselves and our families. We need safe and clean homes to live in. We need basic services like childcare, healthcare, food programs, and training opportunities.
We need to realize that many people start with less, and even more encounter life crises–loss of a job, illness, family members’ deportation, etc. These circumstances leave people at a disadvantage. This is a connected city, country, and world and we all need to help each other get by.
Basically, the 1% get what they want while too many of the 99% struggle to get what they need. We are showing up on May 11 to fight for a city where housing is a human right, a country with good jobs for all, a world where our basic needs are met.
TAKE ACTION TO TAKE BACK THE SAFETY NET
11:30 AM • South Street Seaport @lighthouse (corner of Water and Fulton)
Wake up NYC’s bureaucrats who are destroying the safety-net for millions of low-income and working-class New Yorker’s through budget cuts and right-wing welfare policy.
RALLY TO DEMAND GOOD JOBS NOT GIVEAWAYS!
1 PM • SE corner of Murray St. and West St.
Tell Big Banks: Create Jobs Now or Give Us Our Subsidy Money Back.
Many corporations have received subsidies and tax cuts on the promise that they would create more jobs…and many didn’t. Bank of America and Merrill Lynch have received over $100 million in job creation tax breaks from the New York government but didn’t deliver. Join us and tell them we want jobs or our money back!
CONVERGENCE! GOOD HOUSING, GOOD JOBS & GOOD SERVICES FOR ALL
2PM • Rockefeller Park , Waterfront near Battery Park City
Celebration & Speak-out. Screening of ‘Making Change at Walmart’ Worker Stories
DEMAND DIGNITY AT DARDEN
7PM • Capital Grille, 155 East 42nd Street, btwn Lexington & 3rd
End Retaliation! Respect Workers’ Right to Organize!
Capital Grille has been fighting the workers’ right to unionize. We’re taking our energy from the speak-out to their 42nd Street restaurant location to make our voices heard.
FOR A CITY WITH HEALTHY FOOD FOR ALL, A COUNTRY WITH JUSTICE FOR ITS FOOD WORKERS, AN ECOLOGICALLY SUSTAINABLE WORLD
BROOKLYN FOOD CONFERENCE
9 AM – 6 PM • Brooklyn Tech High School, 29 Fort Greene Pl
Another City Conference Room
11am -12:15 Health & Environment
12:30 – 1:45 Homes Jobs & Services
2 – 3:15 Police Brutality, Mass Incarceration, War & immigrant Justice
3:30 – 4:45 Debt & Global Economic Justice – David Graeber (on debt) & Evan Wagner (alt currencies & permabank)
FIGHTING FRACKING, RECLAIMING THE COMMONS!
2pm meet up at Union Square for Times Up & OWS Bike Coalition to bike to Pier 54
3pm • Pier 54 Between West and 13th Street
Join Time’s Up, Reverend Billy, the Church of Earthalujah, and OWS Environmental Solidarity. Global day of action in defense of Food, Environment, and Health.
Bike ride ends at
COMMUNITY GARDEN CLEAN UP
La Plaza Cultural @ 9th st and Ave. C
JOIN HEALTHCARE FOR THE 99% FOR A DAY OF ACTION AGAINST BUDGET CUTS!
Join us to speak out against hospital closings, service reductions, and budget cuts! Reclaim Healthcare for the 99%!
Governor Cuomo appointed Wall Street banker Stephen Berger to fix healthcare in Brooklyn. Berger recommended merging and downsizing Wyckoff and other Brooklyn hospitals that provide necessary healthcare in low-income and medically underserved communities.
@2:30pm Maria Hernandez Park, northside, at Starr St and Irving Ave. Subway from Manhattan/Brooklyn take L Train to Jefferson Stop (Map). From Brooklyn Food Conference atBrooklyn Tech High School take B38 to DeKalb Ave/Knickerbocker Ave.
@3pm March to Wyckoff Hospital: Speak out on healthcare cuts and hospital closings in Brooklyn, and picket at Wyckoff Hospital, Stockholm St and Wyckoff Ave (Map). Take L Train to DeKalb Stop.
WALMART TRUCK TOUR ABOUT WORKERS RIGHTS
6 PM • Location TBA
FOR A CITY WHERE NO CHILD IS STOPPED AND FRISKED, A COUNTRY WHERE NO MOTHER IS DEPORTED, A WORLD WITHOUT WAR
We gather for a city where no child is stopped and frisked, a country where no mother is deported, where families around the world are safe from war. This Mother’s Day, mothers across NYC will be uniting for a day of action. Issues, ranging from war to police violence, have separated mothers from their children and torn families apart for far too long. Sunday, May 13, join us in saying enough is enough.
We will start the day by supporting a Mother’s Day Peace Stroll hosted by the Granny Peace Brigade at 11:30am. The Peace Brigade and supporters will meet at the Columbus Circle entrance to Central Park, walking to songs from the Raging Grannies and the Rude Mechanical Orchestra.
At 1pm, we will be joining Mothers Resisting Racist Policing, an ad hoc collective of black and brown mothers organizing a Mother’s Day response to police violence. This starts at 1pm at E 158th Street and 3rd Avenue in the Bronx.
The second half of the day will be a Citywide Movement Assembly at 5pm at Judson Church, 55 Washington Square South.
In honor of Mother’s Day, and all of the mothers that have been severed from their children by war, immigration laws, prisons, and police violence, we will begin the City Movement Assembly at Judson Church with a speak-out on these issues. There will be a station for card-making, and the Assembly will end with a potluck and dance party!
GRANNY PEACE BRIGADE MOTHER’S DAY PEACE STROLL
12 PM • Central Park, Columbus Circle Entrance
MOTHERS RESISTING RACIST POLICING IN SOUTH BRONX
1PM • Starting at East 158th Street and 3rd Ave
CITYWIDE MOVEMENT ASSEMBLY
5 PM • Judson Church • 55 Washington Square South
FOR A CITY WITH QUALITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, A COUNTRY WITHOUT STUDENT DEBT, A WORLD WITH FREE EDUCATION FOR ALL
7AM – 4PM • Bloomberg LP 731 Lexington Ave. Manhattan
LEAFLETING AND PICKETING
5-7 PM • 59th & Fifth • Grand Army Plaza Manhattan
STROLLER MARCH — FOR THE 99%
PARENTS * KIDS * COMMUNITY GROUPS * LABOR UNIONS
A DAY OF ACTION AGAINST THE BANKS THAT CAUSED THE GLOBAL CRISIS AND A MASS RALLY AT TIMES SQUARE AT 6PM.
MEET UP AT 4PM IN BRYANT PARK TO EMBARK ON A FINANCIAL CRIMES WALKING TOUR.
On this day, countries around the world are rising up in opposition to austerity. Banks have gambled away our futures irresponsibly, and we are paying the price. Move your money out of the big banks, demand accountability, and let us stand together to show that the power of the people is stronger than the power of wealth.
At Times Square, join us in making a statement to the world:
We are here today coming together for a city where housing is a human right, a country with good jobs for all, and a world where our basic needs are met
We are coming together for a city with healthy food for all, a country with justice for its food workers, an for an ecologically sustainable world
We are coming together for a city where no child is stopped and frisked, a country where no mother is deported, and for a world without war
We are coming together for a city with quality public schools and after school programs, a country without student debt, and a world with free education for all
We are here in solidarity with the people of the world who fight against the global financial system that pits people against each other and elevates profit above all else.
We are the 99%, we believe that the liberation of one requires the liberation of all and we will fight for justice until we end the tyranny of the 1%.