I’m at Occupy Delaware (Wilmington) today to put up the command post tent that Occupy Philadelphia won in the Occupy Supply contest to reward excellence in community activism. Occupy Philadelphia is giving the tent to Occupy Delaware, who has invited occupiers that have been evicted to come live at their encampment.
Per Occupy Delaware liaison Steve C, here’s today’s schedule:
- 1 – 2 pm Music from Scott Birney: Leader of the Sin City Band.
- Food (pizzas will be coming at 1pm and 2pm)
- 2 – 2:10 Opening remarks/explanation of process, hand signals, and introduction of GA skit – MC Steve Fox
- 2:10 – 2:25 GA and gift giving/thanks. Jackets to Lt. Choi, Capt. Lewis and Jane Hamsher. Laptops to OP and Occupy Supply goods to ODE.
- 2:25 – 2:35 Lt. Dan Choi
- 2:35 – 2:45 Capt. Ray Lewis
- 2:45 – 2:55 Jane Hamsher – Firedoglake
- 2:55 – 3:05 Amy Herrera, Philadelphia chapter president of Iraq Veterans Against the War.
- 3:05 – 3:15 Nathan “Nate” Kleinman: Human Rights activist and Occupy Philadelphia participant who is now a House of Representatives candidate in the 13th District of Pennsylvania.
- 3:15 – 3:25 Phillip Bannowsky: Delaware poet, autoworker, and author, reading his latest poem written especially for Occupy Delaware, “What Next.”
- 3:25– 3:35 Sally Milbury-Steen, Pacem in Terris
- 3:35 – 3:45 Member of Wilmington Occupy the Hood
- 3:45 – 3:55 Rashmi Rangan , Delaware Community Reinvestment Action Council
- 3:55 – 4:05 Darlene Battle, Delaware Alliance for Community Development
- 4:05 – 4:15 Sandra Jones, Delaware Campaign to End the Death Penalty.
- 4:15 – 4:45 Rob Chirnside: Known as “Box Turtle Bob,” Chirnside is a one-man-band and drummer for The Witchdoctors.
- 4:15 – 4:45 Put the tent up
- 4:45 – 5:00 Closing remarks, thank everyone for attending and invitation to Shenanigans
Occupy Philadelphia will be livestreaming the event, which will be broadcast here (video above). Thanks to everyone for making this possible, and if you can’t make it down to Occupy Delaware, we hope you can join in virtually.