Day 17 Monday (10/10/2011) Schedule of Events

10/10/2011
9am-12pm – Peacekeeper/Civil Disobedience Training (37 S. Ashland @Monroe/Ashland)
1:30pm –  General Assembly (Jackson/Lasalle)
3:30pm –  Student/Activist march departs for Balbo/Michigan (Jackson/Lasalle)
4:00pm –  Meeting time for Take Back Chicago marches (See below)
4:45pm – Marches depart for the Art Institute (See below)
5:20pm –  Marches converge (Art Institute of Chicago)
6:00pm – Take Back Chicago Rally finishes (Art Institute of Chicago)
7:00pm – General Assembly (Congress/Michigan in front of Horse Statue)
9:00pm – Occupation/Police Legal Training (Congress/Michigan Horse Statue)
10/11/2011
9:45am – March departs from Jackson and Lasalle (Destination to be determined)

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Details for Peacekeeper/Civil Disobedience Training:
Lisa Fithian (http://organizingforpower.wordpress.com/movement-history/about-lisa/) will be conducting a general Peacekeer and Civil Disobedience Training during this time. The training will be held at 37 S. Ashland (Monroe/Ashland).

Details for Take Back Chicago Marches:
Take Back Chicago is a week of action supported by the OccupyChicago General Assembly being planned by dozens of community groups and organizations in Chicago for this week (http://www.takebackchicago.org/about). Today, there will be a mass mobilization of over 7,500 people for five different marches.  Marchers will begin in separate issue-focused feeder marches concerned with high unemployment, unfair foreclosures, and bankrupt schools, then join together with a unified voice and a common purpose—to take back our city. The marches will all meet at 4pm at different locations and will each have its own individual theme and composition groups. At 3:30pm, an OccupyChicago group from Jackson/Lasalle will depart for the Balbo/Michigan student and activist march. For more details about specific marches and locations go to http://www.takebackchicago.org/actions.
Jobs Marches:
Daley Plaza (Washington & Dearborn) SEIU members are coming together to demand meaningful job creation. Chicago working families have lost jobs to corporate greed and the irresponsible actions of big banks. So, we’re coming together to Take Back Our Jobs. Visuals: Marching band and three 12-foot tall corporate welfare king puppets.
Federal Plaza (Adams & Dearborn) An alliance of labor unions and immigrant groups are rallying to demand real solutions to the unemployment crisis. With stagnant unemployment, and no help in sight from the so-called “job creators,” we’re coming together to take matters into our own hands .Visuals: Marching band and stiltwalkers.
Homes March:
Hyatt Regency (Wacker & Stetson) National Peoples Action—Pay Us Back-Outside of the Mortgage Banker’s Association 98th Annual Convention and Expo. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky will be speaking to the group about the foreclosure crisis in Chicago.  Also, testimonies from people who are unemployed and have lost their homes. Visuals: A fleet of 40 activists dressed as Robin Hoods will kayak the Chicago River and convene on Stetson and Wacker to unfurl a banner over the DuSable bridge demanding big banks pay their fair share.
Schools Marches:
Chicago Board of Trade (Jackson & LaSalle) The Chicago Teachers Union is Taking Back Our Schools from politically connected developers, pseudo school reformers and people who want to destroy public education in Chicago.  Our students deserve a world class education—one that includes a rich, broad coherent curriculum, adequate facilities, appropriate funding, ample resources and qualified professionals in the classrooms.  Join our members as we march against corporate greed, political indifference and misplaced public policy. Visuals: Marching band, signs and banners.
Hilton Chicago (Balbo & Michigan) College students, Occupy Chicago, and MoveOn activists are converging outside the Futures & Options expo to demand that corporate welfare be reinvested in our schools and communities. Visuals: Marching band and puppets.

Details for Occupation/Police Legal Training:
Someone from the National Lawyers Guild will be giving a legal training on police confrontation and civil disobedience as they related to OccupyChicago tonight after the General Assembly at the Horse Statue.