The Occupy Movement is part of an international struggle against the richest 1% who are attempting to solve the economic crisis they created by drastically cutting the living standards of working people.
Here in Chicago this has meant, closing down public schools, shuttering mental heath clinics, reducing health care for the uninsured, decreased public transportation, cuts in library hours - all while cutting taxes for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. All 50 Aldermen have united behind Mayor Emanuel in these attacks, and Preckwinkle and Quinn are taking similar measures at the County and State levels.
This conference aims to bring together those who are fighting back, to not only network and learn from one another, but chart a way forward with common goals in mind. We welcome the participation of all.
Onsite childcare will be provided.
The conference is wheelchair accessible - enter through the 1645 W Jackson building and use elevator and skyway to access 300 S Jackson building.
This event has been endorsed by AFSCME, Chicago Teachers Union, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, National Association of Letter Carriers, National Nurses United, SEIU, CMRJB, Workers United, Teamsters 743, Jobs with Justice, Illinois Single Payer Coalition
For more info email: OCConferenceProposals@gmail.com
Doors open at 9:00 am with continental breakfast
Opening Plenary: 9:30-10:30
Workshops I 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Privatization of Everything
Immigration As a Matter of Civil Rights
Labor, Occupy and Politics
Organizing the Unorganized
Workshops II 1:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
Race and Class in Rahm’s Chicago
Fighting Back Against War and Austerity: Why Occupy and Labor should oppose NATO/G8
Labor, Occupy and Community Struggles
Workshops III 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
What Your Boss Doesn’t Want You to Know – Unions 101
Who Stole Your Future?
From an Occupy Comeback for Unions?
Closing plenary 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm