Again, I haven't really been involved with the protests to this point and my observations may be wrong, which is why I'm here. Chicago has a variety of ethnic communities filled with working class people who get all their information from the local news and the 24 hour news stations. Because of this, there is a severe lack of awareness within these communities as to what Occupy Chicago is working towards and how serious its presence really is. Little Village (Mexican), Bridgeport (Chinese), Pilsen (Mexican), Back of the Yards (Mexican), Avondale (Polish), Rogers Park (Indian), Humboldt Park (Puerto Rican/Mexican). These neighborhoods, among others, are where efforts by street teams who speak the language and who are armed with flyers that outline the cause and how it affects the citizens of the community, should be concentrated. Pass them out on busy streets, go door to door putting them in mailboxes, and talk to anyone who will listen. Numbers is what it takes to get real attention, so let's not forget that outside of Warsaw, Chicago has the largest population of Poles than any other city in the world and Outside of L.A. Chicago has the largest population of Mexicans in the U.S.. You get the picture.
So, is this something that is already being done? If not, it's crucial that these resources are tapped. I know Alley Cat does a lot of flyer distribution, but I get the sense that they're targeting the typical neighborhoods saturated with young people. Any clarity or input about this is appreciated.
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Unfortunately the leaderless movement is new and unorganized, so people are just beginning to connect. I suggest you find a few that are in your area as well as start your own. You will be surprised how many people feel the same if you just reach out.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Ch ... 7568071342
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Ch ... 7937112885
http://www.facebook.com/occupychineiu#! ... iu?sk=info
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Ev ... 2929697822
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Do ... 9373965300
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-th ... 81?sk=wall
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Na ... 07?sk=wall
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-th ... 82?sk=info
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-La ... 2914879275 (boystown)
Area Occupations that I know of, but don't have links to: Occupy Wicker Park/Logan Square/Bucktown/Humboldt Park/Rogers Park/Bronzeville/Austin/
My favorite: http://www.facebook.com/pages/OccupyMAR ... 0432083819
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