Sat 4/14: Occupy Chicago Weekly Orientation & Chicago Spring Training!

Occupy Chicago Weekly Orientation!

Saturday, April 14, 12:00-2:00PM

Congress&Michigan by the Horse Statue (

Inspired by the kickoff to #ChicagoSpring on Apr7? Wondering how to get more involved with Occupy Chicago? Then this event is for you! Occupiers will be there to explain any and all questions - What are General Assemblies? How can I get involved with working groups? What are our demands? What do we have planned for #ChicagoSpring?

Join us at the first of many Occupy Chicago Orientation sessions this spring! We'll meet at the Horse Statue on Congress and Michigan this Saturday from 12pm-2pm.

We'll have a mix of newbies, occupiers and activists. Our hope is to give the lay of the land, discuss the issues we all care about and get people immediately connected to the groups and projects that they are most passionate about. The #AmericanSpring is here! JOIN US!

Chicago Spring Training!

Saturday, April 14, 3:00-7:00 PM

3052 South Gratten Avenue (

Accessible via Stevenson & Dan Ryan Expressways

Take CTA 31, 62(Archer), 8(Halsted) from the Halsted/Ashland Orange Line Stations

OR Join us @Congress&Michigan 2PM and/or Halsted Orange Line 2:30PM

Thanks to you, Occupy Chicago was able to kick off the Chicago Spring with the wildly successful April 7th event this past weekend. This was only the first of many upcoming Chicago Spring actions and to get you ready for more, Occupy Chicago will be hosting a spring training session this weekend! Longtime activist and organizer Lisa Fithian will be providing training in nonviolent non-violent direct action, group process, mobile tactics, and affinity groups with an eye towards the whole host of exciting Chicago Spring actions coming up on Mayday, the Nato Summit, and much more!

Bring friends, families, and co-workers and join us as we build the capacity and skills to better challenge the 1% and bring about true democracy in the country!

Lisa Fithian has been working for nonviolent social change since the mid 1970’s. Over the years she has been a student, labor and community organizer on a broad range of issues. From environmental justice to student and worker rights, from peace and global justice to immigration and housing, Lisa continues to use a wide range of strategies and tactics and has encouraged the use of nonviolent direct action as one of the most effective strategies for change. Her experience with mass summit demonstrations dates back to the 1999 Seattle WTO protests and since played an active role in providing training and organization in numerous global justice movement gatherings. Recently, she has been deeply active in the Occupy Wall Street movement and has provided training to numerous occupations throughout the country.

For more about Lisa, see:




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