Doo-Occupy - Bail Out America Training
Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday. For details see http://nowdc.org/content/doo-occupy-bail-out-america-workshop-action-preparation-schedule-march-30-april-3 for schedule of workshops.
Our evolving plan is that Backbone Campaign will produce an Artful Activism and Community Organizer Training in the DC/Baltimore area in collaboration with allies in the Housing/Eduction/and Occupy movement.
Grand strategy Creative tactics NVDA Community Organizing for Eviction Protection Imagery Build: Giant Debt Ball, Debt Slave chains and costumes, Underwater imagery for Bail Out America Swing Dancing ;-) - preparation for Sock hop occupation of an agency & potential Benefit concert Political education on housing and student debt crisis drawing from allies. See resource pages and podcasts here: Bail Out America Podcast /Resource Page - AND - Student Debt Jubilee Podcast/Resource pageAction: Housing-crisis related target for principal reduction with Doo Occupy our Homes theme Student Debt related target for Student Debt jubilee Our Doo-Occupy musical theme combined with compelling Bail Out America imagery for principal reduction/eviction protection for underwater mortgages AND Student Debt Jubilee - Higher Education Ought to be Free giant debt slavery Ball & Chain and Under-water House will confront agencies and corporatins with bold, compelling, and creative nonviolent direct actions. We hope these will inspire community-based organizers to escalate to stronger actions around the country as well. Promo Video, Local Action and Follow-up We are producing a call to action video that will be distributed by these allies. This music video, riffing on the Doo-Occupy musically inspired theme with a re-write of 1950's Doo-wop song will call people to action as well as launch a Doo-Occupy song book and video contest. Our intent is that the Doo-Occupy - Bail Out America actions in the first week of April happen not only in DC but elsewhere across the country, playing on the themes and using the online tool kits we develop. We are especially targeting Baltimore and DC area students, organizations and regional Occupiers (some of whom are coming to the NowDC occupy social forum). I've attached mp3s from the Doo-Occupy recording session and we will soon have our call to action video ready for distribution.