Press Release: We're still here!
On March 4, 2012 Occupy SLO voluntarily removed its canopies from the San Luis Obispo County Courthouse grounds. Since October 2011, the canopies served as the center of activities in support of the nationwide Occupy Wall Street movement. We are now refocusing our energy on organizing actions that more effectively create awareness of the political and economic problems facing our country today.
Our regular weekly activities hosted on the courthouse grounds will continue as scheduled:
- Wednesday 6:00 pm Food Not Bombs which provides a free, delicious vegetarian meal to all who attend
- Thursday 6:30 pm silent march through farmers market
- Saturday noon march and protest followed by our general assembly at 1:30 pm
We will also continue to host other special events such as the 6 month anniversary celebration in honor of Occupy Wall Street (Saturday, March 17th) and non-violence training seminar to be held April 9th from 3-6pm at Mitchell Park with a certified non-violence trainer.
The physical presence of Occupy SLO had been at the courthouse for over 140 days (one of the longest-running physical occupations in the country) and did so without any of the violent police raids experienced by other occupations. We can only consider this a success.
Although our canopies are gone, we are even more active than before. To find out how to get involved or for more information, please come to our Saturday general assembly or visit our website at occupyslo.org where you can find a full calendar of events, informative resources, as well as open discussion forums.
Sincerely, the General Assembly of Occupy San Luis Obispo