Direct Action Highlight: Hood Week (July 20–22)
Posted On July 14th, 2012 by Ella
Occupy the Hood has organized a national day of action—dubbed “Hood Week”—where OTH chapters from all over the country will come together for community building, positive networking, education, and empowerment. OTC chapters will converge in Atlanta for Hood Week over the July 20-22 weekend to promote peace and unity within neighborhoods.
Occupy the Hood is an affinity group working to bring more people of color and their concerns to the Occupy movement. To learn more visit them on the web at www.officialoccupythehood.org or on Facebook or Twitter.
HOOD WEEK SCHEDULE
FRIDAY (July 20th, 2012)
Occupy The Hood Meet & Greet!
An evening of introduction and positive networking. Buy tickets in advance here. Hurry, tickets are limited.
The OTH Meet & Greet will Feature:
• Occupy The Hood National Chapters
• The artwork of local Atlanta artists
• Tattoo artist on rooftop
• Conscious poets
SATURDAY (July 21th, 2012)
“Unity Day” Occupy Your Mind!
Grow something! Teach something! A day of building, workshops and community service designed to educate, engage and empower. Email OTH at HoodWeekATL@gmail.com for vending or sponsorship info.
SUNDAY (July 22th, 2012)
Occupy The Hood Presents: “Rep Your Hood” Blowout BBQ Finale
Maddox Park (1142 Donald Lee Hollowell Pky Nw, Atlanta, GA 30318)
This will be a family reunion style event, because we are FAMILY! Several activities, music artists and informational speakers will be there. All we need is YOU, and your dish and/or drink.
There are several community organizations (local and national) slated to donate their time and resources to this cause. Occupy the Hood would love to have your assistance in this effort as well. You can reach them at Occupythehoodatl@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/OccupyTheHoodAtlanta for further info/sponsorship packages.
Also, please consider donating on WePay to help make Hood Week a success.