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Angela Davis at Occupy Philly

October 29, 2011

“The unity of the 99% must be a complex unity.”  She also quotes Audre Lorde.  Beautiful and inspiring.

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  1. Marion permalink
    October 31, 2011 4:40 pm

    I am a participant in Occupy Olympia. The issue of women and children’s safety was addressed early in our endeavors here at our camp-in. There were the usual comments about not seeing that there is a problem (of course mostly from males) and we met resistance to setting up security. I am happy to write that most saw it as a top priority and as a result we formed a security group of volunteer individuals who take shifts through out the night to observe and intervene as necessary for all kinds of safety issues. In addition, we are especially sensitive to the needs of the children living in our midst as well as the mothers. It is an ongoing effort and we welcome suggestions from others who are facing similar challenges of providing safety, food, shelter, and a voice.

    • October 31, 2011 4:47 pm

      Marion, that is great to hear. Has Occupy Olympia written any statement about their safety policies? It might be useful to other groups if there is.

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