Valentine’s Day Occupy Oakland Celebration of Community Love

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Valentine’s Day March – Downtown Oakland – Tuesday, February 14, 2012 – 6:00 PM

Editorial note. Occupy Oakland has plenty to celebrate on this Valentine’s Day — especially its contribution to the recent settlement between the International Longshore Workers Union (ILWU Local 21) and Export Grain Terminal (EGT). Among other things, #OO buses remained on stanby and ready to go to Longview until the agreement was signed, sealed, and delivered. Love of community is powerful stuff. Happy Valentine’s Day #OO! DC

By Staff
Occupy Oakland

Join us on Valentine’s Day to express our love for each other and our beautiful city on a march through the downtown Oakland area. Participants should wear red and/or pink in celebration of Valentine’s Day, and are encouraged to bring flowers, bubbles, Valentine’s candy to share, glitter, confetti, and flower petals.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

6:00 PM – Make Love, Not War Rally – Fox Park (19th and Telegraph in downtown Oakland)

In solidarity with Syria, Egypt, and other nations whose people are currently suffering from state and/or police repression.

6:30 PM – Reproductive Health Rally

Safer sex supply giveaways.

7:00 PM – Hella

While people are encouraged to bring candy and flowers to share with fellow marchers, and with bystanders, it is important to note that these things are not to be given to the police.

In light of recent events, it would be insensitive to dismiss the suffering of the people of Oakland at the hands of OPD in such a way.

In the event of a potentially repressive police presence, everyone is encouraged to hug and/or kiss someone nearby.

While this is still a peaceful and family-friendly event, the police have shown us time and time again that they are not our friends and are not to be treated as such.

This is to be a completely nonviolent, family-friendly action, and will be open to all who are interested in joining us in an expression of love for our community and each other.

VIDEO: Valentine Day March

Sources: Occupy Oakland | You Tube (courtesy of RazorShame)

Valentine’s Day March – Downtown Oakland – Tuesday, February 14, 2012 – 6:00 PM

When: February 14, 2012 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Oscar Grant Plaza

Join us on Valentine’s Day to express our love for each other, and our beautiful city, on a march through the downtown Oakland area. Participants should wear red and/or pink in celebration of Valentine’s Day, and are encouraged to bring flowers, bubbles, Valentine’s candy to share, glitter, confetti, and flower petals.

We will hold a 6:00 PM rally at 19th & Telegraph (in downtown Oakland), followed by a march starting at 7:00 PM.

We will march through the downtown area, offering flowers and candy to bystanders, and inviting them to join us.

In the event of a potentially oppressive police presence, participants are encouraged to offer police officers flowers and candy, and couples will be encouraged to stop marching and kiss in the streets in front of the police line.

This is to be a completely nonviolent, family-friendly action, and will be open to all who are interested in joining us in an expression of love for our community and each other.

– The Tactical Action Committee

 

Source: Occupy Oakland

 

 

Valentine’s Day March – Downtown Oakland – Tuesday, February 14, 2012 – 6:00 PM

When: February 14, 2012 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Oscar Grant Plaza

Join us on Valentine’s Day to express our love for each other, and our beautiful city, on a march through the downtown Oakland area. Participants should wear red and/or pink in celebration of Valentine’s Day, and are encouraged to bring flowers, bubbles, Valentine’s candy to share, glitter, confetti, and flower petals.

We will hold a 6:00 PM rally at 19th & Telegraph (in downtown Oakland), followed by a march starting at 7:00 PM.

We will march through the downtown area, offering flowers and candy to bystanders, and inviting them to join us.

In the event of a potentially oppressive police presence, participants are encouraged to offer police officers flowers and candy, and couples will be encouraged to stop marching and kiss in the streets in front of the police line.

This is to be a completely nonviolent, family-friendly action, and will be open to all who are interested in joining us in an expression of love for our community and each other.

– The Tactical Action Committee

 

Source: Occupy Oakland

 

 

Valentine’s Day March – Downtown Oakland – Tuesday, February 14, 2012 – 6:00 PM

When: February 14, 2012 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Oscar Grant Plaza

Join us on Valentine’s Day to express our love for each other, and our beautiful city, on a march through the downtown Oakland area. Participants should wear red and/or pink in celebration of Valentine’s Day, and are encouraged to bring flowers, bubbles, Valentine’s candy to share, glitter, confetti, and flower petals.

We will hold a 6:00 PM rally at 19th & Telegraph (in downtown Oakland), followed by a march starting at 7:00 PM.

We will march through the downtown area, offering flowers and candy to bystanders, and inviting them to join us.

In the event of a potentially oppressive police presence, participants are encouraged to offer police officers flowers and candy, and couples will be encouraged to stop marching and kiss in the streets in front of the police line.

This is to be a completely nonviolent, family-friendly action, and will be open to all who are interested in joining us in an expression of love for our community and each other.

– The Tactical Action Committee

 

Source: Occupy Oakland

 

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