Occupy Penn State Forum Tonight at 7:30, 104...
Hey, tonight from 7:30 to 9:30, we’ll be having a forum in 104 Keller, sponsored by media professors in the College of Communications, to discuss Occupy Penn State. Inevitably discussion will probably include last night’s riots and the purpose of civic protest in general. I’ll be leaving Occupy’s General Assembly early tonight, along with several other students, to...
The OccupyPennState movement is not associated...
Tonight's General Assembly is a discussion about...
The general consensus seems to be that Thursday should be our last night: declare victory and end the occupation. Reasons cited while discussing include lack of attendance as well as wanting to focus on activism involved with the recent scandal. Other items discussed include: Talk on Marcellus Shale hosted by the Geography department. Students are outraged that questions to the...
Sandusky Case Protest @ Old Main at 8pm →
Students will be protesting in front of Old Main at 8pm tonight regarding the corruption in our school’s leadership. Though some of these students come from Occupy, this isn’t an official Occupy event and we just thought this would be a good outlet to let the details of the event be known. See you there
General Assembly Minutes - 11/31 →
Occupy Penn State Newsletter 2 →
Here’s today’s newsletter, created by the new Info-Reach working group!
Come to the Occupation at 3pm today
We’ve just received word that a fellow student group, the Young Americans for Freedom, is planning on protesting our occupation at 3pm. Their goal is, “to promote the principles of capitalism, individual freedom, limited government and draw attention to YAF ” I think this would be a great opportunity to do some outreach — they are in support of limited government, and we...
Occupy Penn State Calendar →
We now have a calendar with meeting times for most of our groups, as well as times for GA’s and special events. Check back for updates — meeting times for all groups will be available over the next day or so. Stop by the occupation to find out how you can get involved. Contact Ricky, the point person for Info-Reach, at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you’d like to put an event on...
Important Announcement About General Assemblies:
Tonight’s General Assembly just decided to reduce the number of General Assemblies each week. From now on, we will only be meeting as a GA on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Working groups have also been restructured in order to facilitate more direct action. New working groups are… Info-Reach - Meets on Mondays at noon and Thursdays at 8pm *A combination of information, media and...
General Assembly Minutes - 11/2 →
We’re discussing the organizational structure of the movement — it is important for us to have as many voices as possible. If you can’t be at the meeting, shoot us an email at email@example.com with your comments.
So Wednesday's General Assembly is Really...
At Wednesday’s 7pm General Assembly, we’ll be discussing the structure of the occupation This extremely important meeting will determine how we approach the occupation from here on out — if you can only make it to one General Assembly this week, this one has to be it. Potential topics of discussion include cutting down on the number of General Assemblies each week and finalizing...
General Assembly Minutes - 11/1 →
Schedule for our Teach-Ins over the next few days
SCHEDULE -Wednesday- Dr. Jamie Campbell - 9am Speaking on MLK Legacy and Non-Violence Prof. Sajay Samuel - 10am Speaking about Ethics and Economic Ideology Prof. Dan Letwin - 11am Informal Q&A with Students Dr. Eric Hayot - 2pm Speaking on Fall and Rise of Socialism Dr. Nan Woodruff - 4pm A Historian’s Perspective Prof. Alan Derickson will speak after Dr. Woodruff -Thursday- Doug Mason -...
General Assembly Minutes - 11/31 →
So what is Occupy, anyway?
The Information Working Group came up with the following answer to the ubiquitous question… What is Occupy? Lower Manhattan, September 17th. Hundreds of protesters gathered at Wall Street to denounce a system that benefits the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans with tax loopholes and bank bailouts — leaving the other 99 percent of us struggling with rising unemployment, crumbling...
General Assembly Minutes - 10/30 →
A small GA today, we discussed how to maintain a strong presence / build a stronger community at Occupy, as well as the tentative teach-in schedule for Nov. 2 and 3
An Open Letter to the Penn State Administration →
We voted to endorse this letter, written by the Penn State Coalition for Affordable Education, at the last General Assembly. It was delivered to the administration this morning.
Minutes from General Assembly - 10/28 →
Occupy Penn State tailgate tomorrow! This will be our base of operations for spreading the word of Occupy during the game. Meet at the HUB at 1:00 pm. We also made an important vote, endorsing a letter from the Coalition for Affordable Education.
Minutes from our Meeting with Damon Sims →
Taking minutes live; we are discussing the logistics of how our occupation can accommodate TEDx, as well as our plans for Thanksgiving Break.
Minutes from General Assembly - 10/27 →
Just had a lovely sing along...
A few people stopped by the occupation to sing the National Anthem. Apparently the word is that we’re unpatriotic? We surprised them by gleefully singing along. I don’t know about other occupiers, but I never feel more patriotic then when I’m protesting!
General Assembly Minutes - 10/26 →
Travis Salters, the president of NAACP gave us insights on our movement. Come to our meetings to hear from organizations all over campus.
what-she-wished asked: Hi, my name is Amanda and I'm really interested in joining this movement (and bringing friends). I don't have a facebook though, is there an email list I could get in on or some other way I could find out meetings/assemblies? Thanks :D
Minutes from General Assembly - 11/25 →
Want to be more involved with Occupy Penn State?
Look out for people wearing red armbands. We’re using them to identify ourselves as being affiliated with the movement. Stop us and start a conversation! The Information working group will be meeting at 8am to start doing direct actions all over campus. The Representation action group has tentatively set its meetings for 5pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Minutes from General Assembly - 10/24 →
I got to the meeting halfway through, so I apologize that these are incomplete minutes. Come to the occupation tomorrow to learn more of what was discussed.
Subgroups will begin meeting at 6 before the...
We’ll figure out a more defined schedule for the subgroups at tomorrow’s GA. Come tomorrow! Bring a friend! The GA will start as usual at 7.
General Assembly Minutes - 10/23 →
Minutes being taken live
Reminder: General Assembly Tonight at 7pm
We will be discussing Plans of Action for the different action groups. Come prepared to brainstorm direct actions that can take place all week.
Our Twitter Account is Back Up →
We will not be having a General Assembly on...
Our next GA will be on Sunday night at 7. Discussion Groups will meet throughout the weekend in order to come up with a plan of action ready to present at this General Assembly. If you’re interested in joining a discussion group to focus on a specific goal, read through the minutes from night 4 to see what groups are working on, and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or post on our...
General Assembly Minutes - Night 5 →
Insights on Occupy Penn State
“Today’s insights into Occupy the Hub: 1. It looks like socialism and communism are trendy… again? 2. I wonder why most people that want to change the system look like the typical “free riders” to me 3. This might be the birth of a new kind of “movement”, where people without a clear purpose that realize that don’t have a clear purpose believe that...
We have begun organizing working groups, discussion groups, and action groups. Working groups help with logistics (not necessarily always doing something, but always finding someone to ensure it gets done;) discussion groups discuss problems, conduct research, and plan actions on the local PSU issues previously identified. Action groups are related to specific actions we have voted on and...
Minutes for Fourth General Assembly →
If people want goals, tonight was full of discussing them and coming up with clear solutions.
Minutes From Last Night's General Assembly →