Oct 8, 2011

OCCUPY KC: Sunday free concert, great day to enjoy a worthy cause!!

OCCUPY KC MOVEMENT 
TO HOLD SUNDAY EVENT WITH SPEAKERS, BAND, AND A MARCH TO THE JC NICHOLS FOUNTAIN
Event to include Union Representatives, UMKC Economics Professors, Musical Performances,
and a 4PM March to the JC Nichols Fountain in Mill Creek Park on the Plaza

The event will mark the tenth day that Penn Valley Park near Liberty Memorial has been
peacefully occupied by the nationwide “Occupy” movement that started with the Occupy Wall
Street movement in New York.

The event will be held on Sunday, October 9th at 12:30 in Penn Valley Park. Mary Lindsay, from
the group Move to Amend, will be speaking at 12:30. From 1:00 to 4:00 there will be musical
performances by The Vibe Tribe and The Jah Kings. At 4:00, the march will begin at Penn Valley
Park and head to the JC Nichols Fountain in Mill Creek Park on the Plaza and return to Penn
Valley Park by 6:30. At 6:30, John Salvest, the artist who designed the IOU sculpture at Penn
Valley Park, will be speaking, followed by Shery Green from Breaking the Silence. Next, Tim
Dupin, from the International Association of Firefighters Local 42, will speak. Lastly, UMKC
Economics Professors Fred Lee & Doug Bowles will speak as well.

The following is a tentative schedule for this Sunday’s event:

12:30: Mary Lindsay from Move to Amend

1:00: Musical Performance by The Vibe Tribe

2:00: Musical Performance by The Jah Kings

4:00: March from Penn Valley Park to the JC Nichols Fountain in Mill Creek Park on the Plaza
and back to Penn Valley Park

6:30: John Salvest (artist of the IOU sculpture at Penn Valley Park)
Shery Green from Breaking the Silence
Tim Dupin from International Association of Firefighters Local 42
UMKC Economics Professor Fred Lee
UMKC Economics Professor Doug Bowles
Additional participants are pending confirmation and any schedule changes will be sent out before the event.
The Occupy KC movement is a grassroots and leaderless movement that has sprung up in
solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement which took up residence of New York’s Wall
Street on September 17th in protest of recent economic injustices and increasing corporate
influence on the democratic process. The movement’s rallying cry is “We are the 99 percent”
which seeks to draw attention to the increasing concentration of wealth and power in a select
few individuals.

The movement has quickly spread to other cities with similar occupations
occurring in Boston, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Portland, Cleveland, and Austin, in
addition to Kansas City. There are currently at 914 cities, and counting,with meet ups scheduled
on the Occupy Together website.

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