Uncategorized — February 14, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Occupalooza comes to Traverse City, Michigan THIS SATURDAY!


Occupy the pinky

This Saturday, up in the frozen pinky of Michigan, a group of fine organizers is having an event they call OCCUPALOOZA. Admission is a suggested donation of 99¢ (of course!)

The event will feature speakers, live music, a silent auction and a food drive. It starts at 5:30 p.m. and goes through 11:00 p.m. and is being held at the InsideOut Gallery at 229 Garland Street in Traverse City (click HERE for a map.)

There is more information about the event at www.occupytraversecity.org as well as at their Facebook page. In addition to what’s on the poster (on the right there, click the image for a larger version), they will be having a live filming for a scene in a new film called The Saga of Larry Tunner (something I’ll be writing more about soon), a local business panel, tables for Move to Amend & Public Act 4 repeal petitions, and much more.

I’m very excited that I will be attending this event. I hope to write up a post about it, probably more than one. I’m looking forward to meeting up with the coalition of people that have been organizing the tremendous signature-gathering effort for the repeal of Public Act 4 as well as folks involved with the local Occupy movement. I also hope to spend some time with Derek Bailey, a Tribal Chairman for the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians as well as candidate for the Democratic nomination in Michigan’s 1st Congressional District.

UPDATE: I will be speaking at the event at 7:50 p.m.

If you are in the area, this looks like it’s going to be a spectacular event and I’m truly looking forward to it!

NOTE: If you are attending, organizers are asking for food donations. Donations will be accepted at the door and the Northwest Food Coalition will receive, and distribute them to the most needy food pantry.