Occupy Detroit Celebrates 6 Months, Plans For Spring
Members of Occupy Detroit worked on restoring houses in a northern Detroit neighborhood. The Goldengate restoration project is one of many efforts Occupy Detroit, which celebrates its six-month anniversary in April, has been involved in since members left Grand Circus Park in late November.
Posted: 04/12/2012 3:03 pm Updated: 04/13/2012 12:38 pm
By Kate Abbey-Lambertz
Occupy Detroit has been less visible since its campers left downtown's Grand Circus Park in November. But the local branch of the Occupy Wall Street movement, which will celebrate its six-month anniversary this weekend, is planning a busy spring that it hopes will grab the city's attention.
After spending a month sleeping outdoors, the protest group which formed in October packed up due to cold weather and an expired city permit.
On the group's anniversary this Saturday, members will hold a general assembly meeting in Eastern Market at noon, and in the evening, they've planned a celebratory ox roast and open house at their community space at 5900 Michigan Ave.
On April 19, there will be a teach-in at Wayne State University. And plans are in the works for a May Day rally focused on worker and immigrant rights.