Demonstration and speak out at Burlington’s City Hall steps regarding the circumstances surrounding the death of Florida teen Treyvon Martin as well as experiences Burlington residents have had with racism and anti-racism work.
“If you could rape anyone who would it be?”
This egregious expression of rape culture is only the most recent example
of systemic sexism at UVM. The past year alone has witnessed rape, multiple sexual assaults, and anti-abortion chalking in public spaces. While the university administration has laid off long-time Women’s and Gender Studies faculty and supported sexist institutions like Sigma Phi Epsilon, it has refused to take concerted action to combat sexism and rape culture. We
demand that instead of diverting resources into vast salaries for its
administrators, UVM should launch an aggressive campaign against sexism and rape culture, and it should expand institutions such as Women’s and Gender Studies and the Women’s Center at UVM. Furthermore, UVM must immediately disband Sigma Phi Epsilon. An institution that discusses who it wants to rape has no place at UVM or in the Burlington community.
Join us for a press conference and speak-out against rape culture and sexism at UVM*:** This Thursday, 12/15 at 12:00 noon on the steps of Baily Howe Library, Main Campus, UVM * -FedUp Vermont
Other occupations please join!
Fellow Vermonters, Join us in this Historic Effort to amend the Constitution
Learn how you can get the issue on the ballot in your community. We want every Vermont town to vote on this at Town Meeting. If you want your voice heard and balance restored in Congress please join your friends and neighbors (real people) for inspiration, information and refreshments. For more information contact Marianne firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Time: 7:00pm until 8:30pm
Union Station – Main Street Landing | One Main Street, Burlington, VT 05401
Sun Dec 4, 2011
10am – 12pm Cooking Chez CC
Where: CC’s place, 76 Hyde St, Apt.1, Burlington
Description: If you’d like to help the food group supply the GAs with scrumptious goodies, you’re welcome to join CC and friends at her place to use her kitchen!
11am – 12pm Student Movement Working Group Meeting
Where: Northwest corner of City Hall Park, Burlington
Description: Student Movement Group – Burlington College, Champlain, UVM, CCV – Organizing via Facebook, fliers, student banner – Bring spirit of Occupy to schools Continue reading
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
6:00pm until 8:00pm
Green Mountain Care is Vermont’s plan to provide universal health insurance. It was established by Act 48 in 2011. The intricacies of funding and coverage are being formulated right now. A front group for the 1%, “Vermonters for Health Care Freedom” has been set up to try and weasel control of the process, thereby guaranteeing for themselves the greatest profits, the least taxation and regulation; while screwing the 99% percent.
DO NOT SLEEP THROUGH THIS. If you do, you will wake up with a monstrous hangover, and an unforgivable legacy for your old age and future generations.
The 1% is extremely aware of the revolutionary (for the US) nature of this plan. They have been saving up and planning for this battle for decades.
But they don’t have what we have: smarts, resourcefulness, resilience, grooviness, and the knowledge of the rightness of our cause.
This may not be as exciting as fighting among ourselves over when it’s best to sleep in the park, but IT IS ONE OF OUR FEW BEDROCK ISSUES. The coolest part is that the machinery is already in place. We don’t have to invent anything. We don’t have to do a “black-ops direct action” to sneak in.
All we need to do is show up.
Let me repeat that.
All YOU need to do is show up.
Car pool leaving CHP at 4 PM. WE NEED AS MANY FROM THE 99% AS WE CAN MUSTER, to show that we mean business.
4:30pm until 6:00pm
Main Street and St. Paul Street, Burlington
Continuing our tour of out-of-state megabanks in Burlington, this week we will be encouraging customers of TD Bank to move their money to a local, cooperatively owned, democratic credit union. We have some signs left over from previous pickets, but feel free to make your own as well!