By Davina Lynch
Saturday, December 10 2011: Occupy San Diego gathered with Veteran’s For Peace, ACCE, LGBT groups, PSS San Diego and APRL, and members of other progressive and interfaith groups to come together showing solidarity for the National Day of Action for Human Rights.
Congresswoman Susan Davis and Seisen Saunders, a Buddhist priest from the Sweetwater Zen Center, gave speeches to kick off the march and to show their support for the movement, both expressing that we are all in this together. This was followed by a march through the Gaslamp District of downtown with protesters chanting, “We are unstoppable, a new world is possible!”
Upon returning, the Civic Center Plaza opened up as a public forum of democracy and sharing. Many groups set up tables to share their personal causes and each gave speeches telling of how the drive for profit has affected all, whether Veterans, workers, the environment, animals, the roofs over our heads and the food we eat. Despite the differences, all groups showed solidarity for Human Rights Day with drum circle while others danced. It was a great day indeed!