“Occupy Our Arts” – Saturday, June 9th – San Diego Civic Center Plaza

by on June 9, 2012 · 4 comments

in Civil Rights, Culture, Economy, Organizing, San Diego

FAMILY FRIENDLY AND FUN: Occupy Women Lend a Creative Twist to the Movement

‘Occupy OUR Arts’ is a Celebration of the 99% Culture and Creative Arts.

SAN DIEGO: Women Occupy San Diego (WOSD), with the support and endorsement of many community groups and artists will be hosting an all-day, family-friendly arts festival at Civic Center Plaza on Saturday June 9th, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Occupy Our Arts will highlight the artistic side of the Occupy movement, focusing on the creative arts and bringing together people from all walks of life to celebrate our diverse culture. In keeping with the WOSD emphasis on achieving positive change, Occupy Our Arts participants will be welcomed by San Diego City Council Member Marti Emerald in vivid contrast to clashes with authorities during previous Occupy events. The organizers have secured all necessary permits for the event and the list of co-sponsors and endorsers includes many local community organizations. The one-day event, including all performances, food and children’s activities, is entirely free. Donations will be welcomed.

The Children’s Peace Garden Area will offer crafts, music and dance, ecological projects, and a special Children’s Parade for kids and their parents.

The celebration will feature two stages showcasing music, dance, acrobatics, street theater, comedy and spoken word performances. Performances by: Ballet Folklorico, Sophia Isadora Academy of Circus Arts, WOSD Occupella Chorus, Eveoke Dance Theater, San Diego Women’s Drum Circle, TrancenDANCE Youth Arts Project, Charlie Imes, Carlos Huerta band, Band D, Ricardo Beas, Danza Azteca, Son de San Diego and more. Poets and Spoken Word Artists include Stacy Dyson, Ernie McCray, Jim Moreno, Tanya Raz, Jeeni Criscenzo and Sylvia Telafaro. The complete performance schedule is available on www.womencoocupysandiego.org.

Displays by local visual artists will include sculpture, photography, painting and street art. Local visual artists displaying include: Angel, Adam PlantZ, Johnny Nguyen, Art Academy, Spray Artist class from Art Academy Teacher: Isaiah Crol, Alicia Peterson, Chris Fehlberg, Marisol De Las Casas, Estela Gama , Steven Frank , Fred Lonidier, Jennifer de Poyen, Bixi Craig, Heidi xgirl, Alison Lee and Alix F. and Olivia T.

Free Speech boxes, each uniquely painted by local artists will be offered in a silent auction.


Activist San Diego
Apply Liberally Enterprises
Art Academy of San Diego
DSA – Democratic Socialists of America – San Diego
Karama, Arab & Islamic World Information Project
Mid-City CAN
National Lawyers Guild
Occupy City Heights
Occupy Encinitas
Occupy San Diego– CP
Occupy Yr Corner
Peace Resource
Project YANO – Youth & Non-military Opportunities
San Diego Coalition for Peace & Justice
Saudades, Page to Stage
Women Occupy San Diego


Art of Pride
Canvas for a Cause
Eveoke Dance Theater
ISO – International Socialist Organization
Moxie Theatre
Noel-Baza Art Gallery
SAME – San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality

Women Occupy San Diego (WomenOccupySanDiego.org) is an independent organization of San Diego County women dedicated to creating an equitable economic system and restoring government for and by the people rather than for corporations and the 1%.

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rick trujillo June 9, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Thanks for the invitation to your (fake Occupy) democratic party rally shrewdly art/family organized to gain support for liberal/progressive Imperialist candidates. I pass.
You, (so-called Women”s Occupy) have worked incessantly, with some success, to co-opt independent thinking youth into various branches of the dparty, ie Move-On. Such is your brand of politics…nothing new there.
mr. filner’s letter is replete with false pronouns, “we” etc. (it’s a common disease)…little, if anything will change with his election.
Two other points… Q. where is the $ for medical care or education etc. ? A. (in part), It’s floating in the bay (U.S.S. Cesar chavez et.al.) or reconstructing Pendleton, 3-4 billion, among other “defense” projects whose sole purpose is to uphold “the system” and it’s flesh and blood establishment (1+ %er’s) ie bank owners in a style in which they are always accustomed.
You claim to have all the paperwork for this uncivic civic center function…Hmmmmm…proud are you to reveal your special relationship with the armed might of the state…sd cops. how about all those city council (smilely todd gloria) supported thuggery arrests?
ps a new independent SD Occupy that looks to Manhattan/Wall St. may still arise with a couple new rules …consensus?, no political parties (hidden or open agendas beholding to other organizations…the party line…… to subvert openly or otherwise a line of march that exposed the cops, fingered the ruling rich and still has momentum ie Quebec.
Suggestion, break free first….study Plato’s “allegory of the cave” Wikipedia then tackle the “Paris Commune” by Marx, Trotsky and Lenin (pay particular attention to the scum Thiers or better yet, to keep up on things important, try Reflections by Comrade Fidel Castro Ruz (Granma) as a guide to honest thinking


unWASHEdWalmaRtthONG June 9, 2012 at 4:01 pm

You’re right. There are some organizations missing from the roster, damn it! Any branch of the U.S. military, any branch of right wing christian ideology, the American Enterprise Institute, the Heritage Foundation, a rep from the IMF, a partisan from the Colombian or Israeli governments (two foreign countries receiving billions of dollars to fund oppression (do your own research)). AIPAC won’t be there.
Stay away from Wikipedia; I heard it can be edited by anyone. Find a library to study philosophy. Regarding one of your generalizations, those who dislike the GOP, the Dems, the Kochs, et al, are not automatically Pinkos! Looks like Fallacy of False Alternatives to me.
I’ve spent enough time w/ your meandering. Please sit on the side & criticise; I like to hear shrill voices.


Ernie McCray June 10, 2012 at 10:36 am

A wonderful time was had by all. Nice event.


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