Next week in Omaha we will get to see some progressive democracy in action, and it is exciting. On October 11th, National Coming Out Day to the LGBT Community, and on October 15th Occupy Omaha joins the national protests started by Occupy Wall Street.
The first event on October 11th is the LGBTQI rally, pushing for civil rights protections for Omaha as well as Employee +1 Benefits for all, both important issues to the modern Queer Community. Details about the event can be found at the Facebook event page. The event was organized by Forward Equality, so make sure you like their page to stay updated! And be at the event on the Memorial Bridge by UNO on Dodge at 12noon on Tuesday October 11th and be a participant in our democracy.
The second big event is Occupy Omaha meeting at 9am Saturday morning of Oct 15th outside City Hall. The group will march from there to the Federal Reserve Building. Be sure to keep updated on future news by liking the Occupy Omaha FaceBook page. The demonstration is a direct offshoot of the original Occupy Wall Street protests currently going on and taking the nation by storm. Make sure you visit the Occupy Wall Streetwebsite to keep up on the latest police and human rights abuses. And check out the Declaration of the Occupation of NYC for some wonderful information on why they are protesting. Lets hope the media stops expecting the Occupiers to do the media’s job. Take care, thanks for reading and here’s my favorite line from the declaration page.
They have perpetuated inequality and discrimination in the workplace based on age, the color of one’s skin, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation. ~ An excerpt from the NYC General Assembly at Occupy Wall Street, Sept 29, 2011.