Occupy Oakland’s first encampment launched on October 10th, 2011 in front of City Hall at 14th and Broadway in downtown Oakland. After the encampments were forcibly removed from the plaza by OPD it evolved into a group of committees and caucuses, and General Assemblies that met twice a week, then once a week, on Sundays at OGP until the March, 2020 pandemic. The GA has been meeting once every two weeks online since then.
We reclaimed, for a time, public space to use as a forum for the people to come together, meet one another, listen to each other, and build power for ourselves. Occupy Oakland was more than just a speak out or a camp out. The purpose of our gathering was to plan actions, mobilize real resistance, and defend ourselves from the economic and physical war that is being waged against our communities.
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