Occupy Vancouver - A Nonviolent Movement for Social, Economic, & Political Change

Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 10:00am - Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 12:00pm

Location

Vancouver Art Gallery Vancouver, BC
Canada
49° 15' 40.4136" N, 123° 6' 50.1372" W

Occupy Vancouver - A Nonviolent Movement for Social, Economic, & Political Change
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 10:00am onward
Vancouver Art Gallery

The incredible Occupy Wall Street movement, which began nearly a month ago in response to widening inequality and corporate greed in both the US and across the globe, has spread to over 70 cities around the world - and is coming north of the border to Vancouver, starting this Saturday.

The Occupy Vancouver website reads: "We, the Ninety-Nine Percent, come together with our diverse experiences to transform the unequal, unfair, and growing disparity in the distribution of power and wealth in our city and around the globe. We challenge corporate greed, corruption, and the collusion between corporate power and government. We oppose systemic inequality, militarization, environmental destruction, and the erosion of civil liberties and human rights. We seek economic security, genuine equality, and the protection of the environment for all.

We are committed to an inclusive and welcoming space, to addressing issues of oppression and discrimination, and to creating an environment where all the 99% can be heard and can meaningfully participate. We are also committed to safeguarding our collective well-being - including safety from interpersonal violence and any potential police violence."

Occupy Vancouver begins at 10:00am this Saturday, October 15. For more information, please visit http://occupyvancouver.com