OKLAHOMA CITY – On Saturday, October 29th, Occupy OKC will be joining with other Occupy groups in Oklahoma in a protest march to the State Capitol. The protest march will leave Kerr Park at 11:30am. The event will feature several distinguished guest speakers and a series of short speeches by participants of Occupy OKC and live music protesting the undue influence of money on our political system. The event will end at 3pm and the protestors will return to Kerr Park to enjoy the 4pm music concert that afternoon.
Occupy OKC will be hosting a series of weekend music concerts in Kerr Park every Thursday through Sunday, 4-6pm, beginning this weekend featuring some of the best local and national touring folk musicians coming through OKC. These free music concerts are open to the public and will be held in the amphitheater at Kerr Park. Occupy OKC would like to thank all of the musicians who have generously donated their time and our booking agent Tara Feuerborn, (405) 412-7366, with Blue Moon House concerts for generously donating her time. This weekend’s line-up will feature Victor Zuniga (OKC) on Thursday 4-6pm and John Brooks (Touring Nationally) on Sunday 4-6pm, and several other local bands on Friday & Saturday afternoon 4-6pm.
On Sunday, October 30, at 8pm, Occupy OKC will be hosting a Candlelight Vigil to honor first responder and war veterans. The public is encouraged to attend and bring thank you cards and posters with messages of thanks to honor their service to our community and country, and to also bring candles to light to signify your appreciation. This will be a solemn native American style event. After an initial welcome by the Occupy OKC Compassion Team, first responders, war veterans and their families will be encouraged to step up to the mic and share their stories, concerns and victories. There will also be a moment of silence to honor all of our fallen heroes. Please come to Kerr Park and help us say thank you.
On Monday, October 31, at 6pm, Occupy OKC will be hosting a safe family friendly Halloween event in Kerr Park with free candy, face painting & other fun activities for children, and live music for parents.
Occupy OKC stands in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street and we are unified in the desire to make our Government more responsive to ordinary citizens instead of just being responsive to those interests – like the wealthy elite, banks, wall street & big corporations – that have the most money. We all would like to see meaningful campaign finance reform and other measures enacted that actually ensure this change occurs. Beyond that, each of us bring our own issues and concerns, and we highly encourage everyone’s participation. This is why we do not affiliate with or support any particular political party & welcome anyone to join us regardless of their political affiliation. If you agree, please come join us!
Occupy OKC would also like to thank all of the generous supporters who have donated supplies or other items. If you would like to make a donation, there is a supply list and a button to make financial contributions on the Home page of our website. Finally, Occupy OKC would like to remind everyone in our OKC community of our Occupy OKC Good Neighbor policy posted at the Info tab of our website – www.OccupyOKC.com – which is applicable to all our events.