Daily Digest for November 12

Good Morning from Occupy Boston!

Below please find your daily digest.

Fact of the Day: Cumulative student loan debt is on fast-track to pass the $1 trillion mark by the end of this year. With outstanding student loan debt doubling over the past five years, it now exceeds total credit card debt in the United States.
News from other Occupations:  Check out The Guardian’s interactive map of Occupations across the globe, underscoring this is a worldwide movement that has spread wide in far in a very short amount of time

Occupy Boston – Saturday, November 12, 2011

Today’s Weather and EventsMostly sunny with highs in the lower 50’s. Really nice occupying weather so you should come on down. Check out our Calendar of Events for today, also posted at the bottom of this email.

Highlights: Join the March for Health Care Justice Speak Out at 12:00pm and march at 1:00pm — Come discuss Citizens United at an open form at 3:00 p.m., meeting at the OB Library. And don’t forget the General Assembly at 7:00 p.m.!

Volunteer Opportunities:  

– Love talking about Occupy Boston? Want to bring more people in to build the movement? Outreach needs all the volunteers it can get, especially ahead of some big events coming up. E-mail if you are interested in more details

– The Safety Working Group needs more volunteers! We need people familiar with the Occupy Boston community. Come today, 6:30pm in the library or emailInfoTent@OccupyBoston.org
– Free School University needs more volunteers in order to keep this amazing feature of Occupy Boston up and running. Please see FSU’s volunteer page for more details.

Other Working Groups seeking volunteers include Media, Outreach, Info Tent, Winterization, Logistics, Library and many, many more; every group is looking for volunteersso find the group that appeals to you and don’t be shy about offering help. Click here for a full list of Working Groups and their contact information. See where you think your strengths lay and where you can be most effective. We are looking for support both on and off-site, so even if you can’t come down there is something to do;  send an email the Info Tent for further assistance

If you are able to, we are still looking for both material and financial support. Any help you can give is greatly appreciated. For information on how our money is managed, please see our Financial Accountability Working Group page.

Saturday, November 12
 Project No One Leaves: Anti-Foreclosure Conference
» 1:00am “Thrive” Movie Screening; Global release
9:30amFree Health Screening (organized by Health Justice Working Group)
10:00amGet Warm with Breath and Movement.
10:45am**Cost of War Series (FSU) – Gold Star Military Family, The Arredondo’s (Camp Alex)
11:00am Loving Kindness Meditation
12:00pm**Speakout: Health Care Justice
12:00pmFaith and Spirituality Working Group meeting
12:00pm Meeting of the Hippy Drum Circle Working Group
1:00pm March for Health Care Justice
1:00pm **Cost of War Series Listening Sessions: Sarah Fuhro, Military Family
1:30pm **Cost of War Series Listening Sessions: Vietnam Veterans
2:00pm Winterizing meeting
2:00pm **Concert- The Doctor’s Fox
2:00pmCost of War Listening Session: Alice Copeland Brown
2:30p Cost of War Listening Session: Joyce and Kevin Lucey, Gold Star Families Speak Out
3:00pmFSU: What is Violence? What is Nonviolence? (Roundtable Discussion)
3:00pmCost of War Listening Session: Military Family, Wayne Jaquith
3:30pm Open Discussion on Citizens United
3:30pm Women’s Caucus
4:00pmFacilitation Working Group Meeting
4:00pm**Cost of War Listening Session, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans
5:00pm Anti-Oppression Working Group meeting
5:00pm **FSU: The Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture Series, Noel Ignatiev
6:30p Safety meeting
7:00pmGeneral Assembly

Questions or concerns? Please e-mail InfoTent@OccupyBoston.org and we can help you with whatever you need.