Olympia: Camp Quixote reportback & planning future site [June 8]

from Olyblog.net:

Camp Quixote Reportback & History at Evergreen Friday

Join SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) for this presentation by Camp Quixote. Camp members will discuss the history of the camp, their plans for Quixote Village, and how people can get involved in making these dreams a reality!

In February of 2007, Camp Quixote was formed as a protest against the City of Olympia’s new law which would (and currently does) criminalize sitting on the sidewalk (Ordinance No. 6456n). Camp members and their friends, many of which attended Evergreen, courageously seized a parking lot downtown and set up a tent city. They sought to take control over their own lives and fight City Council’s attack against the homeless community. People were arrested and brutalized by police. For the past few years, they have moved from church to church every 90 days but now they are planning on acquiring a permanent site. Come hear about these plans and how to support the camp.

When: Friday June 8, 2012 11(AM)-12:30(PM)

Where: Room D1105, Seminar II Building, Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW, Olympia, WA 98505

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/238201832958859
This event is FREE and open to the public.

Also coming up on Friday is a workshop with members of CIVIL (Citizens in Violation of Illegal Laws) who will be discussing their plans for campaigns against the City of Olympia’s gentrification of downtown and continued attacks on the homeless. See our Facebook for more information:

To get texts about our upcoming events, text “follow olysds” (without quotes) to 40404.

To get announcements in your email (low traffic) go to https://lists.riseup.net/www/info/olympiasdsannounce
SDS on Twitter: twitter.com/olysds
SDS on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/olysds

Sponsored by SDS olympiasds{at}riseup.net. Feel free to send along any questions you may have.

This event is wheelchair accessible. If other accommodation is required for this event, please contact Student Activities with reasonable advance notice by emailing

studentactivities{at}evergreen.edu or by calling 360-867-6220 or 360-867-6834 (TTY).

 

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Camp Quixote 2007

 

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