Occupy Cafe is dedicated to expanding and connecting #Occupy conversations here in the US and throughout the world. Real and meaningful change for good comes when WE THE PEOPLE stand, speak and act together, cooperatively and collaboratively.
Occupy Cafe exists to inclusively connect people with people, to share and listen. All viewpoints are welcome from as many diverse locations as possible. The more we share and hear our individual and collective needs, wants and visions, the more powerful our initiatives to create real change become.
Here are some ways to get started as a participant in the conversations at Occupy Cafe. Everyone’s voice matters, so please share yours!
- Dive into live conversations! Register for upcoming Cafe Calls. You must register to participate, and it helps us out if you can do this in advance. Registration links are found on the Call Schedule page. For more information on the Cafe Calls, click here.
- Join the conversation in our Forum. You might start with one or more of the discussions in the “Welcoming Inquiry” category. Or start your own thread in the "Member Initiated Discussions" category.
- Join a group for ongoing conversations around a particular theme. We encourage everyone to spend some time in “Meet and Greet" where you can "mingle" with other members of Occupy Cafe. If you are active on the ground or want to support those who are, we suggest the "Organizing Zone" group. There are also many others, and you can also start your own.
Example: Occupy Cafe - SE Portland, OR
- Date: Sun Jan. 8th
- Time: 4pm-6pm
- Location: SEIU Hall on SE 64th & Foster
We will have coffee, tea, food & entertainment by donation. No one turned away for lack of funds. There will be spaces for people to “booth’, live entertainment, and arts & crafts. Small group conversations kick-off every 20-30 minutes to discuss topics of shared interest. People are also welcome to just hang out and relax, as long as they are respectful of the other activities in the space.