Upcoming Occupy Chicago Events

CHICAGO–(ENEWSPF)–November 10, 2011. Please note, unless otherwise stated the event takes place at Jackson & LaSalle in the plaza outside the Chicago Board of Trade. As always, there is a nightly march to General Assembly leaving from HQ (Jackson & LaSalle) at 7pm and arriving at the Horse (Congress & Michigan) for the GA. Friday night there will also be a group leaving from the Veteran’s Memorial to GA at the Horse.


  • 5:30pm CTA Public Hearing at Kennedy-King College (740 W. 63rd St.)
    OC stands in solidarity with the Amalgamated Transit Union during the CTA budget hearing. Arrive by 5:30pm.

Friday, 11/11

  • 11am Veteran Memorial Speak Out & March (Wacker & Wabash)
    OC joins Veterans for Peace, IVAW and AVAW for a memorial and speak out by veterans of Afghanistan, Iraq and the “Global War on Terror” at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
  • 12 pm, March from Vietnam Veterans Memorial to OC headquarters at Jackson & LaSalle
  • 3-5pm Community Outreach Meeting at Grace Place (637 S Dearborn)
    Outreach is inviting community organizations from all over Chicago to see how we can collaborate on actions, trainings, and events.
  • 3-4:30pm Teach-in: “Resisting Military Recruitment into U.S. Wars for the 1% – On Veterans Day & Everyday”
  • 4:30-6pm Teach-in: “Critical Theory, Critical Practice”
  • 5:45pm Silent March and Candlelight Vigil at Veteran’s Memorial
    Silent march will leave Jackson & LaSalle at 5:45pm to the Veteran’s Memorial on Wacker Drive at State Street. Once there, people will be encouraged to say a few words or read a favorite poem or song. We will march to OC’s General Assembly at Congress & Michigan before 7 pm. 
  • 2-3pm Spiritual Circle. A multi-faith devotional gathering & potluck in celebration of the birth of the Bahá’u’lláh, founder of the Baha’i faith. Please bring a passage of your sacred writings or anyone else’s to share at the circle.
  • 4-7 pm, Louder Than A Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival at Congress & Michigan
    In solidarity with Occupy Chicago will host a 99%-er open mic featuring the hip-hop trio BBU and Chance the rapper, LTAB All-stars, FM Supreme, Kris De La Rash, Steinmenautz, Shannon Matesky, Jamila Woods, Malcolm London, and many more.

 SUNDAY, 11/13

  • 3-4:30pm Teach-in: “The Situationists, Society of the Spectacle, and Urban Consciousness in a Revolutionary Context”
  • 4:30-6pm Teach-in: “Concepts of Democracy and the Occupy Movement 101”

MONDAY, 11/14

  • 6pm Occupy University of Chicago Against Paulson & Rice at U of C
    Protest at U of C during a speaking engagement by Henry Paulson & Condoleezza Rice. A rally will begin at 6pm when the doors to the event open and continue until the end, including relocating the nightly General Assembly to this location.

TUESDAY, 11/15

  • 4:30pm Weekly Group Meditation


  • 4:30-6pm Teach-in: “Concepts of Ideology and the Occupy Movement”


  • Global Day of Action, exact location and schedule TBD