Tuesday, January 17, 2012

It's About The Change In You! Part 2

Occupy Providence

Sorry about this not being attatched to part 1.  My computer doesn't want to work for some reason.
Continuing on my visit to Burnside Park, it was very depressing to see the living standards and lack of necessities in order to survive.  My question is are they really accomplishing equality and economic injustice during this cold season?  I see the focus on their living conditions and people feeling bad for these people on what they have to endure day in and day out.  They have alot of pride but I didn't see many of them actively fighting for this cause.  In one instance right when I was about to leave around 2, they were going to protest at the Capitol building about blocking the Achievement First Campaign.  As Shennen had told me it dealt with the conditions of Providence's public schools and quality of education along with the position of teachers in the mix.  Thanks Shennen.  What do you think about Occupy Providence?  Is it successful?  Are they making headway?

While reviewing the Occupy Providence's website I found some rather interesting information on what areas they support and are against.  You can actually follow them by signing in and see what they're up to by the hour.  They have schedules of places they are going to meet and what they're fighting for.  Here are some guidelines I found interesting on the website.

What to do if one or more people do not follow these guidelines:
  • It is the responsibility of the whole group, as well as the discussion group facilitators, to tell someone if they are disrespecting another person, to remind them to focus on commenting upon someone’s ideas and not upon their character or motivation.
  • Remember, you can always send individual emails if necessary, but the public discussion forum is not an appropriate place for personal or angry exchanges. Facilitators in the online discussion group should privately email people who are engaging in such activity and ask them to stop doing so.
  • It is the primary responsibility of facilitators not to end discussions, but to move them in a constructive direction in which all members are respectful of one another.

Here is one of the pictures I took of Occupy Providence at Burnside Park.  I have other pictures as well but for some reason they're not downloading but I'll get them up as soon as possible.


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