Learning by Example
If we learn by example, the efforts of Occupy Bernal have a lot to teach us in the Occupy movement. Yesterday's "Organizing Neighbors / Fighting Foreclosures" event started off with a description of how this feisty neighborhood group came together. Stardust, a long time Bernal resident, and intrepid and dedicated activist, together with his neighbors, canvased the area door to door, weaving together a powerful coalition who are fighting to keep everyone in their homes.
The discussion that followed was organized by neighborhood, allowing residents to meet, air local concerns, and make plans for organizing around the issues that effect people close to home. One of our motivations for starting Occupy Forum was to spark more local and small group political activity; so, we hope event will be a start for some more neighborhood organizations.