Occupiers OFOR Free Retreat this Weekend-Nonviolent Statewide Strategies

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Occupy Oregon Statewide Strategy Work Group Sign Up

Emerging national strategy calls for state Occupation groups nationwide to occupy their capitols to begin dialogues with legislators. Occupation movements from each of the states will be responsible for initiating that process.

FOR has partnered with the Wall Street Occupation since its beginning. The Oregon chapter of FOR (OFOR) is opening the Annual Retreat this weekend with free registration to Occupy Oregon participants from Portland, Salem, Eugene, Corvallis, Ashland and all Oregon Occupations to convene a work group to develop a statewide strategy and proposals for their respective Occupation groups. OFOR is also interested in the Occupy consensus-based process.[[1]]

Next Steps: An Occupy Oregon Work Group to Plan a Statewide Strateg

Participants are invited to REGISTER FREE , but Please see the "FLIER INFO" below for items you need to bring, such as Food, Bedrolls, Transportation, etc.

If you are coming to the Occupy Oregon Statewide Strategy meeting at Camp Adams, October 14-16, fill out the form below to let us know you are with us! No information on this form will ever be shared.

The Fall Retreat this coming weekend begins Friday, October 14 at 5pm until Sunday, October 16 at 12 noon at Camp Adams in Molalla, OR

The theme is "Beyond Demonstrations and Action: Planning Nonviolent Strategy", with Tom Hastings, PSU faculty member and a specialist in nonviolent confrontation strategy, as the key presenter.

Retreat Schedule

You are welcome to come and go as you need. Occupations can be demanding of time.


5:00 p.m. - Includes a gathering time Friday evening with a film, “A Force More Powerful”.


9:00 a.m. -Tom Hastings will make his presentation.

11:00 a.m. -

Indented line Participants will have their choice of following the original retreat schedule, which will continue as planned, OR
Indented line Break off to begin the work of planning a statewide strategy. Saturday evening will include a showing of “Bringing Down a Dictator, a film documenting the 2002 fall the Milosevic regime in Serbia.

Sunday morning

Strategize until the 12 noon departure time.


Oregon Fellowship of Reconciliation invites Oregon Occupiers to work-group retreat.

An emerging national strategy calls for statewide Occupations to begin dialogues with legislators. Each state will be responsible for initiating that process.

WHY: Develop a statewide strategy and proposals for their respective Occupations. OFOR also wants to learn about the Occupy consensus process.

WHEN: Friday, October 14 at 5:00 p.m. until Sunday, October 16, at noon

WHERE: Camp Adams, Mollala, OR 18499 S Highway 211. Mollala, OR 97038 (approx 35 miles frm PDX - directions on website) [ Google map]

WHAT: Theme: "Beyond Demonstrations and Action: Planning Nonviolent Strategy", with Keynote Tom Hastings, nonviolence strategy specialst

MEET: Occupiers from Portland, Salem, Eugene, Corvallis, Ashland and other Oregon Occupations


BRING: FOOD - will organize a mess hall in the kitchen. BEDROLLS - bunks for the first 150 registered. TENTS - site accommodates 170

TRANSPORTATION: Arrange your own - bus, carpool, three hour bike ride per Google maps. If you cannot stay the whole work group, that's OK. Come and go as you need.

AMENITIES: HOT SHOWER - bring towels and hygeine stuff

CONNECTIVITY: Stay connected with your site. Some wifi. Most cell phones good, except Verizon. Cheap Wal-mart phones work well there, per Site Director.

REGISTER :It's very easy. Requires only first name and an email contact.

Come and prepare for the long term with nonviolent strategies. We won't get fooled again!

For questions, email teres (dot) boze at gmail and mcolvi at gmail

If you know of new Occupations in Oregon, or Occupy contacts we should know, please tell them and send them along to us!