by Pamela Powers Hannley
Sunday, October 14, Occupy Tucson will celebrate it's one year anniversary. Occupy Tucson was one of the longest-running encampments in the history of the Occupy Movement.
Although Occupy Tucson was a peaceful encampment, at one point, the Tucson Occupiers had received hundreds of tickets, primarily for breaking curfew at local parks-- more tickets than any other Occupy group, except New York City. Some of those tickets are still winding their way through the court system, but most have been dismissed (including mine).
Occupy Tucson may not be camping in the parks anymore, but the movement is far from dead. Occupy Tucson is housed in a small office in the historic YWCA on 5th Ave. You can find out more information by checking out their website and Facebook page.
For a walk down memory lane, check out these videos of Occupy Tucson. After the jump is background information on the Occupy anniversary celebration (complete with a General Assembly, of course.)
Organizing Occupy Tucson, Oct. 1, 2011
Occupy Tucson General Assembly, October 9, 2011
Day 1: Occupation of Tucson
The Tucson Progressive gets a ticket at Occupy Tucson
El Tour de Rio Nuevo March, Tucson
Jobs with Justice, Occupy Tucson, and Union Workers march to save postal jobs
Arizona Unionists and Supporters Protest Proposed Anti-Labor Laws