Want to meet exciting, varied, inspiring people, see your skills making a real difference AND help to change the world? Well volunteer at Occupy Bristol and you get all that and more. Does that sound better than what you were planning to do this Saturday? Then come on down!
Do you feel sickened by bankers still getting million pound bonuses while millions are out of work and libraries and health services are cut? Do you want to add your voice to the people saying that what’s happening is wrong? Do you want to work in a space that’s vibrant and open, with other people who care about the world being a better place? Do you want to feel like you’ve DONE SOMETHING?
Then come down to Occupy Bristol and bring your skills. Together we have 99% of the brains, the knowledge, the ingenuity. Together we can do something.
I know it can seem like a task that’s too big. But there are well over 2,000 occupations around the world. This is the first ever global protest movement. People say think global and act local. If each occupation does something to improve things in their local area, then added together, that makes a difference.
Help us do something here in Bristol. Help us raise awareness. Help us function as a community. Help us listen to the public. Help us explore alternatives. Help us bring people together.
We all know that Bristol is a special place, with an amazing sense of community and a willingness to do things for ourselves. If anyone can do it Bristol can.
Bring your skills – whatever they are – and find out how you can help. Come down to our Food-themed community day this Saturday, find out what we’re all about and come to a volunteers’ meeting in the Marquee at 4pm.
Some of the skills that can help us:-
- Artists, art students, makers – help us make the camp look nice and help us make signs.
- Writers, online techies, social media experts, journalists, photographers – help us get our message out.
- People with vehicles – help us move things from one place to another!
- People with people skills, counselling skills, listening skills, expertise in organisations and change, sociologists, anthropologists – help us work together and make the community as effective as we can be.
- Chefs, washer-uppers – help us feed the camp.
- People with construction or gardening skills – help us build the camp and minimise our impact on College Green.
- People who know stuff (even if you think you don’t know stuff) – if you can give a talk or facilitate a workshop or discussion, we’d like to host it – from understanding the financial crisis to basic bike repairs. Anything that helps people to live happier lives, or understand more about what’s going on is great.
This list is only a start. There’s plenty of other skills we could use. If you can’t come down on Saturday, then email us if you want to get involved.
Occupation is an idea, a tactic. It cannot be intimidated or evicted. We welcome bold, fresh ideas on how to build our movement and advance our arguments