10/30/11, "Seattle Central CC teachers to begin classes in support of Occupy Seattle," MSNBC, King 5 News
"A day after Occupy Seattle moved to the campus, instructors at Seattle Central Community College planned to begin teaching classes
- in support of the group.
The classes, scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. Sunday, were to be held on the Plaza at SCCC and include such subjects as "Why We Support Occupy," "Legislative Lobbying," "The Art of the Protest Sign" and "Filming to Document Human Rights Violations."
Classes will continue throughout the night.
Karen Strickland, Seattle President of the American Federation of Teachers said in an open letter to Paul Kilpatrick, President of SCCC that the board is in support of SCCC accommodating the request of Occupy Seattle for a number of reasons.
“The students and employees of the SCCD are the 99 percent and are suffering because of the economic inequity that characterizes our society and which has dramatically worsened since the 1970s,” she said.
Occupy Seattle says they adopted a “Good Neighbor Policy” In preparation for the move to SCCC.
They say the policy is includes provisions to ensure that the learning environment will not be interrupted, the Farmers Market will not be disrupted and neighbors will be respected.
Some of the specifics:
- Occupy Seattle respects the work of the custodial staff and request that all people associated with Occupy Seattle agree to clean up after themselves so as not to overload the custodial staff. The porta-potties will be provided. - Camping on the plaza should cease on Sunday during Farmers Market and breakdown hours will be 6:30am-5pm on those days. - Occupy Seattle will limit excessive noisemaking (i.e. drumming/music/loud behavior) to the following hours: Mon-Thurs : 5pm-9pm; Fri 5pm-11pm; Sat 10am-11pm; Sun 10am-9pm - Occupy Seattle is aware of SCCC's policy of no drugs or alcohol on campus and we will do our best to inform new occupiers of this. - We will inform new occupiers that at SCCC, smoking is limited to designated areas - Occupy Seattle will refrain from tagging or the defacement of land or structures at SCCC."
via Gateway Pundit