It rained but we chalkupied Duncan Plaza in front of City Hall and were almost arrested. The day is not over!!! See our slideshow and narrative of our experience with NOPD while chalkupying.
Most of the video with the police officer takes place while smallz' phone is beneath a contractor bag, but it's here if you want to see it: http://bambuser.com/v/2891990
Get your sidewalk chalk ready!
The Occupy NOLA Direct Action Working Group met August 2 and has declared August 9 a Day of Chalkupy in response to Occupy Los Angeles’ #A9 Call for Global Day of Action – Chalkupy the World
We will meet at 11:am at Duncan Plaza and chalk the city! Meet us there, meet up with us, or Chalkupy your neighborhood and send us pictures! We'll have a route and details soon!
"On August 9th, Occupy Los Angeles calls for you to fill your squares and take your streets and sidewalks with chalk. Call to all people everywhere to show that dissent is as simple as writing your grievances on the sidewalk, as accessible as hopscotch in the streets- reclaiming public space and engaging in public dialogue and expression. Join us (if you're close enough) for a day of solidarity and fun to celebrate the human spirit and chalk for our collective liberation. Together we will remake the art of public life in our alley ways, on the doorsteps of banks whose only allegiance is to profit, and in the streets built by our labor. In solidarity, regardless of all nations and borders, we will engage in willful public expression against political repression."
They ask that you SUBMIT CHALK PHOTOS HERE: http://chalkitout.tumblr.com/
You can also share your photographs on the Chalkupy Facebook page!
The Fresh Juice Party has a wonderful Chalkupy gallery for inspiration!
This is a creative way to show solidarity while exercising your first amendment rights.
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What Is Chalkupy?
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I first heard the term "Chalkupy" on March 8 when three people were arrested for drawing the Occupy Wall Street encampment with chalk at Zuccotti Park. The first occupier ever arrested at Liberty Plaza/Zuccotti was arrested and detained for writing the word “love” in chalk.
The following videos show the March 8 arrests. @Magpieluvsyou tweeted pictures of a chalkupy in Mid-City later that day.
New York-Parents for Occupy Wall Street soon issued the #M17 Call to Action: The Children’s Chalkupation in response to what they called a "...suppression of first amendment free speech..." and "...a blatant waste of time..." for NYPD.
OccupyNOLA chalkupied City Hall on March 17.