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Assemblies Across the Coasts

August 12, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PDT

Los Angeles for All (a project of Solidarity Research Center) invites you to a conversation on Occupy Wall Street and its legacy for revolutionary movements on Saturday, 8/12/23 at 7:30 PM at the Robinson Space.


Speakers include Marisa Holmes of Occupy Wall Street, Michael Novick from Occupy Los Angeles, Yvonne Yen Liu from Los Angeles People’s Movement Assembly

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Together, we will collectively explore questions, such as:

  • Occupy was a broad introduction to the practice of direct democracy for many folks. How do we translate that into daily life and not just revolutionary moments?
  • What are lessons learned from Occupy for the #hotlaborsummer and the strike wave in Los Angeles right now?
  • What is the role and relationship of insurgent movements with established nonprofits and trade unions?

The flow of the evening includes:

  • Initial framing talks by speakers (8 minutes each)
  • Small discussion groups (45 minutes)
  • Break (10 minutes)
  • Report back (40 minutes)
  • Closing (10 minutes)

Refreshments will be available for a sliding scale donation.


Marisa Holmes

Marisa Holmes

Occupy Wall Street

Marisa Holmes is an organizer, filmmaker, writer, and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. She is the director of two non-fiction feature films, All Day All Week: An Occupy Wall Street Story, which captures the occupation at Zuccotti Park, and After the Revolution, a non-linear narrative of the post-2011 context in North Africa. In addition, she has authored numerous short films and articles. Her work has appeared in Truthout, Paris-Luttes, Nawaat, PBS, and Al Jazeera, and We Are Many: Reflections on Movement Strategy from Occupation to Liberation. Currently, she teaches courses on social movements and media at Rutgers University and Fordham University.

Michael Novick

Michael Novick

Occupy Los Angeles

Long time anti-racist and grassroots labor activist, participated in the Occupy LA Labor Committee and General Strike Preparation Committee. Author of White Lies White Power/The Fight Against White Supremacy & Reactionary Violence, and more recently a chapter in No Pasaran! Anti-Fascist Dispatches from a World in Crisis, edited by Shane Burley from AK Press. Has edited and published “Turning the Tide: Journal of Intercommunal Solidarity” from Anti-Racist Action LA since 1988. He is currently interim General Manager of KPFK 90.7 FM, Pacifica radio in Southern California, where he has added Indigenous, Black, Chican@, AAPI, women’s, LGBTQ+, and labor oriented programming and is seeking community engagement and volunteer involvement to revive the station’s impact and capacity to advance peace and justice.

Yvonne Yen Liu

Yvonne Yen Liu

Los Angeles People’s Movement Assembly

Yvonne helped to launch Los Angeles for All, a project of Solidarity Research Center, on May Day 2022 and the Los Angeles People’s Movement Assembly in October 2022. She is the co-founder and research director of Solidarity Research Center. She is based in Los Angeles, California, where the sun smiles on her every day. Although a native of NYC, she and the city have broken up and went their separate ways. She is a practitioner of research justice with over 20 years of being a nerd for racial and social justice organizations.



August 12, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PDT
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Los Angeles for All
(323) 539-7654
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Robinson SPACE
4308 Burns Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029 United States
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