MLK Day Benefit Concert 1 16 12

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OCCUPY THE DREAM: A morale booster for the Occupy Wall St. Movement!

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  • Date: Monday, January 16, 2012
  • Time: 7:00pm until 1:00am
  • Location: The Alberta Rose Theatre 3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211
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Purpose

I“Occupy the Dream – A Morale Booster for the Occupy Wall Street Movement.” The event is being held in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday.

Other details
Organized by TUPAC, this event is:

  • ALL AGES
  • Donation Only
  • And no one will be turned away due to lack of funds

There is no set entrance fee, but donations are encouraged because the event is in part a fundraiser for two Occupy Portland protesters; David Burgess and Justin James Bridges.

David Burgess is an activist for peace and justice who was marching peacefully with other Occupy Portland marchers in early November when he was attacked by police and wrongly accused of pushing a Portland police officer into an oncoming Trimet bus. Since that time, David has incurred mounting legal expenses along with medical bills as a result of injuries he sustained when attacked by police officers.

Justin James Bridges is a local musician who participated in the Occupy Portland encampment. On the last Saturday night at the encampment he performed at Terry Shrunk Plaza, but by the next night he was hospitalized from injuries sustained when police attacked remaining protesters who were attempting to peacefully hold the encampment after the mayor’s orders to vacate. Since that time, Justin has accumulated thousands of dollars in medical bills and legal expenses.

Monday night’s event features the following schedule

6:30-7:30 :: DOORS

07:30 - 07:40 B-Media Collective

07:40 - 08:25 Wesickboss (live hip hop group)

08:25 - 09:00 David Rovics

09:00 - 09:30 INTERMISSION

09:30 - 09:40 MLK Montage from Leo Mayberry (Seattle, WA)

09:40 - 10:00 Arlo Stone (comedy)

10:00 - 10:40 Justin James Bridges & Friends (down home southern blues)

10:40 - 10:50 Alex the Librarian

10:50 - 11:05 Sprockettes (performance)

11:05 - 12:00 Wanderlust Circus (performance)

12:00 - 12:00 Mic Crenshaw (Hip Hop)

12:30 - 01:00 Hoya (electronic world fusion electro-swing crunk)

The event is being held at the Alberta Rose Theatre located at 3000 NE Alberta Street. Doors open at 6:30pm. All ages are welcome. For more information;

  • and others will gather to honor the troops on the front lines of this peaceful revolution, a USO for the 99%.

We would love to see everyone there. We welcome one and all to participate in a celebratory day of performance, dance, and music.

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