Spent a couple days in Denver to participate in active discussion with our new young friends Alex, Kim and Roshan who openly discussed (on camera) our failing education system, too much time being spent on “memory” tests, lack of funding, cuts being made to critical & important programs and just too much emphasis being placed SAT’s instead of providing what’s best for the children. It was an eye opener to hear how we’ve failed a whole generation and then, put them so far in debt some may never be out. The good news is that we are going to implement our own education curriculum right here in Pueblo on the east side. With their help and the help of a few teachers (fed up and ready to be the change) we will start planning, organizing and being the change we want to see!
After a very passionate meeting we met up with Occupy Denver where their GA was being held, lucky for us it falls on Tuesday evenings at the Denver Art Society. There, we engaged in numerous conversations and were fortunate to meet with a couple Occupy CO Springs people. The meeting was great and it was so nice to see familiar faces not seen since Sept. last year.
We spent the night in Denver then met up with Crystal in IKEA’s parking lot. We had the privilege of meeting up with Alex again, whom we interviewed again! Occupy the Roads and Searching for Occupy were in the house! Or should I say “V”? Finally, we were able to meet in person and share our stories and experiences. We still have lots of work to do, so let’s start with a great MAY DAY on the 1st! Right here in Pueblo in solidarity with our friends in Denver and the Springs!