Regarding the Cinco de Mayo parade & charges recently dropped. There is a saying/poem that I remembered went around during the height of occupy, which came to light recently which seemed fitting to share once again, since Matt Martin, who took on this highly controversial case, is fighting for the underdog…me! Thank goodness for those who do the right thing because (more…)
Fiesta Day Parade was fantastic this year! The streets were lined with tons of people…it was probably one of the most well attended parades in which we’d participated. We got lots of cheers as we rolled though the streets, especially when people saw the revolutionary side of the ‘V’ where all the hero’s reside (thanks to Brett & Alais). We got lucky following a live band who played some great music as we rolled down the streets. Thanks to Salvatore Pace and John Camilli (more…)
It was a fantastic day to spread the news about Monsanto and let shoppers know what’s really up with their food. Some of course have no interest…even though they have no idea what your talking about, protesting and don’t care to know. But, those that honked, listened and cared were plentiful. Every year we reach more people to help the cause and this was no exception. (more…)
Today I presented for the League of Women Voters luncheon on the topic of “Occupy the Roads (how it all started) and the Pueblo House (and our 3 houses in the works) under “Occupy the Roads Foundation”. (Janet)
A wonderful time was had roaming the streets of Truth or Consequences, Hatch and Deming, New Mexico and then into Arizona through Casa Grande. Beautiful weather and some new friends met. Felt real good to be back out in the streets. (more…)
How exciting to be back occupying the roads! Since just Dec. 21st we’ve been roaming the streets of southern Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona to soak up some sun and meet new people.
First we met James who dropped a box of food and drinks at our doorstep and then stopped by to give us some information. Next we ran into a Cold War protestor named Mikey who shared a few of her stories. (more…)
We’d like to welcome Marcel Kuemmet who arrived last week to lend a hand fixing the Li’l stone house, where we’re building a future music and art space for kids on the Eastside of Pueblo. We’re excited with all that’s been happening here to get us to the finish line with our music space. We can’t wait until we can use it for Friday night open mic.
The “V” was in Trinidad, CO this past week for a the Southeast Regional Philanthropy Days. Over 3 days we pitched our case for a grant so we could fund our vision of 3 functional houses all offering unique things. The media house will be the most expensive to fix and we’ll definitely need grant help to make that happen. If anyone knows of grant writers send them our way (more…)
Met a whole lot of great people today at CSU student orientation. It was packed around noon and both Joe & I gave out hundreds of cards. We hope to have student volunteers joining us soon. We met musicians, artists, creative and passionate people who loved what we’re bringing to the east side. Great things are on its way and with the music and art space complete we’ll have another area for bringing people together to better the community.
We followed the day by joining a drumming circle on the river walk under the main st. bridge where many talented drummers gathered and what a sound they made! The coordination of rhythm & beats was astounding. Drummers came from CO Springs and Denver to participate. We surely have a lot of talent locally. Many have offered to play at Pueblo House and that’s wonderful. We’re working hard to get the houses completed so we can start more programs for the kids. (more…)
Today we decided to take up the offer Noemi put forward and go to visit Bishop’s castle which is in the mountains about 40 min. s/w from Pueblo. We decided to leave the overwhelming demands and world sadness behind to go find an adventure, and that we did. With the RV stocked up, we went to meet a long time anarchist who’s father (or grandfather) built the castle over 50 yrs ago. It’s had additions over the years and become quite a tourist attraction, equipped with a very cool gift shop with handmade crafted items. My camera was acting up and wouldn’t take more than 2 frames before freezing. It started acting up Thursday night when we went to the Scott Tipton (CO R-Rep) town hall meeting (straight from the airport and that’s another story of its own). Perhaps I smoked it while in Canada taking too many pics . Well it’s retired itself today. And all of you who know me can imagine how devastated I am right now. No pictures turned out but thankfully I had back ups with my phone camera so I could share this awesome experience. Tomorrow is another day and I will tackle it with vim & vigor or….just paint the heck out of something! (Janet W) (more…)
There was a decent turnout for the march against Monsanto today. Many had their signs and stood for hours waving at the passing traffic many of whom honked to let us know they got it too. We estimate about 80 -100 might have been present.
Most of the fun was handing out pamphlets to let the consumers, who were totally oblivious to Monsanto and it’s “evil doing but, were shocked when they learned that stuff was being put in their food without their knowledge. Most were eager to get the information. Some of course, with their “no thank you” as they see you coming with paper like you’re going to attack them. Sadly, we live in this kind of world where some feel bombarded with so much stuff going on ….. it’s information overload for some. (more…)