Economic & Social Justice

Back in Pueblo, Colorado

June 22nd, 2013 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Pueblo | Stone House - (Comments Off on Back in Pueblo, Colorado)
Glens daughter Karen visits us from Bellingham

Got back in town, albeit tired after lots of driving solo, but anxious to get back into the thick of things. Ed had the shower just about all tiled. The drop ceiling in the bathroom downstairs is done and laundry room was drywalled and the windows are all framed properly (to the windows -where there was about a 8 inch gap). Thanks to Tim and a friend for the work they did.   Ed got us a stove and another rocking chair. Sweet!

Chris, Cory & Paul have worked very hard putting in trees and plants and even painted a few window ledges. The yard looks amazing. Big thanks to Paul for taking care of the watering and ducks while I was away.

And huge thanks to Elaine for taking care of Kayla at her house and giving her playmates so she wasn’t lonesome. I hope to repay the doggie sitting when you need it. I couldn’t believe how much the garden had grown already. All the raised boxes were planted and looking great. I especially love the enthusiasm in our newest addition to Pueblo House/Stone House, Chris (more…)

Gardens, a clean shed and all things ducky!

May 28th, 2013 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Lil Stone House | Pueblo - (Comments Off on Gardens, a clean shed and all things ducky!)
raised planter boxes
For the past couple days we’ve been working really hard on the “Li’l Stone House” that was just donated.  This will be a beautiful Music & Art place where local artists can display their talent.  The yard is a huge canvas right now begging for some art and creativity.  It’s been raked (both lots) with all planter boxes prepared with topsoil and manure mix.   Today, some vegetables have been planted in aboout 1/3 of the boses.  Our ducks are secure in a very cool pen with their own little water pond to splash around.   Paul the mastermind behind the “La Familia” garden next door has worked wonders on our gardens and now has herbs and veggies planted in about 1/3 of the raised boxes.   We’re busy mixing manure and top soil (all donated/free) to make great growing.   We plan to put potatoes in tires next and then design the rest of the yard.
We’re hoping this music and art center will be created by all the local talent (artists) in the area. If you’re an artist (adobe, paint, sculptures, etc.) please get in touch with us to coordinate production & design. We have in mind a stage area, outbuilding for artists, pond area, bushes & flowering low water plants and roses along the fence. There’s an old boat we were thinking could be sunk in the yard and made into a pond. Unless someone has some other ideas for it. If any of these items are your specialty give us a shout. (more…)

Some visitors come to see Pueblo House!

May 25th, 2013 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Pueblo | Pueblo House - (Comments Off on Some visitors come to see Pueblo House!)
We got back from the Monsanto rally to find a few visitors who came all the way from Oakland California, Tennessee, Manitoba (Canada) and elsewhere.  Six of them and 3 dogs packed themselves into a Chevy Van and are traveling around.  They mentioned they would like to get a bus and we think that’s a great idea.  We also talked about them getting a house in Oakland and doing something similar?  Nothing’s impossible.
Be the change you want to see.  Soon, we’ll have a connection and network across America and then we can get down to some serious strategizing for “Change the people can believe in!”   (more…)

Rally against Monsanto, huge success today in Pueblo

May 25th, 2013 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Monsanto Rally | Pueblo | Rally on! - (Comments Off on Rally against Monsanto, huge success today in Pueblo)

Today we had a great turnout for M25. Monsanto has been genetically modifying our foods for some time. They do not label those that are and some studies are producing sad stats showing how they’re making people sick. We’re just asking that they label so the public can decide to eat them or ban them. But it should be our right to refuse GMO’s. The Pueblo people showed up today to voice their concerns and the honks from people going by were many!

People get it and we educated many about Monsant today!  For more information watch Genetic Roulette  and Check out claims against Monsanto here


A future Music & Art House…. The “Lil Stone House” was donated today!

May 17th, 2013 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Pueblo | Pueblo House - (Comments Off on A future Music & Art House…. The “Lil Stone House” was donated today!)
Front of house

Glen and I have been quite busy securing a building so we can bring music and art to the East Side of Pueblo.  There’s a tired, old house two doors to the east that’s been boarded up way too long.  Today the owner Matt, donated the house for the price of outstanding liens to the City of Pueblo.   We plan to take the boards off, fix it up and make a happy place that kids and adults can go to make music and art.  We feel there’s much too little of the “feel good” stuff in life.   When budgets are being crunched, those are the first things to go.  We want to bring back the things that make life’s stressed a little less stressful.  If we can teach kids how to play guitar, piano, trumpet or any instrument we can get donated (because we don’t have any right now) it’s going to make the East Side a little brighter.  Kids love art and there’s quite a bit of land where kids can paint and create.  We’ll be able to show local art and bring music to those that might not otherwise have the chance.  So today, we added a new property for the future of Occupy the Roads in addition to our little Red House (called Pueblo House).  (more…)

Two new windows and 2 trees for Mother’s Day!

May 12th, 2013 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Pueblo | Pueblo House - (Comments Off on Two new windows and 2 trees for Mother’s Day!)

Today we got a couple more boards off and light now shines on the stairs.  Thank you to Ed and a little help from Rob to make this happen.  A dresser got painted and then later in the day Kayla & I got to go to the doggie park to make some new friends.  Gus tells us his cousin is a dry waller and gave me his #.  He has some talent too.

Then the Arbor Foundation (Randall & Jenny) came by and offered to plant to trees in our yard as a donation. They were so nice to even plant them with us. (more…)

Paint brushes, scrapers and sandpaper!

May 11th, 2013 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Pueblo | Pueblo House - (Comments Off on Paint brushes, scrapers and sandpaper!)

The house is busy with volunteers as we inch our way closer to finalizing the “lil red house”.   Our walls are being painted, kitchen cabinets, some furnishings and windows being put in place of nasty old boards that have hidden this little treasure for some time.  Between James & Darla, Ed, Tom, Jack, Cory, Rob & I we’re seeing light at the end of the tunnel.  We’ll have more professional help this coming week to finish drywall, plaster and shower so we can get this little gem “occupied”.  Been a long stretch and it will be a great anniversary present to be done by June 12th with glorious gardens in the back. (more…)

Today was for the kids, for art & music and for a world we dream of….

May 4th, 2013 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Cinco de Mayo | Pueblo | Pueblo House - (Comments Off on Today was for the kids, for art & music and for a world we dream of….)
new fence in the making
Best Cinco de Mayo…..
Alais Clay & Wandering Monks celebrated with us @ Pueblo House and performed live in a concert that was rock’n the neighborhood. Thank you for making this day very special. You inspire us to be the change! Your lyrics are so profound.
The kids had a great time and we thank everyone who came out.   We now have a picket fence ready to put across the front of our very special house for art & music and all the things that make us feel good in a world that has so much wrong….we are the change we want to see. (more…)

Alais Clay & Wandering Monks, here for “Cinco de Mayo”

April 20th, 2013 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Cinco de Mayo | Pueblo | Pueblo House - (Comments Off on Alais Clay & Wandering Monks, here for “Cinco de Mayo”)
Join us friday night May 3rd (7:00 pm) at PCC @  outdoor amphitheater for live entertainment by Alais Clay (from Boulder) brought to you by Occupy the Roads, Pueblo House.
The event is to create awareness on the importance of keeping the Arts & Music programs alive.  If you miss us at Pueblo Community College you can join us on May 4th at the corner of 5th & Hudson.  We hope everyone will join us as we honor those who have helped by volunteering or providing services or goods and to celebrate our grand opening for “Pueblo House”.   (more…)

Meeting with Senators Aguilar & Giron

April 20th, 2013 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Meetings | Pueblo - (Comments Off on Meeting with Senators Aguilar & Giron)
Janet Wilson & Senator Irene Aguilar

Went to the Health Care Colorado meeting this morning and met Senator Irene Aguilar and Senator Angela Giron. Glen Burke & Dr. Anne Courtright attended as did many others. Senator Aguilar gave a very profound presentation on a co-operative healthcare plan that would encourage preventative as opposed to treating illness when it’s too late, because people put off going to the Dr. because of costs. It was a great presentation and I’ve asked the Senator to visit Pueblo House so we can give this same presentation to the East Side Community. (more…)