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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! For now, I’ve returned from my Joiyssey to participate in the "revolution":I’ve been at many Occupy sites across the country:1st in D.C. Freedom Plaza I faced & challenged racism/white supremacy, sexism/patriarchy, classism, heterosexism & eventually was kicked off the island; then I offered workshops as I drove to CA:“Anti-Racism Geared for White Occupiers”; “NO DRONES” "Successes and Pitfalls of OWS"

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

We have arrived!

We make it to D.C. tonite by 10:30pm, find Jenefer’s house where we are to park behind in the alley, and when we knock on the door, we discover that the awesome Phoenix womyn who demonstrated with us in Phoenix are staying there too!

We are thrilled to meet the incredible 81 year old activist womon who has opened her house to all of us (although Kevyn & I are sleeping in the truck, we do need access to the bathroom!)

Everyone encourages us to eat and go to bed but we are too excited! We meander thru the Washington streets , attempting to avoid frequent the “NO TRUCKS”  parts of D.C., and finally arrive at Freedom Plaza.

Kevyn is fading fast – as am I – and we do not stay long but return to our ‘neighborhood’, find a place to park, and crash for the nite!

When we return, Jenefer is looking for us. She shows us the ally where we are to park but it is too small. We end up parking on the street with the promise of a neighborhood parking sticker tomorrow. Hopefully, Kevyn's disabled parking permit will arrive soon too!

Tomorrow will be the beginning. As Kevyn keeps saying, do not be left out of this. It will be so big, if you help to make it so!