We are proud to announce that we’ll be collaborating with Occupied Stories to collect firsthand accounts of Occupy Chicago rallies and events, to be archived physically and digitally in our library. This is part of a greater initiative to make our library dynamic, including Occupy-generated materials. With the upcoming Chicago Spring and NATO/G8 protests, it is more crucial than ever to document our experiences on the ground and share them with the movement – and the world – as a whole.
We would like to encourage any Occupy Chicagoans who have attended rallies or events, or been arrested while Occupying, to submit their accounts directly to Occupied Stories. Alternatively, if you prefer to share your story on paper, you may submit it to any member of the library committee or drop it off in the library. (Please be aware that, unless you indicate otherwise, we will post all submissions online – so don’t include any information you don’t want available on the Internet.) We will archive them here on our blog as well as file a physical copy in the library at Cermak for general perusal.
Thank you in advance! We look forward to reading your stories.