Occupying? Supporting occupiers? Go Yellow!


I wanted to encourage those of you engaging with the “Occupy Movement” to order Standing on the Side of Love campaign merchandise to wear when you attend occupy events. Visit the Standing on the Side of Love store to order shirts, signs, bags, buttons and more.

Our yellow Standing on the Side of Love shirts stand out  and  capture attention.  Just try and play “spot the Unitarian Universalist” in the videos at the end of this post.

Whether you are participating in an “Occupy” event or bringing supplies to occupiers,  GO YELLOW!

Visit the Standing on the Side of Love store to order shirts, signs, bags, buttons and more.

If you do, make sure to order packs of  packs of lapel stickers.  They are affordable and you can give them to people who join your protest and/or service projects last minute.        

See yellow?
This video from Occupy Providence starts with a still image, then turns to video. Can you see the shirts?

Unitarian Universalists and OCCUPY Movement?

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Question:  Any of your congregations, members and/or clergy getting involved in Occupy Wallsteet, Occupy Boston, and beyond?

If you are pro revolution, this is one of those situations where individual UU’s and our congregations need to lead.  If you want to see action, you need to organize locally, network nationally via social media, and rock it grassroots style.

According to comments on the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Facebook page (Monday at 9:50am)  the UUA is not going to be taking action on this one.

If you want to organize, you might start a Facebook group to share plans, resources.  If you do, let me know.  I’ll be happy to share it.

As for actions, so far I have heard that this Sunday UU clergy will be leading vespers at Occupy Boston,


What are you planning? Please share your plans, actions, and related blog posts in the comments of this post.

How UU’s in NYC Can Help

I’ve heard via Facebook that there is a “church tent” at Occupy Wallstreet.  Beverly tells me that as the weather turns cold they have a great need for hot water carafes.  She says, “yes, they should bring tea/coffee carafes to the church tent… it’s hard to give directions within that sort of environment… BUT the church tent is on the south station end of the community… the park is quite small and everyone is happy to direct you…”

UU Coverage, Action

UU Lincoln Statler gets arrested and loaded into police van. Look for the yellow Standing on the Side of Love shirt.
Photo  | Video

UU Blogs discussing “Occupy”
Link to UUpdates.net listing of all registered UU blogs containing term “occupy.”