Chicago - January 8th, 2011 - Planning [size=+1]--> Update: This month's protest details <--[/size] Date: Saturday, January 8th, 2010 Location: Millennium Park in downtown Chicago, at the intersection of Michigan Ave. and Madison St. Note that this is at the western edge of the park, not somewhere in the center of it. We're pretty hard to miss. Time: It seems most people are planning on showing up at 1 p.m. for this one. This is a departure from our usual starting time of noon. We go until we run out of gas, which is sometimes around 3 hours or so, but we play it by ear. Of course, you're welcome to come and leave whenever you want. Do: Hold signs, hand out fliers, talk to people, dance, shoot the breeze, etc. Don't: Amplified sound, chalking walkways, clogging up sidewalks, soliciting (why?), alcohol (duh) What do I need to bring? A mask or disguise if you roll that way, and stuff to keep yourself functional - comfy footwear, a drink, warm clothes, etc. If you want to bring a sign or fliers, go for it; otherwise, we have plenty that we can lend you. (Just please be careful with borrowed equipment to avoid unnecessary wear and tear.) Other stuff like cameras and munchies are optional. Have fun! __________________________________________ [dated original post follows] Fight about details 'n' stuff here. Location: Were we leaning towards holding it at Millennium Park this month, or...? I know some people wanted to do it there last month. Protesting right in front of the org won't be an option for this one, because the next court hearing for the 150 ft. issue is on January 13th (see Chicago legal update thread). So until we get a favorable resolution there, we'd be at the intersection if we went to the org. Just sayin'. Starting time: Someone floated the idea of starting at 1 instead of noon this month, since some of us show up around that time anyway, and it gives everyone an extra hour to sleep in. If you have an opinion on either of these, please chime in. If you're new and don't know what to expect, you can browse some of our postgame threads, chillax in this thread and ask questions, and/or just wait around as we finalize details closer to the event.