Occupy the Mall on Buy Nothing Day

Occupy the Mall on Buy Nothing Day

Occupy the Mall FlyerFor every dollar or credit spent on gifts, we sacrifice time, giving something material in exchange for providing our friends and family with the gift of ourselves.

We remain deprived of connection with those around us, and struggle to fill this emptiness with commodities that we do not need. In reality, all we need is one another. BUY NOTHING.

On Buy Nothing Day, “the goal is to give presence, not presents,” says Kristen Carpenter, a member of the Occupy Eugene Actions committee. “The only gifts to give are those that can be measured in heart. Break the chains of consumerism, give your family the gift of time.”

In celebration of Buy Nothing Day, this Nov. 24th (Thanksgiving) at 11:45pm until 9:00 pm, Nov. 25th (Black Friday) there will be a midnight madness flash mob, “Occupy the Mall” at the Valley River Center in Eugene, OR.

You’ve probably seen other flash mobs, where unsuspecting strangers in a public space were suddenly treated a visual and audio feast of music, signing and dancing. Word is that this event will be “EPIC”!

For More Info: Text @oe_actions to 23559 to sign up for flashmob text alert system/instructions and actions alerts.

Form an affinity group and make it a party! Contact Kristen at delta32 [at] mac.com for affinity group instructions.

Download the flyer and pass it around.


Alternate flyer for this event http://i40.tinypic.com/35lc01u.jpg

“You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.” ~Vernon Howard

“Business is the art of extracting money from another man’s pocket without resorting to violence.” ~Max Amsterdam