At 6:30 p.m. on Thurs., Dec. 15, you're invited to celebrate the 220th anniversary of the Bill of Rights by participating in a "people's microphone" recitation of its text in Tacoma's Occupation Park.[1] ...


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WHAT:  Bill of Rights Day celebration
WHO:  Occupy Tacoma, People for Peace, Justice, and Healing, & ACLU of Washington State
WHEN:  Thursday, December 15, 2011 -- 6:30 p.m.
WHERE:  Occupation Park, Tacoma, WA (corner of Pacific Ave. and S. 21st St.)

On Thursday, December 15, at 6:30 p.m., Occupy Tacoma will host the annual Bill of Rights Celebration.  This celebration has taken place every year on December 15, the anniversary of the signing of the Bill of Rights, since the passage of the Patriot Act endangered the civil liberties of us all.  This year, in honor and recognition of Occupy Tacoma's actions in defense of our First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and assembly, Tacoma civil liberties activists have asked to hold the celebration at Occupation Park!  This followed a suggestion in a letter written by Father Bill Bichsel from prison suggesting that the annual Bill of Rights celebration honor Occupy Tacoma.  (Father Bichsel is in prison for his nonviolent protests against nuclear weapons.)

The central activity of the Bill of Rights Celebration is the reading of the Bill of Rights.  This year we will utilize the People's Microphone to send the message resounding throughout Tacoma.  Come join us on December 15.  Birthday cake for the Bill of Rights is provided!  We will also have hot food.  This celebration is organized by People for Peace, Justice & Healing and has been endorsed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington State.  Thank you Occupy Tacoma!